Posts tagged “Flower Photography

Unfashionable (Two Photographs)

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I have read and have been told that the taking of a flower top down is unfashionable, pedestrian and to be avoided. So here I am breaking norms again with a painterly flower. Sometimes when I read abut photography I think there are too many unnecessary guidelines, rules and admonitions.

 

 


Tulips and Vignettes (Two Photographs)

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I understand why people use vignettes and often like what I see but I seldom use them and they feel a bit artificial when I do. The idea of vignettes is to point the eye to the subject in a subtle way. I decided to try again and take the suggestion to make them very subtle, as is the case in these two photographs.


Patio (Two Photographs)

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I was walking through an area with a lot of restaurants and this patio jumped out because of the chiaroscuro lighting. The flowers framed by the darker background just caught my eye. The choice in the end is high contrast black and white or a more colourful and muted shot.


A Decision (Two Photographs)

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I recently gave a talk on photography based on my book about nature photography. One of the things that was discussed were the many decisions we have to take in making a photograph. Not just in getting our best exposure and composition but in making a photograph stand out. And even then I pose the question to myself, is it better in colour than in black and white? Not yet an easy question for me to answer.


Delicate or Not (Two Photographs)

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I was pleased with the colour version, it has a soft and gentle feel to it. The black and white on the other hand seems more assertive, more permanent. Either way two very different photos either of which I would be proud to sell.


Better in Black (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes our cameras do not capture colour quite so magnificently as black and white captures detail. With flowers it’s not uncommon for the colour to be not quite right, every camera handles colour differently. I find that black and white often has more impact on the eye.


Which One? (Two Photographs)

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These are separate photographs, I simply went from holding the camera in landscape to holding it in portrait format. I think there is a dramatic difference as a result of the format, with portrait version a much more dramatic and stand-out photograph. Many pro photographers insist on taking their photos in both formats as insurance.