Set up your camera for best results
Choose an area with a tight cluster of tall plants, and find or create a small clearing big enough for your camera. Cut any leaves or grass that overhang the lens.
Shoot in RAW 1
Start by changing your camera’s image quality setting to RAW. This is an important step because with a wide range of light intensities in your scene, you may have some exposure issues to deal with. RAW files contain more information in areas of extreme shadow and highlight.
Activate the self-timer 2
To ensure you don’t appear in shot, turn on 10sec self-timer mode to give you enough time to move out of the way before the shutter fires. Alternatively, you could trigger the camera remotely using either a wireless remote or Wi-Fi.
Choose the best camera settings 3
A very large depth-of-field will ensure both the foreground and background are pin-sharp. You can achieve this by choosing a narrow aperture of around f/16. Don’t shoot at the lens’ narrowest setting though (usually f/22), as this can cause significantly reduced image quality.
Focus your shot 4
If you have a flip-out screen, put your camera in position, activate Live View, then tap on the foreground object furthest from the camera (most likely a flower head). Once focused, switch to manual focus and leave it there for the duration of the shoot. If you don’t have a flip-out screen, hold the camera at the height of the plants, point it at the ground, focus, then switch the lens to manual and start shooting.