The unique forms and shapes of an orchid make them prime subjects for any flower photography endeavor. Orchids come in many colors: pink, yellow, white, purple and others that also add to their appeal. One can photograph them in the wild, greenhouses or purchase them from a local grocery store and capture their beauty in a studio setting. Most of my orchid photography images were captured in a studio. Here we have total control of environment, background and composition.
Environmentally we do not need to worry about any wind messing with our composition. I particular love back-lighting for my studio flower photography shots and the ability to study the impact of light. It is still amazing how small adjustments of the reflectors have such a huge impact on the final outcome of a picture. It often is the decisive factor for turning a good floral image into a piece of Fine Art Photography.
Backdrops can be easily adjusted to our needs in the studio. There is no need to isolate the orchid against a more calming backdrop of other flowers or shrubs in the background. Cart boards or cloths in all colors work wonders to put the spotlight solely on these amazing flowers. I often use neutral white or black backdrops to make the colors pop. A Polarizing Filter eliminates any unwanted glare and saturates colors.