Pendant Flower

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This is one of those occasions when you see something beautiful and have to take a photograph. Then you begin thinking about how the camera will capture the subject and retain the details etc. that are elements of the beauty. Easier said than done. How often do we get back home to view our photos and see that the two dimensional depiction we captured does not match our memory of what we saw?

Today’s cameras are capable of capturing detail our eyes blur in an effort to manage the wide diversity and range of what we see. It takes very sharp focusing to see the detail in the petals of a flower, modern computers, technology and software can bring out details we only guessed at. I looked hard and long at these flowers, took several shots, but my concern was capturing the veins of the petals and their texture. The raw file was disappointing but post-processing easily fixed it.

The next step up from reading the manual and learning everything you need to know about your camera is understanding what post-processing software can or will do for your photographs. I see a lot of photographs where people have not learned the importance of contrast in their photographs and the results are dull and flat at best.

Photography is a two-step process and both are equally important: capturing the shot; and processing the shot. For all those who speak about out of the camera perfection, it is rare and always has been. Read up on how your favorite photographer works on his photographs, it’s worth it.

5 responses

  1. Beautiful capture! And love the flower and name. I’m sure I have A LOT to learn about post-process. Luckily my livelihood isn’t photography, lol.


    September 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

  2. Right you are!!!


    September 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  3. blackice713

    Beautiful composition!


    September 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  4. hi victor,
    you turn beautiful to exquisite with this one.


    September 12, 2013 at 7:21 am

  5. Very true on it being a 2 step process.

    A little post editing can go a long way!!

    Wonderful picture : )

    – Michael


    September 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

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