First post, first picture <constructive critisicm most welcome>

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by kinau, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. kinau

    kinau TPF Noob!

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    Hi there everyone,
    New to the forums and everything, and heres one of the pictures I took in my garden, with a borrowed 350D:

    Uneditied:

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    I then tried editing it (using Paint Shop Pro - haven't got Photoshop yet), and ended up with this:

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    What do you think? What could be improved, and how?

    I realise its a bit blue; feel free to edit the picture (and show me) :)


    Cheers,
    Kin
     
  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    This picture is too much out of focus to be rescued.
    Because the details of the picture (the EXIF) aren't embedded it's difficult to be certain why.
    It seems that there is a plane of focus that goes thru the items that are circled in red. My guess is that this pic was taken in the shade, the aperture is open wide so that the DOF is shallow and the stuff in front is in front of the field of focus.

    More light.

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  3. kinau

    kinau TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the reply!

    If I remember correctly, it was shot at f/3.5... I'll use a larger aperture next time.

    And wait for some light :)

    Btw, how do you keep the EXIF data with the picture?
    (I converted the file to .jpg - I guess thats wrong...)

    Thanks,
    Kin
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Yes, use f8 or f9 for greater DOF.
    A PSP guru needs to answer that, sorry.
     
  5. kinau

    kinau TPF Noob!

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    Thanks - I'll give that a go when I get the time (exams!)
    I'll do a search about the EXIF thing later

    Could anyone comment on the composition of that shot?
    Anything else I could have done to improve?

    Kin
     
  6. New Hampshire

    New Hampshire TPF Noob!

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    The biggest issue for me is that the picture is busy. Too many objects competing for attention. When you take a photo, decide which object you want to be the subject. Focus your efforts in complimenting this object using DOF and unusual Points of View.

    But more importantly, keep on shooting. Learn from the bad, build on the good, and remember to have fun :lol: .

    Brian
     

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