PHOTOGRAPHY: Professional Advice

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Unusual pointers: on the tripod; white flowers differ from reds in photography; watching for shine on paphiopedilums; shadows and backdrops; black, floodlamps,different kinds of film; refer to OA82-9; NZ85-70; NZ86-132; W10-305
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Awarded Plants How to photograph them properly; what to do, illustrated by four photos in color illustrating the best approaches; what not to do, six photos illustrating the opposite. AA85-126 0
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PHOTOGRAPHY: In 3-d Requires no other special equipment for a standard single-lens reflex 35mm camera than an easily-made shiftbase for the tripod and a 3-D hand viewer; focus, shift the camera three-quarters of an inch left, shoot again, advance the film, shift back to three-quartres right of center, shoot again to get two slides when developed; both must be shot at same horizontal plane; other details, addresses, refer to A86-22 0
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Standard Backdrops Since the days of Dr. George Kennedy who photographed all his scientific shots against a black background, that color has been increasingly the preferred one for non-scientific illustration by magazine editors and advertisers although orchids rarely grow completely surrounded by black; a dark flower, of course, requires a non-black background and for this a medium green seems to be preferred. OA82-11 0

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