First time trying to post a photo

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  1. whyknows

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    Hello, this ismy first time trying to post photos... I really liked the contrast with the black fence and the rust on the chain. I bought a set of macro filters and this is my first try at macro, I was kind of excited to see how it came out. I am a brand new photographer and would love your feedback.
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    At first I thought: "Hang on, this IS NO maco-photo!", but then I scrolled and sure enough, there is one.

    So posting the photos went well, they show, I can see them ... and I think those contrasts between black fence and rusty chain could be brought out even MORE. Particularly as it were the CONTRASTS you liked so, and this photo is lacking a little in those with regards to the technique. I take it you are posting a SOOC-photo (straight out of camera), no post processing applied? But the first asks for some pp. I can hear it!

    As you can see, maco (more so with filters, I guess) gives you a very shallow DOF (depth of field) only, which I find a tad distracting here. The effect is almost like a lensbaby effect (a lensbaby is a special lens ... that I can't describe just now). I usually find it a bit strenuous on my eyes, but they are only mine. Others might like this a lot.
     
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    Thank you for all your great information!! It IS straight out of the camera, I JUST bought Adobe Photo Shop and loaded it last night. I am going to try to work on the contrast :) I have been watching how to do touch ups on youtube, so I sort of have an idea on what to do. If I get an improvement, I will post it. Thanks again so much for your feedback!
     
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    Macro pictures of rust are great cause when you zoom in so close, it takes on such different qualities than what many people normally associate with metal. Almost a moist living quality.

    If your interest is the contrast between the chain and the fence, how about shooting some macros trying to capture these differences... Not only color-wise, but texture-wise, taste-wise etc.
    I'm a sucker for DOF, and I like the second shot, but after reading your description, I'm disappointed in the fence losing attention.
     
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    If the weather holds out this weekend, I would like to try the shot again. We are extremely novices with photography, and I would like to try to play around with the aperture settings and try to open up my DOF, to make the rust and fence stand out a little more. I will have to do quite a bit of research before we go to know what changes I need to make with the camera. Will this EVER come second nature? :lol:
     
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    What camera and lens are you using?


    Have you glanced over the camera manual yet?

    Remember, bright outdoor sunlight is not necessarily a photographer's friend. ;)
     
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    I have a NIKON D90, and the lens is 18-200. I have read through the manual, watched videos on you tube, and bought a book specifically for the D90. It is all very confusing with aperture, f stops, shutter speed. We have taken some VERY basic classes at our local camera shop and are voraciously reading and watching everything and anything to learn more. One a scale of 1 - 10 we are at 1 with our knowledge. LOL
     

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