​Take Creative Photos of Micro Flowers

​Take Creative Photos of Micro Flowers

Flower photography is favored by photographers, canvas prints while different themes and shooting techniques often produce different image effects. In this tutorial, we will use new skills to shoot creative micro flowers. This course mainly teaches you how to take three independent Exposure pictures with different focal points, and then get magical images through mixed layers. So this tutorial includes two parts: pre-shooting and post-processing. The steps are complete and detailed, and novices are not afraid to learn. Before starting the real course, let's talk about light. The importance of light in photography is no longer discussed. So for the best effect, please choose to shoot in a warm and soft light environment.

Also, although we are talking about flower shooting here, cheap canvas prints australia you can also try to apply it to other shooting objects, such as forests, beaches and so on, as long as there are elements in the shooting scene that you want to keep a clear focus, as well as elements that can be out of focus.

How to shoot

Subject and Background

Flowers are the ideal subject of this shooting technique. Bright color blocks are ideal backgrounds. The blurred, panorama canvas print purple and pink backgrounds can improve the effect of the picture. If you can catch the mottled light filtered by trees again, the whole picture will emit an attractive fragrance.

Necessary tripod

Because we need to take three pictures of the same flower, we need a solid tripod to ensure that the three pictures we take are the same, so that we can accurately align the pictures later. So, when you've decided on the composition, make sure that the tripod and camera don't move any more.

Camera settings

Set the camera to AV mode and set it to the maximum aperture available. Here we set f/2.8. Then keep the ISO low, the ideal ISO is 100. However, if you shoot in the breeze and the subject is always swaying with the wind, then properly push ISO to increase shutter speed to prevent blurring of the subject.

Real-time view mode

Enable real-time viewfinder mode and compose according to the trichotomy (gridlines can be opened in the settings to assist in composing). Make sure that the subject is in the center of interest. In this image, we place the area of interest at the top of the frame by one third and slightly to the right.

Manual focusing

When you take a very shallow picture, most of the image will be blurred, so you need to focus accurately. Switch your lens to manual focus (MF) and align the real-time viewfinder focusing frame with the flower. Then use the zoom button to get a magnified ten-fold view, adjust the focusing ring until the flower is completely clear and press the shutter.

Transfer focus

Take the second and third photos while keeping the tripod and camera still. In the second photo, adjust the focus ring to the right to defocus the flower slightly, and then shoot. In the third photo, rotate the focusing ring again and take another photo of a flower out of focus.

Take Creative Photos of Micro Flowers

ACR processing

Download the original map we provided and follow the steps. Drag three focus_start files into the ACR. Click on the full selection in the upper left corner to adjust the three images at the same time, which saves time and ensures the uniform effect of the photos.

Basic adjustment

The color temperature is set to 4600 to make the picture warmer. The exposure value is 0.90, which improves the brightness of the image. Highlights and whites are set to - 45 at the same time to dim the hard light in the picture. The black value is set to - 9, which improves the contrast between shadows and intermediate tones. The clarity was 28, and the local contrast was enhanced. Set saturation to 4 upgrade colors, then click Open Image and open three photos in PS.

Add layers

If the image is opened in a separate window, use the mobile tool and hold down the Shift key. Drag the file start_2 and start_1 to the file start file to form two new layers.

Add layer mask

Layer masks are added to Layer 1 and Layer 2 respectively, and then a softer black brush is selected to adjust the size of the brush pixels. Then wipe the part you want to highlight with a brush at the top of the layer. After that, you can hide the operation by hiding or anti-color. Then you can smear the next layer, which will be more intuitive.

Brightness/Contrast

Continue to switch between layers to hide and display, and smear the photos until a satisfactory overall effect is achieved. Finally, large canvas photo prints brightness and contrast are adjusted to 10 and 18. Finish!

8th Oct 2019

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