I explain the basic differences in the leaves of tropical and Mediterranean-climate plants and show one of the sets-ups I use to photograph leaves when using artificial light.
My first steps working on the project “Folhas Secas” included defining my vision, laying out a set of guidelines to work with, taking test shots, and finding a logical way to organize them.
While in Brazil, I started a project photographing decaying leaves, which I will continue to execute and talk about in future posts.
This year I decided to celebrate the sunflower season with a digital art portraying the sequencial wilting of a sunflower. I combined several pictures into one using photoshop layers then I added a stone texture.
“If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it.” John Loengard In a previous post, Spring Musings, I mentioned selective lighting and darkening the background as my favorite tricks to make a flower picture look a little different. I explained how I do it in the field with the help of a speedContinue reading “Selective lighting in botanical photography”