Farmer’s Market Resource
A few weekends ago at one of the local Farmer Markets my wife and I purchased three Dahlias. When we got home they were placed in the garage to be planted later. Before that took place I shot about 50 macro floral shots.
Outdoor Photo Studio
My outdoor macro studio is our garage with the door open. I can move my subject into the bright shadows or in to direct sunlight. I make the shooting sequence as easy and as controlled as I can. Here’s my process…
- Pulling out a folding card table to place my shooting subject on. Bring out the foldering chair to sit on while I’m shooting.
- Pull out the tripod with the Wimberley “Plamp” attached to it & the other end holds the flower ensuring no breeze moves it. Very important with marco shooting.
- Post processing included Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 (Detail Extractor, Pro Contrast, & Darken/Lighten Center) and Sharpener Pro.
Macro Shooting Information
Shot with my Nikon D300, manual mode, RAW, Tamron 90mm macro lens at 1/20, f/4.4, and focal length 90mm.
It is shots like these that keep me coming back to shooting mainly macro floral images!
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