Think Outside The Box

Posted: March 1, 2016 in Uncategorized
You have all heard the commonly used term Thinking Outside the Box, where we try and create something different from what everyone else is doing. Because flowers are so popular as subjects for macro photographers, it becomes hard to come up with a composition of a flower that hasn’t been done to death. We tend to see the same tired old compositions, and it becomes a challenge to find a new way to compose. I was studying some tulips and as I was moving the pot around the petals on the flowers started to fall off. After all the petals fell off except one on this flower, it created something outside of the box for me, so set it up with a white background and came up with a little different look.


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  1. Nicolaas Strik says:

    Great article with a fantastic photo.

  2. summitjim says:

    Great example, Mike. I certainly would have dismissed this FB flower and moved on, but it’s a terrific image with lots of meaning attached. I’m wondering what that might look like in monochrome.

  3. Richard Grubola says:

    Non-perfect flowers fit your theme but using a white bkg. is outside the box too. How did you settle on doing that?

    • Mike Moats says:

      Richard, I don’t remember why white. I do have lots of different color backgrounds, but for some reason chose white.

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