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Old Jan 26, 2008, 7:23 PM   #1
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here is a photo i took in fall 2007, i know itcan be better but how?......

i took this picture with my pentax *ist DL using the auto modes...(i have not ventured to manual yet)
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 1:22 AM   #2
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Interesting shot... if I were out to re-shoot it, I would choose a smaller apperture (that means venturing over to the manual side) but would want a bit more of the front flower in focus. And I would play around a bit with the Point Of View - especially how it affects the placement of the back flower. Last I would punch it with a touch more light from a small reflector - even reflecting light upunder the petals for a bit more 'glow'. (if you don't have a standard reflector, a piece of white foamboard works wonders. Or even a piece of heavier paper.)

With a nice digital camera my advice is - take a pic in auto mode, then the same picture 2x in manual - experimenting with diff settings.... since it's digital you can always throw out shots you hate.

Keep on shooting - and experiment madly.

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Old Jan 27, 2008, 3:51 PM   #3
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Try using "Macro Mode".
On your camera it'll be a little picture of a flower.
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Old Jan 27, 2008, 8:58 PM   #4
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this may help you more . http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/ look at menu bar

how-to click . photo techniques will pop up click on that . lots of info there good reading . hope this helps you out . :-) oakey
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