Flowers in the Digital Darkroom
To photograph these dinner-plate sized clematis from my garden, I first placed them on a light box. The resulting image showed transparent petals on a white background. I used a LAB inversion to position the flowers on a black background, and LAB color adjustments to enhance the already saturated colors.
Photo: 105mm, 3/5 of a second at f/36 and ISO 100, tripod mounted
The closer you get in macro flower photography, the fussier focus gets. Since “fussy” is not a technical term, let me explain. Because focus is inherently shallower as you get closer to your subject, slight variations of distance between ...