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Sun May 10, 2020, 01:13 PM

Cactus flower two ways

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Ambient light, near noon.

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On camera diffused flash. Notice how the background has almost dropped out.

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My DIY diffuser for close up/macro pictures. I may go back and shoot it again at dusk with off camera soft box.

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flamin lib May 10 OP
SheltieLover May 10 #1
secondwind May 10 #2
MichaelSoE May 10 #3
flamin lib May 10 #4
Callalily May 10 #5
flamin lib May 10 #6
JudyM May 11 #7

Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 01:15 PM

1. Gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing with us! 😍

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 01:35 PM

2. WOW!

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 03:28 PM

3. For years I used a diffused flash for my florals

Not only the softness of light but with the flash, freezing motion, I rarely had problems with blurry images due to the wind blowing.

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Response to MichaelSoE (Reply #3)

Sun May 10, 2020, 03:52 PM

4. Nice! nt

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Sun May 10, 2020, 06:28 PM

5. Very interesting.

With all this time on my hands practicing safer-at-home stuff, I thought that I would have more time to experiment. *SIGH*

I'm hanging my head.

When working full time I seemed to always have time for experimentation. I must motivate myself more.

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Response to Callalily (Reply #5)

Sun May 10, 2020, 07:59 PM

6. Foam board is your friend. Some tape, Gorilla glue and tracing vellum will

occupy a lot of time.

The idea is to make a small light source into a big one. Soft wrap around light that still has direction.

The hard part is making it portable.

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Response to flamin lib (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:54 AM

7. Beautiful and interesting lesson.

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