This any better? (Inspired by New England Moments)

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  1. butterflygirl

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    Last week I submitted a few flower shots and most didn't like the lighting :( so I tried taking New England Moment's advice, using natural light with a colored paper background - is this any better? C & C?

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    It's all I've had the chance to shoot so far, but hopefully more flowers will bloom soon and I'll be able to experiment with more.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey yes!
    By all means!
    A) this was a really good piece of advice by NEM, and b) the light is 100% better. I really like this one!
     
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    Thanks LaFoto - that's exactly what I was trying to do! Always trying to get better! Thanks for the comment!
     
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    This is great, actually i remember the last ones and liked them very much if not more. perhaps it really is just a matter of taste, but i usually like something where the author has dared to be different just because they are different. Which ever way you go keep up the good work.

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    Thank you very much TPE! Much appreciated! :wink:
     
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    The background is competing, (and winning) with the subject. You should try to use a contrasting color in the background, or a netural, and perhaps light it a bit more subdued. The flower has subtle magenta hues in it, and the background is a yellowish/red. The two don't mix well. I would personally use a black background paper, and keep it pretty far from the flower.
     
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    I did use two other backgrounds - blue and green - this any better?

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    Yes, those are much better. See how the flower pops off the background in these? I would still move the background further from the flower, or use less depth of field next time.
     
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    Thanks for the tips!
     
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    Id like to put a vote in for the green background. Not only does it make the flower "pop" more, as Matt said, its a more natural color. Beautiful picture.
     
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    Yep I like the green one most. You should fix the shadow in the top right of it though. (although it's small)

    Nice shots.
     
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    Thanks everyone! I just have a lot to learn- so that's why I experiment so much! I appreciate the help!
     

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