Friday, June 19, 2015

Longwood Gardens Workshop Huge Success

The Annual Longwood Gardens interpretive macro flowers workshop has just ended and was a big success. All participants learned quickly and came away with some absolutely beautiful images. They worked hard and enjoyed themselves.

Each day was filled with fantastic flowers, good companionship, and great weather. This gorgeous orchid was just one of hundreds of flowers waiting for our cameras. Finding the right angles and understanding the technical attributes of this signature style are crucial to success. Focusing on one element, and allowing everything else to be soft and moody, creates a unique image.

This type of image can be created in either soft light or hard light. If you shoot in hard light, allow the shadows to become part of the composition. Regardless of the type of light, it is important to control the background and keep it as simple as possible. Soft tones that complement the main subject are best.

Shutter Speed 1/250 sec.  Aperture f/3.5.  ISO 800.  Lens: Canon 100mm macro f/2.8L IS. Camera: Canon 7D Mark II.  Handheld.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole world would change."   -Buddha 

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