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Thread: Critique these shots of flowers
02-11-2009, 07:05 PM #21Senior Member Bull shark
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You could be right on the confusion. It is very hard at first not to get ahead of yourself.
02-11-2009, 07:16 PM #22Member Oscar
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I think you'll find that red is the toughest color to expose properly. Canon cameras always seem to blow out the red channel. I usually have to dial down the exposure and then keep a close eye on the red channel histogram.
I like the second picture of your second attempt best. You aught to try pictures of poppies. Oy! Talk about tough to expose..
The problem with white is that the camera wants to expose for an "average" scene. So it takes what should be a nice white object and exposes it as grey instead of white. Snowy scenes are also tough to expose and almost always requuire some added exposure.
02-11-2009, 07:23 PM #23
02-11-2009, 07:42 PM #24
The photos are lovely and you have all the time in the world to get used to camera and settings.
I have photographed a few flowers - i'm not very technical - I just do it for a bit of fun and this new digital thing is totally new to me. Great hobby especially when you can extend it to taking shots of fish
I look forward to seeing more of your flower photographs.
There's more to fishkeeping than meets the eye.
04-14-2009, 12:04 PM #25
I think I'll cast my vote for #1, reason being the flowers are bigger and easier to see.
Only critisism is I favor a little more light. Both excellent pictures though!