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5th of May 2002 (Sun), 04:20
Thanks Eland who gave me some pointers on how to set this up = I'd love to have some feedback for my first couple of halfway decent macro flower photos.
They are all cut flowers - set up in front of a black card with a reading lamp, and the G2 set up on a tripod. The shutter speed was set to 2 1/2 seconds - does anyone want the rest of the info????
Let me know what you think
Still learning and loving it :)
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 10:29
Very good shots. The use of colored background cards is a great way to control the background for wonderful closeup shots inside and out. I like the black in these shots but be sure not to limit yourself to only this color.
When you are expermenting, you might want to next direct your attention to depth of field (dof ) I think you have a G2, don't you? if so you really have to be aware to use its dof as it is very wide to start with. In the macro mode and in close ups you can use it very effectively with some practice. use the Av mode or Manuel and shoot lots of shots for comparison, and make notes of the effects. I have found that composing the picture then taking a shot in every aperature setting in order from small to large is a GREAT learning experience. :)
Also, a Telephoto increases the dof effect some as well.
Keep on taking these great pictures and posting them for me ( US ) to enjoy. :) :)
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 19:47
very nice photos! You're certainly getting the hang of it. :)
Just a note: Doesn't matter how long you've been doing this, you never stop learning... we're all still learning new things every day! (Or is it just me? :))
5th of May 2002 (Sun), 21:23
WELL BLACKAND STORMY
You are a "Quick Study" as they say. I wish that I had tried your approach and succeeded as well as you have ! The water drops really are super and I love the colors and structure of your #1 flower.
At the risk of annoying you and your post, I have inserted a shot that I took on our kitchen counter this morning. The light was so bright to my eyes that I thought there would be more whites in the final image. Indeed, it was too white to see the "coffee stains" that have penetrated the gray-marbled arborite over the years. But the G2 saw them and when I considered your tips from Eland, I wondered if I would have done better with a sheet of white cardboard.
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