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Old 03-11-2019, 07:24 AM
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Paph on 2 diff. backrounds Male

It was just a white card. The setup was roughly like this - but play with the distances.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:21 AM
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I also use a black background for all my orchid photos, dark flowers included. I had played around with white and dark gray backgrounds, but have stuck with black so far. A well exposed dark flower on a black background still seems more appealing to me.

Back during my cashless student days I developed a flashless setup for my photos, (couldn't afford them) but it works well enough that I've stuck with it. Backdrop is set up next to a bright window (but no direct sun) with a sheer curtain to diffuse the light. The orchid is about 1m from the backdrop, and on the right side I place a piece of cardboard covered in crinkled foil to reflect light from the window to the right of the plant.

I don't have many photos of dark flowers, but attached is an example of what I achieve with my setup.
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