New technique for flowers...
Yesterday, a Lansing photography Meetup group scheduled an outing at Michigan State University's Horticultural Garden. Having never been there before, I wanted to join them. I have never used my studio monolights with anything except portraits before - so I brought one along to try using one on flowers. I was pretty happy with my initial results.
Hi Randy, @rstesch
Sounds like you had fun at this outing. I've never used strobes on flowers but I do use continuous lighting when I shoot flowers and I've found controlling light via an artificial source makes a huge difference.
Look forward to seeing more.
I did notice how much the shadows would change as I slightly changed the height of my strobe (obviously). I later realized that I should have brought a very fine spray bottle of water to add very fine water droplets to the pedals. Oh well, live and hopefully learn.
The strobe allowed my to shoot at my camera's native ISO 64, apertures of f/8 and f/11, and still freeze the movement caused by the air.