Flowers – Photographing Indoors

Purchased flowers provide a great opportunity to creatively practice your photography skills during the winter months. Anything in your home can be used as background. To my surprise, the insect in the bottom photograph hitched a ride on one of the flowers I purchased!

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Patio Flowers

All of my photo processing is done using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. I also use the NIK Collection which is a plugin that can be used in both programs.

Purple-Pincushionf/9; 1/15; ISO-100; 135mm; +0.3 steps


IMG_3466-Edit-Editf/8; 1/6; ISO-400; 60mm


Lily pistils-WPf/4.5; 1/80; ISO 400; 60mm

Comments are always welcome.

 

Bleeding Hearts

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched… they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller

f/8; 1/100; ISO 100

Water Drops

 

Water Drop“On one drop of water are found all the secrets of the universe”, Kahil Gibran

This was a very fun photo shoot. There was this leafy plant in my family room. I decided to  spray the leaves. I set up my tripod and attached my macro lens to my camera. Then the shoot began. Lighting was not a concern. There was plenty of natural light streaming in from the windows where the plant was placed.

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In shooting macro the best tips that were passed along to me were:

 – shoot in aperture priority mode using manual focus

 – shoot in live view and magnify the area you are focusing in on

 – place a diopter (magnifier) over the live view screen to further focus in the subject

 

Macro Lens; manual focus;1/4 sec; ISO100