Flowershot C&C

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  1. Noxire

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    Would like to get some C&C for this one, mostly 'bout:
    *Composition (as seen in pic)
    *Lightning setup

    Lightningsetup:
    I used 2 external flashes, one mounted on the camera and aimed 45 degrees upwards w/ softboard extended.
    The second flash was placed beneath aprox 30 degrees to the left of the motive aimed straight upwards w/ a diffusion panel attached
     
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    i think you did a good job on lighting. the white petals look really good with the black background, only thing is that the rose on the left distracts from the rest. ideally i would like to see just the white flower with black background.
     
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    Great shot! I love all the shadowing. :thumbup:
     
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    yep i noticed myself while taking the photo, i wanted to cut it away from the flowers... but it's moms flowers she got from dad for anniversary (not to popular to cut away the rose :/ )

    But thank you for you the C&C, appreciated!
     
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    Great picture! Could you please explain to me how you set up the flowers? Are they in a glass vase? I'd love to try something like this, and any help would be appreciated.

    Z
     
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    I wrote the lightning-setup in the first post, but if you don't have 2 external flashes you could place the flowers near a window on an overcast day (for some nice diffused light) The flowers where placed in a 25 cm vase then i just zoomed in so the flowers but not the vase was in sight. Ask me again if you want to know something specifically
     
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    I wrote the lightning-setup in the first post, but if you don't have 2 external flashes you could place the flowers near a window on an overcast day (for some nice diffused light) The flowers where placed in a 25 cm vase then i just zoomed in so the flowers but not the vase was in sight. Ask me again if you want to know something specifically[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for getting back to me! I take it you used some kind of material for the background?

    Z
     
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    Wonderful shot!
     
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    I simply used a piece of cloth as a background, made a selection of the flowers and pasted them onto a black background. It's that simple! :)
    I can't afford to buy real studio equipment so I manage DIY-stuff
     

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