Flowers for Mom
After buying these flowers I couldn't resist taking a quick snap before giving them to Mom. I already had a large softbox that was still set up from a portrait shoot. I grabbed an antique table I inherited from my Aunt Mary and a Westcott collapsible background. I didn't use a meter, I just eyeballed it. Then I shot for about ten minutes. For this main image I darkened the edges in PhotoShop. I printed an 8x10 for Mom. Total time about 20 minutes. Mom loved the flowers and the photo. Even my beer drinking buddies that rib me for taking pictures of flowers approve. At least for Mother's Day.
Happy Mother's Days to all you Mom's out there!
Tech Details: Hensel Lights, 48x72 Photoflex softbox, Westcott Collapsible Background (Bracken Brown), Canon 5d, Tamron 28-75 @ 67mm (Main Image), F8 @ 125th, hand held.
All other images Canon 100 Macro lens.
Spin Flowers f4 @ one third of a second - no flash just modeling lights.