Plants - WB

WB stands for white background, the use of a backlit, white acrylic panel to photograph plants and small animals that has the effect of isolating them from a confusing periphery. The backlighting also creates a degree of translucence that can be controlled by varying subject to background distance. Diffused lighting is used for the frontal illumination and the extent of this can be controlled according to taste.

The methodology was developed by David Liittschwager for his remarkable work "One Cubic Foot" and subsequently adopted for the MYN project for which my fellow blogger and author Clay Bolt is co-founder. A significant number of my images were made for this project but many others have been supplied direct to Nature Picture Library (NPL) which gives me greater compositional freedom.
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