Tulip portrait

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by cwilt, May 17, 2005.

  1. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    D2x + SB800 as master + 3 SB600's with softboxes.
    Comments?

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  2. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    Charles,
    That's really pretty. I just love tulips...you've got a very graceful capture there! well done!
     
  3. Nice shot!! :D :D :D
     
  4. Rob G.

    Rob G. Guest

    Great lighting. Love the shot!

    Regards,
    Rob.
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Charles,

    My only comment is that it's a great shot. 8)

    I'm still a little confused about how to get such a dark background. Is it totally from using the flashes as the only light source (if so, how do you focus??), or did you actually have a dark backdrop?

    Thanks,
     
  6. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Frank,

    There are two things here that combined create the black background. The background is actually a muted grey muslin background I use for some portrait work. The key is flash sync or shutter speed.

    For these I shoot in manual mode. Shutter set at 250 and apeture at f16. Shutter speed determines the amount of ambient light while apeture controls flash.


    Hope that helps.
     
  7. A classic, beautiful shot.
     
  8. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Tulips not my favorite but a well done shot.
     
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