Day 2 Thinking about composition.
As a rule, I often state there are no rules, when it comes to composition. That said, almost anything can work, it might just take a little exploring. When photographing flowers, I often think like a florist. I ask myself what would be the best way to arrange these flowers, but instead of a vase, I am arranging them in a frame. By no means does that mean I cut the flowers and arrange them the way I want. Instead I move myself around the natural arrangement using my camera/lens combination to move in and out to allow the composition to include what I want from the scene and how the light falls on the blossoms. Sometimes general guidelines for flower arranging can apply to photography as well. In this example I make the use of three blossoms to create a balanced but pleasing composition of three wild geraniums. I think the use of three allows the viewer eye to move freely and naturally through the frame. In this case not all of flowers have to be in the same plane of focus, maybe because the up front blossom allows the viewer the detail to fill in for the other two softer flowers?
Composition is best tried out in each given situation. This is a great place for a photographer to have fun and spend some time exploring with eye and camera.