Join NPN on Google+ Follow NPN on Facebook Follow NPN on Twitter
About    |    Inspiration    |    Instruction    |    Galleries    |    Forums    |    Portfolios    |    Shop    |    Staff    |    Membership
Using Reflectors and Diffusers for Macro Photography
Text and photography copyright © Jim Erhardt. All rights reserved.
Previous Photo Return To Article Next Photo

The use of a diffuser to soften the harsh sunlight in combination with a reflector to bounce some light in from the opposite direction resulted in a very pleasing photo. However, I decided that I wanted the flower to stand out better from the background so I repositioned the camera relative to the subject to make use of a background that was in complete shade. I also stopped down a bit further to f/11 to add a little more depth of field.

This image was taken at f/11 at 1/25th of a second.

View original photo in new window.

With a good, workable image captured, I imported the file into Photoshop. After cleaning up the background, adjusting levels, cropping from top and bottom and applying sharpening, I had a finished product ready for display.

Proceed to Photo 7 - the final rendition!

Print This Page Download Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
Home Page    |    Galleries & Forums    |    Articles & Reviews    |    Membership    |    Terms of Service

The Nature Photographers Network™ is an international cooperative network of amateur and professional photographers dedicated to the art and technique of nature, wildlife and landscape photography.     Learn More About the Benefits of NPN Membership

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Nature Photographers Online Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved.