Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Bombers, Jul 13, 2010.
Here are a few shots of me trying macro for the first time. They are all PP.
#1 Not much definition
#2 Blown out
#3 again, not much for definition in the petals...too centered...
#4 Cool shot...like this one a lot...would make a great album cover for a band...
Don't forget to number photos when posting multiples for people to look through...makes it a little easier to reference comments and criticisms...
Thanks and I have numbered them.
#4 is a nice interesting shot.
the others not so much.
#2 really nice b&w flower however it is washout, you can fix that with shadow/highlights or levels.
#4 i like how the water created bokeh at the back, that's it. not feeling the hose.
The pics of the flowers all seem soft.
Would have been nice for Bon Jovi's album slippery when wet
You need to re-evaluate your settings a bit. Let's take shot #3 for instance. ISO 1600, f/5, 1/1250s. This is ludicrous really, you should be using ISO 100 (or 200 may be the lowest with your nikon) in which case you would still be shooting at a perfectly acceptable 1/150s and have a lot less noise and a cleaner photo. But what you really need to consider is using a narrower aperture (higher f/ number) since virtually none of the flower is in sharp focus. At macro distances depth of field gets very small and you will find yourself needing to use f/11 and upwards to get a whole flower in focus.
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