Flower Photography – Close Up

Sony 6000a with Canon Macro Lens: f/8; 1/250 sec; ISO 2500; 60mm

Normally I shoot most of my flower photographs in bright lit settings. This time I tried something new. It was evening and the room was lit with one dim lamp. By really increasing my ISO it picked up the variance of light illuminating the flower casting a sheen effect. Think I will try this more often. Would like to hear any suggestions for other indoor lighting. I don’t usually photograph indoors. But given it’s winter in the Midwest. I am desperate.

Photography – 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

Photography – Calla Lilies – Rain Drops

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“Time itself comes in drops.”  William James – f/8; 1/320; ISO 400.


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The sturdy calla lily petals with their smooth and graceful curves are the perfect subject to shoot water drops. The water drops display a nice variety of shapes and sizes without dripping into the center of the flower.  

These calla lilies where placed in a vase and set on my patio table two feet in front of an evergreen which made the background very easy to darken. f/8; 1/60; ISO 400. 

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Photography – 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