The goal of a lot of the professionals whenever they are dealing with plant photography is to be able tonature photographycapture their subjects in the original and natural state in which they are seen without even giving Mother Nature with any particular assistance whatsoever. This means that you won’t even move a branch or stray twig or even remove an offending item from the background.

There are other photographers out there who simply do whatever it takes to get and capture the best possible photograph of their chosen flora subject. For these types of photographers, it even means artificially changing all the natural conditions of the plant as well as its habitat in order to portray the plant in its best possible light.

Some of the people who fall in somewhere between the two opposing philosophies. Those other people just want their images to show the original features of the plant under the most aesthetically-pleasing habitat however they do not want to go so far as to have pictures which do not look very natural. One example regarding this particular taste in portraying flora in this manner is if there is a candy wrapper in the foreground, those types of photographers pick it up so that it doesn’t appear in the photograph. If a certain leaf interferes with the composition of the subject then we just simply move it away from view so that it won’t contribute to the bad composition of the photograph.

This type of obsessive-compulsive nature isn’t so much that bad if you come to think of it—especially if the element of the plant is definitely distracting the would-be viewers from seeing the focal point of the picture. The important thing is not to overdo such types of obsessions. Even though we would like our pictures of plants to be stunning and original, it should be not at the expense of arranging a scenery to the point that the photograph does not look natural at all. This should be one of the things that plant photographers should remember. People who are interested in plant photography should simply take pictures of the plants and the different settings they are in. For more varied shots, they could try taking pictures of the plants in different times of the day such as early morning or dawn, morning, noon, afternoon and dusk. That should take care of the variety of the shots in and of itself.

So always remember to strike a balance between having a neat picture and not changing the environment of the background of the flora, thus making it look like a very unnatural-looking photograph. Whatever nuances that are present, you should always try to take them out so that when you are ready to click your shutter, you’ll have the best subject in the best background without any additional distractions in the photograph. What’s best is you’ve left the surrounding habitat or environment as it is and you’ve been able to successfully strike a balance in this field of photography.