Week 7: Ranunculus (again)

Indirect natural window light. 100mm macro lens, f2.8, ISO 100, 1/8. Tripod, self timer.

Indirect natural window light. 100mm macro lens, f2.8, ISO 100, 1/8. Tripod, self timer.

A very simple set up today. Very soft window light coming from the right, with the flowers well into the shade to reduce contrast. Make sure the front flower is parallel to your camera's sensor so you don't get an uneven depth of field across the petals with the wide aperture. Plain grey background - darkened a bit in Lightroom to give a bit more contrast to the white flowers. Contrast the white background in this shot (and also contrast a smaller aperture - this is f8):

 

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This is one of a series of posts with behind the scenes steps of floral photography. To see the rest of the posts, click here: The Art Of Flower Photography.