Today is day of Flowers with Black/Dark Backgrounds. The day started with a Facebook chat with one of my friends. He wanted to know the secrets of such shots where we see Flower with Black/Dark Photographs. Of-course, on Photo Journey we are not going to share various techniques to achieve it. This Photo Journey is more about sharing some of the photographs we have shared in different stories and have colorful flowers with Black/Dark background.In the bottom there is a link to know techniques to achieve such photographs, which are quite simple.
The First photographic result is mix of some shooting techniques and Post-Processing in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. But the photograph just above is not processed at all. This one was shot during one of my trips to Jim Corbett National Park and these flowers were there in the resort, where we were staying. If you see carefully, above photograph is showing back side of the photograph and direction of shooting this flower was one of the main requirement to get black background. If the question about 'HOW' is bothering you too much, then check out - http://bit.ly/GW3ywW and come back here :)
Above Photograph was shot during Noida Flower Show in 2010 and the original photograph was not properly shot. So above photograph has lot of Photoshop work and it's basically over-processed.
Blacks are something which makes any photograph more appealing. Many times people ask - 'Last night I clicked some photographs at my daughter's birthday. What should I do in Photograph to make them better'. The very simple answer from my side is Levels and Blacks. Because, the way people think about Photoshop is not right. There is lot of subjectivity involved when we talk about Post-Processing a photograph in Photoshop. How such questions can have simple answer.
If you are also interested in trying such photographs, just check out - http://bit.ly/GW3ywW. This article talks about each photograph you are seeing in this Photo Journey and talking about the basic approaches followed for these.