I’m stumped. A “real” pro photographer wouldn’t admit this, but then, I’m not a real pro, let alone any kind of pro photographer. I can’t seem to take a decent photograph of this darned flower (Amaryllis) to save my life.
After spending some time photographing it with the camera on the tripod and the whole setup, I’m frustrated. Either you shoot it from a distance and get the entire thing in the shot, or you do some form of a weird closeup that makes people wonder what, exactly, is that? The first method is slightly boring – after all, everyone and their mother can do that basic type of shot. Nothing special there. The second, while more interesting, is confusing. Who wants to see a pistil and stamen when there’s a gorgeous flower?
I’m sure there’s some wonderful way to shoot this flower that I’m missing. It’s frustrating to feel that I’ve lost my eye – there has to be something I’m missing. It doesn’t help that the texture of the petals ends up looking over sharpened even without doing much to it.
I guess for the next day or so I’ll be eyeballing this thing trying to figure out what I can do differently. I’ll share if I come up with something spectacular.