I decided to use the strong sunlight yesterday & combine my 'live view' experiments with a little backlighting.
I set up my small light tent on the garden table outside & made sure the sun was coming in through the back.Exposure was a little tricky & I found that over exposing a couple of stops maintained both a clean white bg & good colour on the flower.I did try a touch of fill flash but it looked a little false with all that light around & reflected off the petals.
Live view worked well although I struggled to actually see the monitor in the sunshine & had to shade it with my straw hat...comes in useful sometimes
I picked a selection of different flowers from the garden,this is a Poppy I grew from seed,it has huge pink flowers & light coloured stamens.I hope it self sets for next year.
F8 manual mode & live view
1/200th sec with tripod & light tent
ISO 400 to avoid movement in the breeze & maintain shutter speed
Raw file converted in C1v4
Levels adjusted & border added in CS3
I like the way the light has come through the petals,showing all that lovely papery texture.
Thanks for taking the time to look.
Flowers and plants
Close-up and macro
Flash and lighting
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