Photography

Photographing paper flowers

Today there was a craft class at our local library making paper flowers. We used crepe and tissue papers with wire to make colourful peonies and poppies. I came home and was thinking of photographing these to practice my still life photography.

Here are a couple of articles for lighting still life:

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/01/30/the-still-life-photographers-guide-to-lighting-4-techniques-4-different-effects/2/

http://digital-photography-school.com/5-still-life-lighting-tips-for-beginners/

These were taken on my window sill with only window light. Since they were on the sill, they are back lit. I hope the flowers are looking pretty. To make these, you cut 5-6 rectangles of the paper and fold them like you would to make a Japanese fan. Then you cut the ends in a curve to make petals and twist the centre with the wire. Your pretty peony or poppy is done! You can use any colour to make any flowers you like!

Photographing paper flowers
Photographing paper flowers
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