Photo Adventure Transcript
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Welcome, everyone, to another episode of Macro Photography --- where I take you with me to discover and capture small, beautiful photos that most people would walk past without a thought. At the end of this video, don't forget to cast your vote for the shot you like most from today's adventure. I'm your host Jay, and let's get started...
Mother's Day is fast approaching so our mission is to create a DIY Mother's Day card to go along with some flowers. First, we purchased a nice colorful bouquet of flowers. Second, we purchased some 12 x 12 fabric to create a complimentary background. The pattern on these fabrics will create some great bokeh blur for us. Next, we grabbed a cardboard box and hung the fabric on it. We used a bottle of water as a weight to stop the wind from blowing off the fabric. Next, we want to take a look at the color wheel to find which colors to use. I have yellow flowers so the complimentary color will be purple. See how that works? Next we setup the purple background with the yellow flowers and set our camera settings to ISO 100. Shutter speed is at 1/100 of a second at aperture f/2.8. Let's take the shot.
Nice colors there, next we went back to the color wheel and picked blue for another complimentary color to yellow. We switched out the fabric background and set our camera settings to ISO 400, shutter speed at 1/200 of a second, and the aperture is f/2.8. Let's take the shot.
Great! Now back to the color wheel to pick a background for our green flower which will be red. We set our camera settings to ISO 600, shutter speed at 1/200 of a second, and the aperture is f/2.8. Now let's take that shot.
Ok, now that we have all of our photos, we go into photoshop and do some simple graphic design work. Here you can see I added some text... and a custom shape with the transparency set low.
The next photo, I added some text and a faded white bar to bring the text out.
And lastly, I just added text for the blue one.
And now we can see what the finish product would look like if I printed the them out. A simple DIY Mother's Day card to go along with the bouquet of flowers. Mission completed.
Alright, there you have it, here are my 3 favorite photos from this adventure --- and I want to hear from you. Which one do you like most? Cast your vote by leaving a comment below, or clicking the poll to let me know. I'm going to give you my favorite pick out of these three as a free download, so you can do whatever you want with the photo. Enjoy, guys, and don't forget to like and subscribe to my channel for upcoming macro photo adventures.