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| p.1 #10 · Please Help with Some Botanical Images |
I am very happy I decided to try using this forum. I have received a wealth of useful information.
Since I am a full time camper living in a small truck camper, setting up a studio might not work. When I shoot in the field I like to use a tripod when feasible. I often don't use the tripod when the wind blows and a higher shutter speed and higher ISO are necessary. Currently the wind is howling so any outdoor macro work may need to wait for a later date.
My current camera is new for me and it has wireless remote flash capability. I have never tried to use this feature so now would be a great time to try. With a reflector and remote flash I should be able to experiment and achieve different lighting even in the field. I think the lighting in the second image works best so I want to try a combination of backlighting with angled front or side lighting.
BTW, years ago I did some self teaching with macro in the field often in greenhouses and gardens where tripods were not allowed. Aside from a very steady hand, a high shutter speed and high ISO are essential. In thinking about this I need to do a study looking at noise for high ISOs, especially since I am shooting a new camera body.
RustyBug, I do appreciate your comments about a low ISO, but I know that will not work in the field even with a tripod...unless I am lucky enough to get a day without even a breeze. In addition to doing a noise study at higher ISOs, I need to do a diffraction study. I had done that with my old camera body and had a good idea of the compromises between DOF and diffraction. I need to do that again with the new camera. That may not be what you intended, but I think that is a good next step for the way I shoot.