It was my birthday a fortnight ago and one of my presents from James was a little home photography studio. It comes with lights and coloured backdrops etc, and is perfect for the close-up photography that I enjoy. For my first trial, I grabbed a couple of flowers from the vase on our TV stand. I am pretty impressed with this bouquet of flowers – they are two weeks old and still doing rather well. Now, I have to admit my flower knowledge is very limited, but I think these are chrysanthemums. (Please correct me if I am wrong).
I started off photographing them against a white backdrop. But quickly decided to try the black to ensure the petals had some nice contrast against the background. Here’s three of the best shots.
In the future I really must remember to make sure that I have removed any bits of fluff off the flowers prior to photographing them. I might try removing them in Photoshop later.