I have missed posting for a long time and it’s my procrastination to blame. I have been shooting and I am finding myself not posting everything I shot but just a select few. Also, not to mention the fact that I have been watching a lot of anime. I recently caught up on Naruto Shippuden and now trying to catch up on Bleach. Well those shows are entertaining and very addictive compared to what my wife and daughter’s Korean soaps.
I believe I shot this orchid a few months ago. My wife bought an orchid and thought I setup some lights and practice. I was also looking for photos to frame and display in our upcoming show at Barnes and Noble at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. However, i already have 2 or 3 pictures to put up and each photographer is limited to up to three, probably in the next one.
About my lighting setup for those who are interested, i used a LumoPro 160 at 1/4 power inside a Paul C Buff’s 60″ parabolic umbrella with diffusion on and i exposed for the flower. I used Sony Alpha 850 with Sony 100 mm F/2.8 macro lens (F/4 at 1/250 sec). I highly suggest to use a tripod if you are using a macro lens up close because any sudden movement will throw out the focus.