David Gould, Dallas
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I am a graphic artist and an amateur photographer with an interest in orchids. Volunteering at the Dallas Judging Center places me at the intersection of my profession, my interest and my hobby.
The process starts with the beautiful plants and the challenge of getting the best angle and exposure and adjusting the light so that the flower shines through and separates itself from the rest of the plant.
Sometimes, on my own, I will take one of the photographs and replace the original background while integrating type or graphics to complement the original image. My goal is to add interest while taking care not to overwhelm the beauty of the flower.
But it always starts with a beautiful orchid and working to get just the right photograph.