Re: blue flower photos (Re: [gardeners] Gardens and kids)

Lee Ann Reiners (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 06:59:21 -0400

In addition to Kay's suggestions, try using a polarizing filter.  I've had
some success with that while photographing blue flowers.

Lee Ann

> From: Kay Lancaster <>
> >in the front of the house. They are actually small-leaf rhododendrons,
> >(which of course look like azaleas) but the color is neon blue...! They
> >absolutely SHOUT at you ..... In the past, all my efforts at photo-
> >graphing both these Starry Night rhodies and my many blue summer
> Blue flowers rarely photograph well without special filtration.  The
> best results I've gotten are from photos taken in open shade, or with
> Kodak Gold film, which has remarkably good blue flower color rendition.
> For general flower photography, however, I prefer Fuji's color films,
> because they tend to produce more "saturated" colors, while Kodak's
> films tend to produce more pastel versions.  
> Kay Lancaster