Crit Please

Discussion in 'Photography' started by FransSny, 18 Sep 2011.

  1. FransSny

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    OK , so I finally read the manual so started playing around with the cam.

    Only at f5, ISO 160, 55/80 mm standard lens

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    wow! Looks awesome :thumbup:
     
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    Looks good, I would try dropping the aperture a stop or 2 if you can to through the background out some more, and ensure the centre of the flower in focus, as it appears only the outer edge of the petals are in focus.

    what can you using ?
     
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    Thanx for the tip lIghty , gonna give it a try. The centre also looks a bit fuzzy to me .

    Using Canon 1000 D...standard lenses etc
     
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    Overall looks nice, just need to concentrate on getting the focus right. Have you played around with the focus thingy :p I think it's called spot and area or something like that, you may also be able to set the actual focus point, the screen brings up a set of small blocks and you can choose exactly where you want the camera to focus.
     
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    lovely photo 101 viper...especially 'focus thingy ' :)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Say he who couldn't even get a decent photo of a chick in a bar :tt2:
     
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    You guys are so funny...thanks for the tips , had the cam for bout 2 years .....never read the manual...:p
     
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    i dont photograph them in the bar mate!;)
     
  11. lIghty

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    What mode are you shooting in? I know it's hard for a beginner but try shoot in full manual, this way you will pick up what all the setting will do.

    Also like Dean said, adjust your focus point of what you are trying to get in focus. Auto often focuses on the wrong object?

    Are you firmiliar with Iso, aperture, shutter speed etc?
     
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    I think it is a pretty good start! And I agree with the other posters that opening up the lens to its max will help blow out the background even more. There seems to be a bit of shadow coming in from the right, but that doesn't bother too much.

    The focus is a bit more of an issue - like lIghty said, the main subject isn't fully in focus. I do a lot of macro photography, and even though your picture doesn't quite qualify as macro (life size or bigger), the same techniques could be applied. I generally try to:

    - Use manual settings whenever possible
    - Shoot in RAW for better processing later on
    - Try to rest my elbows or hands on something, or use a support (tripod or monopod)
    - Use manual focus - I set the focus to the closest setting, and then lean into or away from the subject until it is perfectly sharp.

    The picture below was taken with an EOS30D and an ancient Zeiss M52 Screw Type lens attached via an adaptor ring. The lens was a 135mm, and I used some tubes to bring the minimum focus point closer. I don't think it is particularly good, but it demonstrates just how fine you can focus, and how far out of focus you can make the background. The subject is less than 2mm in length!

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