I have no appreciable experience/knowledge with regards to creating a good flower image. Last night I played with my new Kenko tubes and shot some cherry blossoms. I'm looking for whatever guidance/input I can get.
CAMERA: T3i, 18-55mm kit lens (set to 55mm), and a 25mm tube.
TECHNIQUE: ISO 800, f/32, 8/10 sec.
LOCATION: The location was my kitchen using only the available light through the window.
POST: A little PP was done in Lightroom, mostly adjusting sharpness, clarity, and a little increase in the exposure level.
1. RE: Lighting. Considering the blossom was almost touching the lens, what is the best technique to improve lighting?
2. RE: Sharpness/clarity. I used a small aperture to get as much DOF as possible. How can I make it really crisp? If I drop to ISO 100, would the additional exposure time be an issue with a subject this magnified?
3. RE: Composition. I wanted to focus on the center of the flower, and less the pedals. Composition-wise, how did I do? Does this work?
4. RE:PP. Any input? What does it need. I played with B&W and like that potential.
5. Any advice?
Basically, this is my first serious attempt at flowers. How did I do?
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