How to enhance photos with plants and flowers

A little bit of color can enhance a subject's portrait, but too much may overwhelm. When adding color via the addition of flowers, avoid dark colors or colors that do not complement the subject's skin tone and hair shade. Stick to neutral and lighter tones such as pink versus red or violet versus dark purple.
Be careful about adding flowers to the shot as a border. The camera lens should focus on the person's face, with the border as a slightly blurred addition. When bringing the flower edging into the picture, make sure the subject's face is not obscured in any way.
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Materials
- Single large blossom, neutral or light colored
- Wire cutters
- Neutral and light-colored fake flowers with stems
- Fake ferns or leaves with stems
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Instructions
1. Shorten the stem of one large blossom, leaving at least 2 inches of stem.
2. Place the blossom in the subject’s hair, making sure not to obscure the face.
3. Hold one bunch of flowers with stems in one hand and the camera in the other. Bring the flowers into view from the side of the lens. Do not block out the subject’s face with the flowers.
4. Focus the camera on the subject (past the flowers) and take the shot.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 with ferns, leaves or different flowers to change the look.
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