Tony Sweet

Shooting Orchids with a Printed Background

Tony Sweet
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In photographing flowers on location, sometimes the backgrounds are too busy. But a printed background can work wonders. In this video, pro shooter Tony Sweet shows you why. He sets up to photograph orchids, using a colorful, out-of-focus abstract print as a background. Using a 200 mm lens with an extension tube, he exposes the orange flowers at f-8. The resulting image is sharp against the soft print backdrop. He shoots another series of a white flower off a print backdrop in orange tonality. For a different approach to flower photography, create your own print backgrounds and have fun shooting flowers in your garden.


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