Nikon D800, 60mm macro lens – manual focus, ss 1/2500, f 5.6, ISO 400
Those of you who know me from following my personal blog, Robyn Graham Photography, know that a significant portion of my fine art body of work is flowers. Not only do I love flowers as subject matter, but I love the language of flowers. Most, if not all, of my floral images are named based on the meaning of the flower in the Victorian Language of flowers in addition to the color of the flower and the meaning of the color. Many people have asked me if I have read the book “Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The answer is yes and I loved it, but even prior to reading the book, my love affair for flowers and their meaning were a significant part of my work.
When working with most of my subjects I tend to use aperture as my voice. Using a shallow depth of field can be tricky when photographing flowers but when used appropriately it can be a very powerful tool for effectively capturing light and creating emotion. I am presently working on a new series with ballet pointe shoes. All of the images thus far have been black and white and aperture has been the priority technique in my work process. If you are interested in black and white photography and/or ballet, the series has just begun, but there are a couple of images on my personal blog.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!