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During my Flower Photography Seminar/Workshop in PA March 22-24 I will be demonstrating my techniques for using the ArtOGraph Lightpad. I first learned about the Lightpad from fellow photographer Cheryl Slechta who wrote an article about it on the MiniMag. I contacted the company and asked for a couple of the lightpads for my upcoming seminars and they agreed that it would be good exposure for their product. It is a great way to create a high-key look, the Lightpad offers endless possibilities and I have only scratched the surface. I will be bringing two Lightpads for folks to try out at my Flower Photography Seminar.
To create the images above I started with an old Hydrangea and took each delicate petal off of the stem and placed them onto the Lightpad (I didn’t spend a lot of time placing them as I didn’t want them to look too contrived), next I photographed the flowers using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Camera and my Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens, mounted on my Gitzo GT3530LS Tripod. I chose an f/13 and used mirror lock-up and a remote. I wanted to be sure to capture a very high-key image so I exposed to the far right on my histogram checking carefully not to get too many blinkies (highlight alerts) on my flower petals, by doing so the background would render bright white.
The very top featured image was processed using a slight curve adjustment and Nik Color Efex 4 (use code BAA to save 15%) with the slightest amount of Topaz Simplify. The blue version was processed using Nik Color Efex 4′s Cross Balance Filter- Tungsten to Daylight at a reduced opacity.
Flower Photography Seminar/Workshop March 22-23, 2013 ~ $99 with Denise Ippolito
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