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Done with Mirrors
Jul 11, 2015 16:37:43   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
Ever try to photogragh a flower that grows in total shadow ( shade ) ? Yes ! you could use fill flash.

I use 9 inch by 18 inch mirrors or 12 inch by 12 inch mirrors propted or leaned against a milk crate to send the light where i want it . Mirror squares are cheap at places like HomePoe or Lowes about $3.00
Budding
Budding...
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Jul 11, 2015 16:37:57   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
Ever try to photogragh a flower that grows in total shadow ( shade ) ? Yes ! you could use fill flash.

I use 9 inch by 18 inch mirrors or 12 inch by 12 inch mirrors propted or leaned against a milk crate to send the light where i want it . Mirror squares are cheap at places like HomePoe or Lowes about $3.00
Dinner Plate Hibiscus
Dinner Plate Hibiscus...
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Wild Gladiola
Wild Gladiola...
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Dinner Plate Hibiscus... spent
Dinner Plate Hibiscus... spent...
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Jul 11, 2015 18:08:49   #
OddJobber Loc: Portland, OR
 
Sorta good tip, Michael, but flowers are usually best shot in soft light (overcast) or filtered flash. You have some harsh shadows there.

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Jul 11, 2015 18:54:23   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
OddJobber wrote:
Sorta good tip, Michael, but flowers are usually best shot in soft light (overcast) or filtered flash. You have some harsh shadows there.


Thank... You !

Most of the folks here want to know where i got the light from ! They... Want to know why ? the same flower in their yard is so much more brillent and more colorful ! I shared !

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Jul 12, 2015 11:31:31   #
ebbote Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Very good pictures Michael.

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Jul 12, 2015 11:42:03   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
Thank... You !
ebbote wrote:
Very good pictures Michael.

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Jul 18, 2015 15:33:12   #
topcat Loc: Alameda, CA
 
Nice work

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Jul 18, 2015 16:15:23   #
Karl Shuffler Loc: Weinert, Texas
 
Never used mirrors for directional light source, although thought about it. There will always be critics, as we can at times give greater thoughs from them. I like the second one. We can all learn by sharing, thank you for sharing with a different means of lighting regardless of critics. My latest plant engagement was quickly taking a few shots of the progress of my cantaloupes garden. Cloudy sky after a shower, natural lighting. Comments are welcome.
cantaloupes growing
cantaloupes growing...
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Jul 18, 2015 17:42:41   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
Karl Shuffler wrote:
Never used mirrors for directional light source, although thought about it. There will always be critics, as we can at times give greater thoughs from them. I like the second one. We can all learn by sharing, thank you for sharing with a different means of lighting regardless of critics. My latest plant engagement was quickly taking a few shots of the progress of my cantaloupes garden. Cloudy sky after a shower, natural lighting. Comments are welcome.

Thank... You ! For trying !
I was very impressed by your shot ! ! ! Great... JoB !
And ! So ! I brought the wife in ( Cindy ) to look at your cantaloupe garden phoTo... Cindy " I am very impressed ! Nice soft feeling... No one would know where the light came from it looks so... natural ! Love the rain drops ! Over all a perfect PhoTo ! "
( Note ! ) " Knownthing leaves this house without Cindy 's " O. K. " that it is finished and down "
I don 't give away all my secrets... but the Mirrors was shared to me 30 years ago !
Now ! Here you are ? Let 's go a little farther... CD discus for high lights !

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Jul 18, 2015 18:03:40   #
Michael feather Frame Loc: Middleburg, Fl
 
Karl Shuffler wrote:
Never used mirrors for directional light source, although thought about it. There will always be critics, as we can at times give greater thoughs from them. I like the second one. We can all learn by sharing, thank you for sharing with a different means of lighting regardless of critics. My latest plant engagement was quickly taking a few shots of the progress of my cantaloupes garden. Cloudy sky after a shower, natural lighting. Comments are welcome.
Thank... You... Critics ! ! ! i put those shadows there on purpose... " If I wanted it to be softer I would have put ventrolem jelly over the Mirror ! "
Really ! ! ! Try this...
A little harder find and old mirror... even one from a flood... the distortion or colors added ( chemicals ) from the flood...
( Note ! ) " Photo Munip (2) Quades " shared more things...
Love all of us sharing...

Have a Blessed Day !

' feather '

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