First newbie pics C&C please!

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  1. MissCream

    MissCream No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just got a Sigma 50mm macro and I need some C&C :)

    Not sure why in the first picture part of the upper leaf is in focus... This one was handheld and the second was with a tripod. I realize they aren't the most exciting subject as they are weeds that were growing in my backyard lol

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    Thanks :)
     
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    The first one is almost unidentifiable and perhaps a touch underexposed. It doesn't work for me. The second is more interesting because I know what I'm looking at. However, the depth of field is still too narrow. I would like to see some detail inside the flower. You were shooting at f/6.7... try again from the same distance at f/16 and see what difference it makes. If it's windy at all, you'll probably need to increase your ISO or support the flowers somehow to keep them from moving.
     
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    Great, thank you I'll give it a whirl :)
     
  4. DanFinePhotography

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    there good, i would have to agree with closing down your f stop a little mabye f/11- f/16 make sure you up your iso a tad for a little quicker shutter speed also :thumbup:
     
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    i dig them both.. theres something to be said about abstract / artistic shots like this.. yes they might be slightly confusing to the eye.. but thats almost the point.. there is a market for this photography as well.. hotel rooms.. resturants.. doctors offices etc etc.. keep at it and start posting these on a stock photo site .. you might be impressed with the results you get!

    with that said.. i would apply a bit of saturation the overall image in post.. make the colors pop as much as possible.. unless your shooting for a muted tone.. which i dont belive you are if your taking pictures of bright purple flowers.. i would bump the saturation up to show off the purple more..

    keep at it and post more when you can =)
     
  6. MissCream

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    Thanks a lot for all your feedback :) I'll keep practicing!
     
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    practice makes perfect.
    your framing is good. i like how you positioned the flowers.
     
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    i think i would like the second more if the pistil of the flower on the right were cropped out.
     
  9. MissCream

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    You're right, it does... I got an 8x10 printed of it and I had to crop it out :)
     

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