Question on Photography of our flowering bulbs
Wed, 07 Jan 2009 16:12:23 PST
The best photos demand cleanup of debris and other distractions in the frame. 
My co-Victorian PBS subscriber, Diane Whitehead, is meticulous in this regard. 
It's a treat to watch her peer through her view finder and then carefully 
remove dead leaves and blades of grass and other such before actually taking 
the photo.

In a windy environment, it's perfectly kosher to use a clothespin on a tripod 
to hold a plant stem steady. In dappled sunlight, a diffuse reflector or even a 
thin scrim overhead will even out the light and get rid of the pattern of dark 
and light.

A point-click-point-click-point-click approach will produce more pictures, but 
a lot of them will be distinctly secondrate.

Even with the cheapest little digital point-and-shoot camera, there *is* a 
viewfinder: use it.

PS: even those cheap digitals have provision for mounting on a tripod. Get one 
and use it.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
on beautiful Vancouver Island…

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