Shooting Flowers

I’ve been stuck in my apartment for most of January fighting a chronic respiratory ailment.  So I’ve turned to photographing in my kitchen-table studio.  I have large north-facing windows to provide good natural light.  I’ve not used artificial lighting except for a small light pad.

My subject has been flowers.  I’m experimenting with different styles and techniques ranging from straight-forward shots of a single rose to more complex and layered images done with a bit of Photoshop work and added textures or backgrounds.

One Rose
One Rose
Pink Carnation
Pink Carnation
Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria
White Flower
White Flower
Exotic Greenhouse Plant
Exotic Greenhouse Plant
Asters, Rose Petals, and a Daisy
Asters, Rose Petals, and a Daisy
"Words fell Like roses at our feet", Lucinda Williams
“Words fell Like roses at our feet”, Lucinda Williams

 

Flowers

Flowers
Artograph LightPad 930
Artograph LightPad 930

I’ve been cooped up most of the winter, so I’ve resorted to photographing indoors.  I’ve set up a makeshift studio on my kitchen table.  My two most important pieces of equipment are a Manfrotto tripod and an Artograph 930 light pad.

I was inspired to try the light pad for photography by the beautiful photography of Harold Davis and Robert Llewelyn.

I’m posting a few of the flower photos I’ve taken this year for some of which I used the lightpad.  In two future blogs, I’ll post photos of vegetables and what I call winter’s detritus.

Here are the flower images: