Fake Flowers

Posted: January 13, 2016 in Uncategorized
I bought some silk flowers at Hobby Lobby to see if I could take a fake flower and make it look like a real flower.
The silk flowers have the most realistic look, but the silk has a fine pattern in it that is noticeable in the photo. So to solve that I focused on a small area in the center of the flower and shot with an f/stop at f/2.8, which produced a shallow depth of field, and softened the fine pattern in silk petals.
Here’s my fake flower that looks like a real flower.


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  1. Nicolaas Strik says:

    The flower looks so real! That is a great idea to keep shooting throughout the winter.

  2. Lisa Guerriero says:

    Thanks for this great workaround. Texture of the silk always bothered me.

  3. Freddy Kietzmann says:

    Great tip! Solved my problem. Thx!!!

  4. Rebecca Schoenenberger says:

    This is really beautiful,what kind of lens did you use to take this photo

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