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Dendrobium fairchildiae

This is a discussion on Dendrobium fairchildiae within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Endemic to the Philippines....

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    Default Dendrobium fairchildiae

    Endemic to the Philippines.



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    Beautiful! Your lighting is amazing!

    Cheers!

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    OH MY! That is wondeful.
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    Super photos as always! This is one great dendrobium!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Beautiful... love the last pic with the crystalline sugar icing effect!

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    Nelson,

    What kind of lighting do you use when you photograph your orchids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Nelson,

    What kind of lighting do you use when you photograph your orchids?

    Julie
    I have invested in a photographer's set-up, consisting of a saucer-like contraption to distribute or diffuse light, although I use an ordinary light bulb with it. Aside from that, I use two to three small reading lamps to have even lighting all around the specimen. The crystalline quality is accentuated with backlighting.

    The professional photographer's umbrella-like thingie was out of my budget range when I bought my set-up, and that would have been ideal, especially if you want to take human photos as well.

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    I love your back-lit shots, but that's hard for me.

    I hang black velvet against my kitchen cupboards and then play with a halogen work lamp to throw enough light. But it's not diffuse, too bright, and way too yellow. I usually have to color correct in Photoshop.

    Oh well, if it were easy, it wouldn't be so fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    I love your back-lit shots, but that's hard for me.

    I hang black velvet against my kitchen cupboards

    I hang a two-meter long strip of black corduroy against the wall. I figured if I can't get good results I can always go to the tailor and have a pair of pants made.

    and then play with a halogen work lamp to throw enough light. But it's not diffuse, too bright,

    to make light more diffuse and less bright, I hang a piece of white handkerchief in front of the light bulb, not on it

    and way too yellow.

    the white handkerchief may perhaps lessen the yellowness.


    I usually have to color correct in Photoshop.

    I don't do Photoshop except to remove specks of dirt on the blooms.


    Oh well, if it were easy, it wouldn't be so fun!

    for each plant I usually do more than a hundred shots, select the five to ten best, and then delete the rest.


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    However, I think that eventually you will find your own techniques. I am a self-taught person, too.

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    Thanks, Nelson!

    You certainly give us all a high standard to aim for!

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