Since March heralds the beginning of Spring, and the famed Philadelphia Flower Show is held in March,
I thought what could be a better time to showcase flowers in all my posts this month.
I take basically two types of floral photographs: what I would call flower portraiture, where the lighting
and composition is carefully controlled, just as in people portraiture; and wildflower beauty, which are shot outdoors, at random, and often,
The three flowers featured today represent both types of my floral photographs.
The first and second were shot on location; the third in controlled lighting.
It was only in post editing that I created a somewhat ethereal look – going to B & W, adding grain and a little glow.
I think the grain and glow enhances the flowers’ delicacies , while the B & W helps us focus on the lovely forms.
Anyway I thought it might be interesting to share some of the behind the scenes action that produced these photos.
Hope you like the picture. On Thursday, there will be a different featured flower, so check back then.
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