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Old Jul 30, 2005, 5:39 PM   #1
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i'd love some feedback on this as i'm still getting to know my camera.
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 1:50 AM   #2
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this is a better effort at shooting daisys.. but i do prefer simpler/cleaner looks... i think the off center composition works well for this flower... nice job on placing it on the right 1/3 vertical.. so overall i think this works well..

there are a few things that could improve this shot though..

placing it on on the intersection of the right third vertical and the lower or upper third horizontal will improve the composition.. here is a link if anyone isn't familiar.. http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutoria...se/thirds.html

also i would brighten it up a tad in levels to the point where the daisy is pure white.. i think that will make it appear a bit brighter and improve the contrast.. you just underexposed it a bit.... you have to be careful of that when filling the frame with something white, whatever you expose for, the camera will treat as a midtone.. therefore, it will make white flowers look a bit on the greyish side..

nice job on this one and thanks for sharing.. =)

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Old Jul 31, 2005, 1:58 AM   #3
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here is a very quick edit.. hope you don't mind..

it was impossible for me to make it look pure white as you really can't mess with the exposure much in .jpg format without introducing some bad artifacts, but it brightened it up a bit.. and i cropped it a bit to make it a little more dynamic..

p.s. julie- presenting your shots with the long side at about 600 pixels will fit better in the window and allow us to see all your frame at once =)
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 1:59 AM   #4
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one last bit of advice.. learn to use the RAW format of your camera.. this will allow you to tweak exposure later... this is often vital when shooting flowers as exposure can be tricky.. this will allow you to dial in some exposure compensation later on in case you over/underexpose..

i really feel that it is a necessity for good flora shots..
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dustin, thanks for all the advice, i need it! i appreciate your comments and i like the edit you did. i had played with cropping a bit....i'll play more. i pretty much have the camera in it's auto mode right now as i get used to it and study the manual .* i'll keep trying, we'll get there lol.
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Old Jul 31, 2005, 1:20 PM   #6
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there is no time like the present to get off the auto mode =)
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Auto mode is for that, I've only got 2 seconds, snapshot. Like Dustin said get off the auto-mode!!


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aye aye cap'n!
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