Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lovely Longwood

The fantastic flower macro workshop at Longwood Gardens has just ended. It was an incredible group of participants who created some gorgeous images. Each person was eager to learn and stretched their creativity and their skills.   I was blown away by the beautiful images they created.

Everyone was able to photograph a wide variety of flowers in a multitude of colors. We also had critiques each day plus a bonus Lightroom lesson on the last evening. Thanks to everyone for being so congenial, so energetic, and so motivated. It was a great workshop.

This image is a macro view of the unusual Tulip of Siam, native to Vietnam. It is a flower I had never seen before. It is a delicate, multi-part flower in a lovely shade of pink. This is a very tight shot, showing just the center. Some of next week’s blogs will show you the entire flower and other views. Use them as a learning tool to see some of the options available in macro photography.

Macro photography opens up an entire new universe of image-making opportunities. If you do not own a macro lens, you can use close-up filters or extension tubes to help you get in tight for unique and creative images. Try your hand at macro photography. You will be amazed and thrilled at what you can create.

Shutter Speed 1/160 sec.  Aperture f/7.1.  ISO 400.  Lens: Canon 100mm macro f/2.8L IS.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.”  --Albert Einstein

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