African Violet Photography
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 ~~Exposure:  Software~~ 
     I use very simple, low-end software that came with my camera and scanner plus the Picture It Platinum graphics program.  I do not feel I am qualified to offer good reliable advice or instructions on how to use the more complex photo software.  However, I will give a few tips anyone may try that will add to the enjoyment of digital photography. 
 

This is the original, raw, image. 
(untouched)
Note this is not the identical image used to create the final image to the right.  The original was not saved.

A bit of cropping and a bit of darkening makes a better photo.
(software enhanced)

This plant was on a shelf of my plant stand.
First, I tried flash.
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The next shot, was with the wrong light setting on my camera.
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This shot was the best of the session, but still did not show the proper colors.
(untouched)

This is the result of the software program, using a color balance filter to remove a bit of green.  I also cropped the photo a bit to eliminate the pot rim in the original photo.
This photo displays a bit too much contrast between the purple and pink areas of the blossoms.
(software enhanced)

This is the photo made with the wrong settings.
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Look at what the software program was able to do.  I removed some red and blue and found this gave the most accurate color and values within the blossoms, although the foliage may be a bit too green.
(software enhanced)

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