TIFA 2023 Nature / Flowers

Parrot Tulips

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Flowers
  • Photographer
    Tim Platt
  • Agency / Studio
    Tim Platt Photography
  • Technical Info
    Canon R5 + 100mm Macro Lens
  • Photo Date
    April-May 2023

These homegrown tulips have been photographed in a stylised way using studio lighting. The macro lens offers a shallow depth of field so in order to achieve enhanced clarity and definition a focus stacking technique has been used. Between 30 to 120 frames at slightly different focal points have been blended on each image to create pin-sharp focus from front to back. The goal was to observe as much fine detail as possible.

For Tim Platt, photography is above all about the simple joy of seeing. After over 25 years experience in delivering international advertising campaigns for blue-chip companies like Unilever, P&G, Samsung, LG, Britvic, and GSK among many others, Tim has mastered the craft and technique required at the highest echelons of commercial photography. Although craft and technique should not be underestimated, it is a mysterious neural connection between the eye and the brain that makes great images, and technique should always remain safely behind the scenes. He runs his own studio in central London.