As part of a series on smartphone photography, professional photographer Tiffany Warner explains how you can capture beautiful Banksia roses.
The Banksia rose was named after botanist Sir Joseph Banks. This gorgeous climbing rose has delicate lemon-coloured baby rose blooms. Although it originated in China it is quite prolific here in the Macedon Ranges and you will see it cascading over many fences during spring.
The Banksia rose is also a great subject to photograph. For this image I put my mobile phone camera into Portrait mode to get a detailed view of the flowers and make them pop out from the background.
Put about 20cm between the phone camera and the subject. If you’re too close your subject will be blurry. If you don’t have Portrait mode just get as close as you can without the subject becoming blurry and wait a few seconds for the camera to focus.
Always hold your phone as still as possible. This takes a bit of getting used to but once you master it you will enjoy the spectacular images you can create.
💡 Tip: Get up as close as you can before the picture blurs and wait a few seconds for your camera to focus properly.