Flowerdrops continued …

FlowerDropsSept2009-019 More experiments with drops of water on flower petals. Or as I like to call them ‘Flowerdrops’.

Don’t ask me why but I love to play with this concept. For starters it is fun to do, and I can learn a lot while trying to beat the problems that I will encounter.

FlowerDropsSept2009-003-bewerkt It gives me the opportunity too play with several aspects of photography, think about; Close-up shooting, light setup , composition, and color. So in a very tiny space I can work with all these different factors. Just see it as my mini studio on the dinner table in the kitchen. The only thing that you need to remember is to keep your flowers fresh…

  • Close-up shooting: Static objects, so no moving bugs and other influences from mother nature
  • Light setup: You can use small flashed and little pieces of paper, so no big studio lights and soft boxes.
  • Composition: It is very important to set the right position, (otherwise the water drop will not show the image of the flowers in the background) So I need to think about composition which is a nice challenge. But also possible because of the small setting
  • Color: Most flowers are very colorful, which gives me the opportunity to play with these colors, and the small setting gives me the freedom to easily change backgrounds.

If you keep the above in mind you will be able to create nice pictures. For me it is looking for that little bit extra. And I do realize that I still have many roads in front of me.

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3 thoughts on “Flowerdrops continued …

  1. Like your photo shooting skill… This flower inside the water-drop… and the water-drop photo, (that you not satisfied with its).. but for me its great, those bubble look like “Avatar” water… very nice!!

    May i know while u shooting a macro object, isit using the professional “Macro Lens” or the “Extension tube” or “double lens revers macro”? Normally how far the distance will be?(the camera and the object)

    Thx very much for ur reply and advice to me..

  2. I have never used the reversed lens method. I always use a close-up lens 100mm (1x magnification) which I sometimes combine with tubes. And I also use the Canon MP-E 65 mm, which has an range of magnification (1x – 5x) This lens is unique and wonderful but very hard to operate.

    The distance to my subject varies from a few centimeters to some decimeters. the ‘flowerdrop’ photos are mostly taken form a distance of 5 till 10 centimeters. The waterdrops are taken from a longer distance (to prevent water falling on the camera) Hope this answers your questions ;-)

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