Photograph flowers with strobe lights.

In-class Flower Shoot Camera Settings:

  • Resolution=RAW
  • ISO=100
  • WB=Flash
  • Shooting Mode=Manual
  • Shutter speed = 1/125
  • Meter for the aperture

You will photograph flowers to create shots with:

1. Front light: reduces detail, low contrast

Make the light a floodlight by diffusing the light with a soft box. Place it close to the camera position and subject.

2. Side Light floodlight with diffusion: brings out texture.

3. Side Light spotlight: brings out texture, high contrast

To get the background to fall off to black, increase the distance between the subject and the backdrop and angle the light so that it falls on the subject not the background.

4. Extreme close-up for texture-use extension tube

5. Back Light (white background): high contrast, reduces subject detail

Light the background only. Increase the distance between the background and the subject to increase the difference in the lighting ratio and to achieve a silhouette.

Put your best 20 in an album on Flickr. Send your best two to the class group.