How Did I Do? C&C Please

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  1. Skedaddle

    Skedaddle TPF Noob!

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    I haven't been on for a couple of weeks because I have been busy and I went on vacation but I have returned with some photos for C&C. Let me know what you think of them.

    (1) Fireworks from July 4th. I really had a difficult time getting photos of them but I managed to come away with a couple nice ones. How do you get more color to come out of the fireworks? Do I need a different lens? Would I have needed to be closer? Or would the fireworks needed to have been higher quality?

    EXIF:
    ISO – 200
    Exposure Time – 3.2 sec
    Shutter Speed – 3.2 sec
    F-Stop – f/16
    Focal Length – 130.00 mm
    No Flash Used
    Tripod Used
    Lens – Canon 75-300 mm

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    (2) Another firework from July 4th.

    EXIF:
    ISO – 200
    Exposure Time – 3.2 sec
    Shutter Speed – 3.2 sec
    F-Stop – f/16
    Focal Length – 130.00 mm
    No Flash Used
    Tripod Used
    Lens – Canon 75-300 mm

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    (3) Took this while on vacation last week.

    EXIF:
    ISO – 400
    Exposure Time – 1/250 sec
    Shutter Speed – 1/256 sec
    F-Stop – f/5.6
    Aperture Value – f/5.7
    Focal Length – 55.00 mm
    No Flash Used
    Handheld
    Lens – Canon 18-55 mm

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    (4) Took this one just this morning right after his morning nap.

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    ISO – 400
    Exposure Time – 1/50 sec
    Shutter Speed – 1/49 sec
    F-Stop – f/3.50
    Focal Length – 50.00 mm
    No Flash Used
    Handheld
    Lens – Canon 50 mm

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  2. Jeffro

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    Really like one and two, Not much more you can do with fireworks

    #3 a small part of the flower is cut off on the left side, the read in the background distracts from the red at the focal point. it is right above the main flower.

    #4 Great pic but were you looking down at the boy? Get level with him???

    But what the hell do I know!
     
  3. KmH

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    Your exposure times on the fireworks were to long and the colors are overexposed, which kills the saturation. Slight underexposure is what saturates colors in the camera. Saturation can also be boosted in post processing if not overexposed.
     
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    Thank you for the comments. On the photo of the boy, I was holding the camera slightly above him because the background would have been too distracting. As for the fireworks, I read several articles that said to have the shutter open between 2-6 seconds so I decided to do what they said. However, next year I'll make them darker and see what it looks like with only a 1 second exposure.

    Anyone else?
     
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