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Technical Tutorials


A Guide to Photographing Bonsai and Kusamono
When showing a bonsai, the little details make a big difference. When taking photographs of bonsai, the details matter too. My aim in this article is to share what I've learned about the technical aspects of photographing bonsai. None of the techniques that I've discussed here require expensive equipment or technical sophistication. If you have a cheap point-and-shoot camera (or better) and $25 to spend on a tripod, you can do just about everything I've suggested here without further expense.
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Photoshop tutorial: Creating Virtuals
by Will Heath

Photoshop tutorial: Creating Virtuals
In this tutorial I will show how I use Adobe Photoshop to help in deciding the direction to take when styling a bonsai. I have found that by using Photoshop to virtually change the tree while keeping in mind the placement of existing branches and the characteristics of the species, the styling process is much easier as I can actually "see" the possible changes before I make them.
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Photoshop tutorial: Virtual pot selection
In this tutorial I will show how I use Adobe Photoshop to help in choosing possible future pots for bonsai. I have found that by using Photoshop to virtually change the pot, the selection process is much easier as I can actually "see" the bonsai in the new pot before I purchase it. Virtually selecting a pot also helps me to avoid the "oh oh" moments that sometimes come once the bonsai is potted and you realize that it just doesn't work with the new pot.
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