If what I am doing are base collages, I need close up lens to photograph elements.
The wedding collages and painting are striking and honestly the photos provided were just excellent snapshots.
What I work with does not need to be perfect photos - they need to have material I can manipulate.
This morning walking to train I saw the most splendid bright pansies in a storefront pot - dark purple pansies mixed other pansies with pale warm white washed flowers with delicate precise purplish veins. Beautiful in early morning light. Morning light is by far my favorite.
Those pansies were moment's visual delight. Might well be the visual highlight of my day.
My pansies were better than these - much better. Inferior eye candy.