First Shots with Canon 50D

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  1. OffTheWall

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    So i just upgraded and thought i would take some shots of flower let me know what i could do better next time :)


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    This is probably a prick thing to say and I don't mean to offend, but I think spending at least 5 seconds in quiet reflection would help you decide how to get better next time.

    The focus is off in all three, and #1 and #3 could use more contrast.

    Nice signature, by the way. The irony slays me.
     
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    the focus is definitely off - you may need to back up more to get good focus, depending on which lens you're using (especially the zoom lens) - on the positive side, i like the subjects you have used and think they will look much better once they are in focus.
     
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    Thank you for the input, ive never personally shot flowers before but im going to try again with the 50mil later today after work :). i also forgot to mention that pics 1 and 3 were from my old "sony alpha a230" and the middle one was from my 50d. don't get me started as to why i decided to move brands lol it was a horror of a decision but whateva :). I will post more for the critiquing on here.
     
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    Just remember when shooting with your 50mm just because you can shoot wide open doesn't mean you have too. I see a lot of people get that lens (I did the exact same thing) and never stop up from 1.8.
     
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    out of focus! I like the composition in the #3 picture though!

    The colors in the #2 isn't doing much for me. Red is too strong on the wood background.
     
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    LOL yeah this is true, i usually go for around 3.5 or 5.6 for a little bokeh, this shot i did 1.8 a little bit of rocks and a little wood

    So here is the new shot with the 50mil. Used the live view and live af to focus directly on the flower so hopefully it looks a little better :) Let me know what you all think :)

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    This one is much better,really like it.
     
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    The rocks are in focus and the flower is not.

    For now maybe stop focusing on the blur/bokeh and focus on the subject.







    **pun intended. ;)
     
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    ;):lmao: will do ive got some different images for now lol can't really do flowers lol.

    Maybe this one will do it for you? lol

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    Flowers don't seem hard to shoot, but they are.

    You seem to be catching on, but just to reiterate a good sturdy fact is that it's a bad idea to have anything other than a solid, strong background. For example, a flower growing with weeds and dirt = no. A flower with the leaves and the wood shot you took = getting there. A flower against the log you took = getting closer. A flower against sky or a solid coloured background = best. But... it wasn't in focus. That's the problem I see.
     

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