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This is a discussion on Happy Snaps within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Matt, Given that I intend to take a lot of photos this year, your advice ...
Given that I intend to take a lot of photos this year, your advice is timely and something to think about, thanks.
I'll have to think about a personalised mark: in the interim I'll use my initials.
Attached photo from an Australian Orchid show I attended last year: hopefully some of my Australian natives will reach the quality of the grower who put on the display!
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Definetly not Angela, your portfolio boasts of colourful sharp crisp images where the blooms jump out at you. The effort people put in to their photography comes in endless guises wanting to show admirers a true reflection of what they love best about the subject. It is a grand subject to actively delve in, I could never committ to its disciplines as my interests are already mutli-faceted and even run parellel. Love to admire it though have long been a fan. Books with words are a closed door to me, a dead end, darkness. Imagery opens many windows. I can more often than not view the slideshow gallery on the home page and assign the photo to its owner. Each individual point and shooter has a style and its not the type of orchid or colour or even the interior exterior design in the home that links it. The passion is solely fuelled by this particular style element that the photographer wishes to reflect or focus on. If its not then the image will never be seen elsewhere, an empty vase in a florist full of cut flora.
Awesome photography !!Loved all the snaps. But the plant from the second pic. doesn't look like a Portia or a Porcia, but more on the lines of Cattleya Bactia.
Thank you Matt,
I agree that some thought should be put into the taking of photographs which one is going to share here on the Forum, or anywhere else fo that matter. My first interest/love is the growing of beautiful ,healthy orchids. When I get a particularly good bloom I am eager to share it by taking a snap of it, and do so using a few basic rules for taking photos. These are not ever going to be in Photography competition or for sale.
Iam now going to be quite nervous to post my "point and shoot" photos.
I appreciate that to some photography is as big a passion to them as growing orchids is to me. I am too advanced in age to take on the study of Hi-tech cameras.
Hope I am not misunderstood I do appreciate your comments.
Great equipment! I'm still a novice at using DSLRs and use a D80 with an 18-105 lens; My husband, Phillip (PhillipC on OT), is very experienced and takes great shots. He has a D200 and an 18-200 lens as well as a 60mm micro; he badly wants a105 micro but it's not in the budget right now. Your Photos have particularly effective bokeh. Great shooting!
I cant really use 'age' as a reason, but like you say 'hi tech cameras', it is often the 'technology that intimidates me knowing that i just wouldnt be able to dedicate and commit to an interest as grand as this. Maura has been generous in her prompting and advice to get me to invest in better equipment than using a mobile/cell and couldnt agree with her more, it would add a sense of professionalism and dignity. After much thought It pretty much works out that the images I post, recognising the potential to improve, are just part and parcel of the whole hobby - tools, info, equipment required for orchid growing. But what a perfect hobby to be used as a focal point for those that do dabble on a bigger more serious scale. You cant be nervous to post your profferings because then i would have to be 'nervous' + 'wreck'. Half a dozen cooking ingredients on the kitchen worktop or a thick instruction manual crammed with tech and spec in Queens Oxford English. May aswell be written in Arameic now where is my chopping board and garlic.
Matt - as I've told you before - get a point'n shoot to start - they're hardly technical and I promise you the manuals are easy - and I never read them anyway! Your orchid collection is fascinating and we'd love to be able to see it better.
Thanks for your response
I have several orchids labelled Porcia 'Cannizaro' and and they are much bigger plant (70 cms) than a Bactia 'Forever Yours' that I have.
The orchid labelled Porcia is currently spiking. I will take further pictures when in flower.
Nice 'posies' you have there, George. What type of tree is that serving as a backdrop for the Porcia?