Today, I published an article about orchid photography on the official B&H Photo blog, BHInsights.com. If you’d like to read it, just click on the article’s title, here: Beginning Orchid Photography : How to Get the Best Shot. If you read the article, please rate it and leave comments!
In the coming weeks, I’ll also be publishing an article detailing how I made my popular 360-degree Orchid rotations.
This Paph. haynaldianum was also photographed with the point-and-shoot, with light reflected from a big white movie screen above and in front of it.
I’m sure that not everyone will agree on the merits of this image, but I like the textures in the back of the bloom, and find the perspective a nice change.
Instead of soft frontal lighting, I used lighting from above to highlight different details in the petals.
Some blooms are not very shiny, such as this Paph. leucochilum, making them better subjects for using bare fluorescent tubes.
I misted this Dendrobium with a little water, adding a little extra spice to a subject that is already almost obscene.