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Photographing Flowers

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Flowers are often a photographer’s favorite subject, and this sumptuous manual covers all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in shooting an array of blossoms. Whether the image is a close-up of a petal or a long shot of a landscape brilliantly in bloom, author Sue Bishop’s inspirational compositions celebrate color and form: they move beyond straightforward depictions of flowers into something more abstract, personal, and unique. She presents three comprehensive sections that cover ...

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Overview

Flowers are often a photographer’s favorite subject, and this sumptuous manual covers all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in shooting an array of blossoms. Whether the image is a close-up of a petal or a long shot of a landscape brilliantly in bloom, author Sue Bishop’s inspirational compositions celebrate color and form: they move beyond straightforward depictions of flowers into something more abstract, personal, and unique. She presents three comprehensive sections that cover technical matters such as equipment, lighting, exposure, and depth of field; using color; and artistic concerns such as the use of backgrounds, soft focus, and special effects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861083661
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Technical Matters
1 Equipment 12
2 Lighting 28
Case study 1 Poppies from the florist 40
3 Exposure 46
4 Understanding depth of field 56
Understanding Colour
5 The colour circle 72
Case study 2 Poppies on an allotment 82
6 Blue flowers 86
From Document to Art
7 Composition 94
Case study 3 Tulip petals 108
8 Backgrounds 110
9 Soft focus 122
Case study 4 Almond blossom in Andalucia 130
10 Special effects 134
Index of photographs 148
Acknowledgements 152
Index 153
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