Florists: the only 5 camera settings you need

Florists: the only 5 camera settings you need

At a recent shoot, Caroline Oleron (Cherfold Flowers) asked me to explain my settings and why she should get a tripod. It's all useful information, so here goes:

1. Low ISO, 100 or 200.

2. Pick your aperture for the depth of field you want: the photo above was f11.

3. Let the camera choose the shutter speed (in this photo it was 1/2 second).

4. Manually focus.

5. Use a tripod (or a chair, or a pile of books) and the self timer.

Read on for the detail.