If your child is using marijuana, you may be likely to find rolled joints of marijuana cigarettes. You may also find rolling papers. Your child may claim that these are hand-rolled tobacco cigarettes, which would also be a concern.
If you see this many marijuana plants growing indoors, you have stumbled upon a major indoor marijuana grow operation. Leave the scene immediately and call 9-1-1 if it is not a legal operation.
How do you do that? The best advice available is the simplest—ask your child.
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Marijuana is dried and chopped up to prepare it for use and sale. The stems are usually removed.
If you find plants around your home that look similar to the marijuana plant in the photo, someone in your household is trying to grow their own weed. The plants have changed considerably in recent decades as they have been bred to produce more buds.
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Parents may want to know what marijuana looks like in all stages of development and use. See photos that can help you check what you find at home.
Tripods are used to keep cameras completely stable in order to prevent blurring and tilted frames. They do a much better job than shooting with cameras in hand, and are a worthwhile investment for both the hobbyist and professional “photog.” Tripods are extremely adjustable and will enable you to get perfectly still shots from all sorts of angles, such as from above and very close up. A cheap alternative to a tripod is to simply place your camera on a stack of books or a table to achieve a clear shot. This option can be difficult at times, especially when trying to capture certain angles. Small tripods are also available for smartphones that will allow photographers to get steady shots using these more commonplace devices.
If you don’t have a DSLR and don’t want to splash out the cash for one, fear not. As technology moves forward, even the cameras on smartphones are becoming good enough to generate some rather spectacular imagery. The detail provided by these cameras is getting sharper as newer models are released. Additionally, there is now a booming market for smartphone lenses that simply clip onto phone cameras to help photographers obtain the shots they want. When using a phone for cannabis photography, simply clip on a macro lens and shoot away!
The background of a photograph can be just as important as what is in the foreground. Photographing plants with foil, fans, and light bulbs in the picture can make the image seem quite messy and chaotic. Of course, if you are aiming to display these items intentionally, then do keep them visible. If not, it’s more aesthetically pleasing to only include the greenery of plants in the background, especially for macro shots. Imagine a close-up of a fat bud, heavy with trichomes in the foreground, against a glittering sea of green. Looks pretty beautiful, right?
Although flashes do work well, lighting setups can be used to get sharp images that boost details and minimise any potential blurring. Flash can work great in some situations, but the direct light can often generate harsh lighting. Indirect light causes more of a soft lighting effect that is much more desireable. Soft light can be achieved by bouncing light off of a white surface such as a sheet of paper.
Cannabis is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful plants out there, which makes it an absolute treat to photograph. The species is also very diverse in size, shape, and colour, so photographing new strains in new locations won’t get old or repetitive. Whether you are photographing your own cannabis crop to display to your friends, or you are a professional photographer looking to capture the most eye-catching shots possible, here are a few tips to obtain some truly stunning cannabis visuals.
These tips will help photographers capture the best cannabis images possible – from getting up close and personal with macro lenses, to using lighting to create optimal visuals.
If your objective is to capture an entire plant within the frame, then you can place the specimen against a pure white background to capture its elegance without any unnecessary objects within the frame. Creating a makeshift studio is very easy to do and the background itself can even be constructed out of non-reflective white paper or cardstock.
You may think your lighting setup will make a great option for taking pictures, and this is certainly true. However, HPS grow lights can cause unwanted orange and yellow light to appear on pictures. To counteract this, simply change the white balance setting on your camera. Shoot either using the “Tungsten” or “Fluorescent” setting.
Macro photography is the art of capturing objects and organisms extremely close up and in great detail. To start with, set your DSLR to macro mode. This will enable your capture to focus well and better detect the small trichomes of the surface of cannabis flowers. Macro mode will pick up on the fine details of plants and make the picture look stunning. Additionally, the use of macro lenses will also really help to get crisp and clean shots of the tiny sections of plant anatomy. There are a wide spectrum of macro lenses for DSLR cameras, and now smartphone owners can utilise this technology by clipping a macro lens onto their device.
Cannabis is a beautiful plant and deserves to be photographed in all of its natural glory. Use these tips to capture some stunning images.