Miniature Daffodil on Blue

This photo was taken using the method I’ve outlined in my post titled Indoor Macro Photography Project for Rainy Days. It’s a miniature daffodil I took from my backyard and brought inside to photograph using my macro lens.

I didn’t do any major editing with this one, just some color correction and curves adjustments — 4 curves adjustments to be exact. One for an initial adjustment, one for the highlights, one for the shadows, and one for a final adjustment. The two curves adjustments were coupled with layer masks and blacked out to start. Then I “painted” in the extra highlights and shadows by brushing onto the masks — kind of like a non-destructive dodging and burning, except I could go back and modify the intensity by editing the curves adjustment layer. The final step was a slight sharpening using the LAB method I outlined in my post titled Photo Sharpening Techniques.

Miniature Daffodil on Blue

Photo by Brian Auer
04/01/07 Flemington, NJ
Miniature Daffodil on Blue
Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Sigma MACRO 105mm f/2.8 EX DG
158mm equiv * f/32 * 15s * ISO100

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

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