Photography forum: Links to ATP articles and posts about how-to-photograph gardens

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Sep 18, 2014 7:18 PM CST
Marilyn found these articles:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/Dutchlady1/468/In-Photography-T...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/robertduval14/1838/Photography-...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/greene/1422/Macro-Hack-for-Phot...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/postmandug/353/Photograph-on-a-...


Here's a few more:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/ShadyGreenThumb/1987/Using-Your...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/Boopaints/294/Be-Ready-Always-w...


P.S.

My tip #1: Goodwill usually has used camera tripods for $3-$20. ANY tripod is lots better than none. I used a little duct tape on one and now it's great.

My Tip #2: Try some of the other "pre-set settings" in your camera besides Normal, Outdoor and Macro. You never know!

My Tip #3: Most photo software has some "auto-correct" feature. If you open a photo with that software and click the button, it may improve that photo. If you know as little about photography and cameras as I do, it USUALLY improves it. But if the color becomes less accurate, that might be bad.


P.P.S.
Does anyone know a way to defeat the blurring caused by wind and flowers nodding and swaying? I usually try the "anti-hand-shaking" setting, but that doesn't always help enough. Just wait for a less windy day?
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Sep 18, 2014 7:44 PM CST

Great way to get things started. Thank You!
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 9:01 AM CST
Thank You!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Sep 19, 2014 12:20 PM CST
One nice thing about collecting links: I can contribute without actually having any expertise myself!


Anne (@Xeramtheum) wrote a tutorial and is planning an article.

>> Here is a tutorial I wrote many years ago. It's a good start and what my article is based on.

http://www.xeramtheum.com/ForGourd.htm

Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Sep 19, 2014 12:56 PM CST
RickCorey said:Marilyn found these articles:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/Dutchlady1/468/In-Photography-T...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/robertduval14/1838/Photography-...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/greene/1422/Macro-Hack-for-Phot...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/postmandug/353/Photograph-on-a-...


Here's a few more:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/ShadyGreenThumb/1987/Using-Your...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/Boopaints/294/Be-Ready-Always-w...


P.S.

My tip #1: Goodwill usually has used camera tripods for $3-$20. ANY tripod is lots better than none. I used a little duct tape on one and now it's great.

My Tip #2: Try some of the other "pre-set settings" in your camera besides Normal, Outdoor and Macro. You never know!

My Tip #3: Most photo software has some "auto-correct" feature. If you open a photo with that software and click the button, it may improve that photo. If you know as little about photography and cameras as I do, it USUALLY improves it. But if the color becomes less accurate, that might be bad.


P.P.S.
Does anyone know a way to defeat the blurring caused by wind and flowers nodding and swaying? I usually try the "anti-hand-shaking" setting, but that doesn't always help enough. Just wait for a less windy day?


If my subject is swaying mildly or moving, I turn my mode dial to sports mode - the running man icon on the dial; it helps to capture the image faster; faster shutter speed.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Sep 19, 2014 3:05 PM CST
I'll look for that setting, in the menus and in the manual.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Sep 21, 2014 3:49 PM CST
tarev said:If my subject is swaying mildly or moving, I turn my mode dial to sports mode - the running man icon on the dial; it helps to capture the image faster; faster shutter speed.
Thumbs up I gotta try this!

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