Text Box: Text Box: Isolate the subject with a black background: This succulent cactus was 
lit primarily by an overcast sky. To help fill in the shadows for a soft delicate 
effect, a 6-ft. white sheet was placed in a semicircle behind the camera to 
reflect more light onto the side and underside of the subject. Positioning a 
black cloth directly behind the flower eliminated any possibility of a 
distracting background and permitted the strong shapes and colors to 
stand out graphically and dramatically. Nikkormat EL, 105mm f/4 Micro 
Nikkor, 1 sec. at f/16, Kodachrome 25 film, camera on tripod, mirror 
locked up.