View 14: Tulips

Tulips in Black Tulips in White

After reading how to photograph flowers in Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book (pages 30, 31), I decided to try my hand with some tulips which my daughter had delivered earlier this week. Around here, it’s going to be another month before any tulips will be blooming outside.

While I didn’t have any black fabric handy, I instead made use of my house coat. Had trouble getting it flat so there’s still some light there. I bought a white poster board for the white background picture. I used a nearby window for the main light source and a white reflector to fill in the shadows. I used Apple’s Aperture 2 to process the final images.

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4 Responses to View 14: Tulips

  1. Shel says:

    Wow!!! When are you quitting your day job? You have really become quite the photographer over the years. I am really enjoying this website. The tulips look beautiful and make you feel hopeful that spring really is just around the corner. Can’t wait to see them outside in the gardens.

    Keep sending more inspiring pictures….


  2. stphoto says:

    It might be a long corner this year. Warm today…25 degrees colder tomorrow.

    Thank you and I’ll keep on snapping. 🙂


  3. giiid says:

    I love this colors, and it´s interesting to see the difference between the black and the white background. I think you should post your very nice photos more often than ones a week. I would like to see a lot more.
    Thank you for the link.


  4. stphoto says:

    Thank you, Birgitte! I enjoyed learning about your neck of the woods. I’ll see about posting more. I got a lot going on and my lawn still needs to be cut! LOL


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