How to take a picture of an iris flower (or any flower)
Seemingly a monster, it might look like one up close, an iris is a contradiction in many ways. I chose to see beauty in this flower, but most definitely an edgy one.
So, to accomplish my vision, I went against the most common advice in flower photography, as one of the first words you would normally read is “defuse.” In this case I say: CONTRAST; every shot is lit from underneath and against a dark background.
My vision, my rules. Final result: a beautiful iris flower with attitude.