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#1 Steven Nikkila

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

The two images below are a good example of the background making an impression on the photograph.BadBackGrd1472.jpg   

 This photo has a light and busy top that draws the eye away from the monkshood flowers. It also has a busy bottom of the photo. Both of these are distractions

 

GoodBackGrd1473.jpg

 

This photo has a consistent upper backgound and a less cluttered bottom part. It makes the flowers stand out. It's a simple tip but worth while to remember - watch your backgrounds.



#2 msr

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Thank you, Steve!



#3 Steven Nikkila

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

Here's another tip: try photographing the same subject both horizontal and vertical. I did that with the daylily photos below. For more tips you can attend our live webinar "Photography in Your Garden" on March 22. Here's a link for more information http://www.gardenato...arket/webinars/

 

DaylilyHor3230.jpg

DaylilyVer3231.jpg

DaylilyVert3232.jpg

 

I prefer the photo above because it's background is the best. The horizontal photo has a distracting line of a plant with different leaves than the daylily. The first vertical has buds that are chopped off. The buds not chopped allow for a slightly darker background which helped to get more detail in the yellow daylily petals.



#4 Steven Nikkila

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

These are another example of the background influencing how the photo is exposed based on your cameras meter.

SilHawk4079.jpg

The photo above has a very bright background that has the camera meter's exposure so the hawk is a silhouette.

 

ScreamHawk4062.jpg

The darker background has the exposure so the hawk is seen in more detail.



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

Thank you for this tips and photos of beautiful flowers. 

It's a very helpful for everyone.


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