I thought it might be interesting to show you how my earlier rose images were created. This will also give you insight into how creative we have to become in order to put something at the right height, sometimes without the right equipment.
We usually use a table for this type of photography. In this case, however, I wanted to shoot down into the rose. I had a specific picture in mind which meant I needed to get up over the subject (the rose), and in some cases, low down and under the subject. I wanted to show up the beauty in the rose petals. The way they perfectly intertwine, almost like layers of a wedding dress. I wanted softness without losing detail. I wanted to use a short depth of field to portray this. In order to achieve the final images that I was satisfied with, I shot an entire roll of film on just that one rose. Here’s one of them scanned from the silver gelatin print.
While I was busy shooting this, Marks was busy taking pictures of me with his I-phone. Here’s a behind the scenes look.
The angle doesn’t really give you an idea of how close I really was to the rose and the rose itself. This is how I set up for the resulting silver gelatin image.
In the earlier “Luminous” post, I approached the rose from a different angle. Have a look at this.
Obviously dressed for success 🙂 Note the sophisticated gear we used to get the platform at the right height. Upside down buckets work a charm. 😉
Glamorous……..Right? You decide. 😉
Enjoy and have a great day.