Help me out C&C

Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Jay30, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Jay30

    Jay30 TPF Noob!

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    OK, why are you posting such as small picture? It's hard to see any detail when the picture is small and the actual object of interest is even smaller. Get some size in there.

    The actual subject is quite small in the field and placed centrally - not so good. By having a non-standard crop, you are unconsciously alerting the viewer that something is special about the material and needs that crop, but in this situation, the excess is just sort-of-featureless rock.

    Secondly, why are you shooting at f14? That gives an unnecessarily huge DOF and forces your shutter speed down or your ISO up and is certainly not as sharp as f8. (see DOF Calculator)

    Focal Length: 140.0mm (35mm equivalent: 210mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
    Aperture: f/14.0
    ISO equiv: 1600
    Exposure Bias: 1.00
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Matrix

    Try shooting Aperture Preferred, setting the aperture to get the DOF and sharpness you want and then only adjusting the ISO so that the shutter speed is just as fast as you need.

    Then crop in a standard format so that the subject is prominent (and not in the center) and finally post an image for critique that is close to largest size allowed.

    Lew

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