Jose Antunes: Orchids on a Compact
The first thing people tell me when they see my flower photographs is that… I must have a good camera. Well, I do have a camera, I am a regular Canon user, but I do my flower photography with any camera available at the moment. This shot, for example, was done with a simple compact camera, the Casio EX ZR 100.
It's a 15 second exposure at f/15 and ISO 100, to keep the noise as low as possible. It was taken using the close up options on the camera, with a tripod and my tabletop setup for some of my flower work. In this case a black background in a room with almost no light. To get the nice touches of light on the flower I used a LED light, the Micro Pro Hybrid from LitePanels.
For this kind of shot, that you paint the flower
with light, you've to try some exposures, but the end result, as shown here, does pay the effort. And the most amazing thing about this picture is that people keep saying I must have a good camera to get it done. I would rather say I know a few things about light. And how to use the tools available.
Title: Orchids on a Compact
Camera: Casio EX ZR 100
Exposure: 15 sec f/15 100 ISO
Light: LitePanelsMicro Pro Hybrid