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The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography by Harold Davis

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I have several raised flower beds that I use to grow flowers specifically for photography. Starting in January each year, I visit several local horticultural nurseries in my area, looking for interesting seedlings that will (hopefully) grow into beautiful flower-bearing plants that I might like to photograph a few months later. Even though I put markers in when I plant, some become lost over time and I forget what each plant is exactly. Walking outside with my pruning shears one day in early autumn, I discovered some beautiful white dahlias in full bloom.

Looking at these flowers, it seemed to me that they would be more ...

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