In this video, author Susan Varnum shares that she uses an iPhone 6s Plus and a Nikon D90 camera to capture her images, and that having a dog is a major motivator in her being out and about in nature so early and so often.
- [Instructor] One of the best things about being a dog owner is that they get you outside. This is the guy who gets me out the door, exploring and photographing way earlier and more often than I probably ever would without his cold nose and waggly body of encouragement. I shoot just as much with my iPhone as I do with my Nikon. Photography is a great hobby that you can pick up, put down, put away easily, and often. Okay, tangent concluded. And now back to our course.
First, brush up your botanical vocabulary. Then learn how to take your raw photos and start editing them into something more. Find out how to build texture, enhance color and tone, and direct focus to draw viewers into the areas you want to highlight. Susan switches between different apps on desktop and mobile, to show the strengths of each tool. Follow along to find the workflow that works best for you and your photographic style.
- Why we photograph flowers
- Editing to draw focus
- Enhancing texture and color
- Refining your story
- App hopping: Using the best tool
- Assessing your progress