This past weekend I pulled off beside the road to shoot some wild flowers. The funny thing about photographing nature is that sometimes nature has a way ruining a very good picture. A lot of times nature provides things that you might enjoy seeing, such as the worm above, a butterfly, or a bee. However, sometimes it can also provide things that you might not want. Things such as spider’s web or the stuff left over from the unlucky captured insects are examples.
This is an example of a photograph taken by a photographer who is over forty and didn’t bring his glasses along. Why is it that so many of us seem to throw our eyesight into the trash along with the gift wrapping on our fortieth birthday. The photographer, who will remain nameless, ended up using Snap Art 3 in an attempt to paint the insect dander away. I think it did a fairly good job of hiding the problem.
Afterwards I returned, and using a make-up brush and a bulb lens cleaner, I tried cleaning the plant.
Some plants were easy to clean. Other provided more of a challenge. Now you shouldn’t have to hold the plant down with one foot on top of it while scrubbing it with with both hands. This might do slightly more damage than you planned. However, you still might have to play a little rough with some of them.
Another little trick that I did was using my 24 inch reflector to light the dark side of several plants. In addition, I also softened this one using Snap Art 3.
Although, I didn’t bring along my water bottle this time, I have also tried spraying flowers with water to get those images with water droplets.
Speaking of tips, what have you tried?