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  1. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    I want to start taking flower shots, and i have a 50mm 1.8 on the way which should aid in clarity..but what do you think of this one? what should I do differently?
     
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    I have some suggestions, but I don't take flower pictures therefore have never produced anything better than that and by standards of those :crying: on OT, I am in no place to give them to you. :noes:
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    wtfuck? just give me your thoughts
     
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    Dogz interior crocodile moderator

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    For a start u might wanna choose a subject that aint half dead:mamoru:

    Looks like theres a fair bit of camera shake goin on, im guessing u dont have a tripod ? If im taking macro shots (i dont have a tripod either) i tend to rest the camera on my knee or leg etc.

    U also gotta think about your background aswell as your subject.
     
  5. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    it was hand held but with a 1/160 of a second exposure..i think the lens just has a soft focus...what do you mean about the background? more color/contrast or what?
     
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    :werd: i cant see camera jiggle
    looks more like fuzzyness of a soft focus..
    a nicer more colorful background wouldnt be out of the question. if it is bland, desaturate it, and it makes the flower stand out a LOT more..
     
  7. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    is it really that bad to have a soft lens? in all reality most viewers in real life will be looking at everything and then checking out the sharpness...my photo professor doesn't care if its in focus or not..sometimes out of focus can make a picture better
     
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    MawcDrums Active Member

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    no im saying thats cool :hsd:
    i like softer pics when it comes to flowers..
    solid edges and sharp corners let you see imperfections, soft edges and hazy light / colors bring a dreamy / beautiful state to the picture :cool:
     
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    sweet...the $100 zoom lens wins again!
     

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