I chose black and white for this beautiful, colorful Orchid, because I wanted to make the design more visible by bringing out of lines and shapes. But my main focus was to create a chiaroscuro effect with minimal lighting, you know, a noir-like atmosphere.
You may notice this background is not solid black. There’s a bit of bokeh (pronounced BOh-kay), which is an technique of creating soft out of focus elements in the background that is the result of a short depth-of-field. The word Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke, which means blur or haze.
Color or Black and White
A color photo would have been good. It is a beautiful orchid, after all. But the black and white fulfills my desire to create a more dramatic photo.
A Little Background About this Specific Orchid
My Friend gave me a bouquet of spring flowers for my birthday a month ago. This orchid is the last flower standing. And it’s still beautiful after a month.
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