Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring creative post tips with macro flower shots, part of Landscape Photography: Tropical Scenes.
- Now while photographing in the field with a macro lens,…I really wanted to stress…the importance of aperture selection.…Your aperture selection will determine your depth of field.…In this example of a flower that we took,…you'll see that this image was taken at F2.8.…I can look up right below my histogram…and it tells me the aperture.…I want to go ahead and scroll through…to F4, to F5.6 and as I do this,…what happens is you'll see more and more depth come…throughout the flower…and it's getting more detail.…
And as we go through,…now we're at F8,…F11,…F16…and now F22 and look at the incredible amount of detail…involved in the flower.…So this is it, F22.…Now I'm going to go right to 2.8.…You see the difference there?…Dramatic.…Let's put those side by side.…So ultimately with a macro lens,…the most creative decision comes in the depth of field…that you choose.…
The beauty of digital…is you don't have to decide in the field.…I have a whole range to choose from…and so it's a really nice option to have.…I think of all the ones that I've looked at,…
- Shooting a tropical sunset scene
- Finding the right angles for photographing trees
- Photographing plants and flowers
- Macro lenses
- Static shots
- Multiple-exposure work
- Shooting a long exposure of the beach
- Capturing a unique shot of a waterfall
Skill Level Intermediate
Travel Photography: Costa Ricawith Richard Harrington3h 54m Intermediate
Landscape Photography: Telephoto Lenseswith Justin Reznick51m 53s Intermediate
1. Tropical Landscape Scenes
2. The Trees in a Tropical Location
3. Photographing Flowers and Foliage
4. Photographing a Waterfall
Editing the waterfall images3m 15s
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