Orchid Plant Portrait

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Orchid Plant Portrait

Location: San Rafael

Image Type: Digital
Lighting Conditions: Artificial
Aperture Priority: f 11, 1/60
Exposure Compensation:  -1/3
ISO: 100

At one point in my career I was shooting professional headshots, some of which were used to accompany a resume, blog post, or article that had been written. This type of photography requires shadowless conditions. To achieve this I used a huge tripod stand with a bank of daylight balanced fluorescent bulbs housed in a reflector box with a diffuser panel.

From this experience I got the idea of using this same setup to shoot portraits of plants. I ended up shooting about a dozen different plants out in my garden.

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October 10, 2014