I’m glad before I jump into photographing something I take another minute to think about what I am going to do. I have no clue how many times I’ve photographed dandelions but I always think it’s a challenge. They’re just always different and being semi-limited because COVID-19, I will always find something to photograph, continue to work on my craft.
On this day, I decided after my workout I would go outside and shoot dandelions before I cut them down. Camera and tripod was setup and I took it downstairs with me. But as I was riding my bike I was looking at my camera setup and wasn’t happy. I think I felt that because I was going to get the same old photograph - from the top and angles from the side…same ol’ blah, blah, blah.
I soon remembered I had the Platypod. In the middle of my workout I stopped to go outside and shoot. Yes, the Platypod was a game changer. Platypod was a huge difference than with a tripod. I was able to get lower to the dandelions than what I would have had with the tripod. This was the first time using the spikes and they were a big help. I didn’t try to avoid pieces of grass or cut/pull them out of my vision.
All I wanted to do was shoot and see what I was able to create. The morning was a little cloudy which I liked. My settings were in manual. The good thing about mirrorless cameras you can see all your settings/adjustments before shooting.
Gear used: Fujifilm X-H1, XF 60mm f/2.4 R macro lens, Platypod.
HAPPY SHOOTING!! 😊😊