September 23, 2018 at 8:32 pm #33734September 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm #33756
I like the lighting! Have you heard of focus stacking?September 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm #33802
@dhancock, Thank you!
Yes, I have. Do you think that would be a good idea here?September 27, 2018 at 9:15 am #33815
Yes, it could be your aperture as well, but it would be nice to see more detail in the flower. Focus stacking would let you be a little more selective for what is in focus.October 8, 2018 at 9:19 pm #34037
What’s your method for focus stacking, @dhancock. To be honest, I’ve never actually done it successfully. I tried once on a landscape photo and it, well, let’s just say I spent so much time trying to get it to work I just never got around to trying to do it again. 🙂
As for your photo, @joseph, (gorgeous color by the way!) a lot of flowers taken under studio light are just the flower against a black background….I like how this includes an element that fades off into the background, so it looks like a spotlight is shining down on the subject, much like on an actor on a stage. Perhaps this is just post-processing vignette, but still, I think it looks good because it doesn’t look like an over-cooked effect. By the way, where was your studio set up?October 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm #34074
@jamesstaddon, thank you! My studio is set up in the basement. I wish I had showed it to you when you came 😀October 9, 2018 at 9:37 pm #34080
Wow! What an amazing photo! Contrast is outstanding! You can really focus in on the flower and the wood is a complimentary factor that works fantastic to your idea, maybe like a slight lighting, I kinda feel like you get lost trying to focus in on your target… But that’s only personal preference on my knowledge up to this point, what an amazing spin of your personal style your put on it, and the fact that you really took a normal photo and made it look amazing, I literally did a double take scrolling past this, really great eye-catcher!October 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm #34096
Fantastic. Maybe next time!October 18, 2018 at 12:00 am #34307
@joseph, lovely photo! The colours really complement each other and I love all the texture in the wood.
Something I found a bit distracting in this shot is the white dots on the left-hand side of the wood. Perhaps you could spot removal them? There also seems to be a lot of blank space in the top of the image and left hand side (not necessarily a bad thing!), but I feel like you could adjust your angle slightly to the left so that the wood isn’t left hanging and maybe try looking down on it slightly to fill in some of that black area. Just an idea. Awesome shot!
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