TOW Digital Photography
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 14:00:00 PST

In a message dated 12/18/2002 12:00:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

This is very annoying as I have to clear the background of junk for 5 yards
in every direction or the lense picks it up as well as the plant I am

It also collects way too much light and on both cameras I have to keep

One technique from film flower photographers is to stage your subject against a black velvet background.

 A simple frame can made from 1/2 inch CPVC plumbing pipe and unglued fittings.

 The cloth can be pinned, clipped or draped.

 A slit can be cut in the cloth through which a flower is placed. This can also help with exposure and focusing problems that occur with some digital cameras.

Mark Mazer
Intarsia Ltd.
Gaylordsville, CT 06755-0142
USDA Zone 5
Giant Schnauzer Rescue

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