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Old 26th October 2012, 19:28   #15046
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Old 26th October 2012, 19:39   #15047
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Basically these are the problems:
1. focus issue. I guess there is a focus ring on the lens i need to play with?
2. There is no particular object of interest in the image. Actually the whole image was that of a Tulsi pot on the balcony's parapet. I took a crop of the leaves (as whole pic is quite big at about 8MB).
3. Lighting issue. Background is more lighted than the subject (which was true as it was bright sunny outside but the pot was in shade). Any pointers as to how to take pics of such subjects (where there is more light in the background than on the subject)
No, these are not the problem. Your problem lies in composition.

Check out this 4+ years old post where another member was going through the same issue: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post865092 (The Official non-auto Image thread) Follow the next few posts from that point onwards.
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Old 26th October 2012, 20:22   #15048
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Glacier view from Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. Shot during our recent visit.

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@bluepulsar
Nice shot of the rose. I liked how you used the golden section.
@joslix
Think in terms of communicating with your image. One thing I do is, I take the color out of my picture (even when I might finally keep the color) and take a look at the image. Then I try to see if it is still having the wow factor. If it does that means theres composition, story or both. If not, then that image is not a keeper. I believe an image has to perform some kind of communication. It should spark of a thought rather than just look at a basket of stuff and call it oh nice n just make u forget about it in a few moments. And as Samurai has mentioned, technical aspects can be quickly learnt, but nailing composition to tell u something more, is the name of the game. Lighting, focus, etc etc are just tools u need to use to help u do that. Checking out the photography section of The National Geographic Society, reading stories n seeing images in their context, checking out the work of award winning greats etc will really help you see and understand some of these concepts.
It's not easy of course, people take years to get there. But I think keeping this in mind and practicing shooting an image for a reason and knowing why u shot it and enjoying every bit of that keeps improving your eye, its basically all about the eye!

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Old 28th October 2012, 06:31   #15051
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@bluepulsar
Nice shot of the rose. I liked how you used the golden section.
@joslix
Think in terms of communicating with your image. One thing I do is, I take the color out of my picture (even when I might finally keep the color) and take a look at the image. Then I try to see if it is still having the wow factor. If it does that means theres composition, story or both. If not, then that image is not a keeper. I believe an image has to perform some kind of communication. It should spark of a thought rather than just look at a basket of stuff and call it oh nice n just make u forget about it in a few moments. And as Samurai has mentioned, technical aspects can be quickly learnt, but nailing composition to tell u something more, is the name of the game. Lighting, focus, etc etc are just tools u need to use to help u do that. Checking out the photography section of The National Geographic Society, reading stories n seeing images in their context, checking out the work of award winning greats etc will really help you see and understand some of these concepts.
It's not easy of course, people take years to get there. But I think keeping this in mind and practicing shooting an image for a reason and knowing why u shot it and enjoying every bit of that keeps improving your eye, its basically all about the eye!

Regards,
TG.
Nicely put TG. IMO its more of an art than science and will take years to master for newbies like us.

Our little one is now 6 months old and here is a portrait of one of her toys:

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My first pic in this thread...from a morning walk near the forests here

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My first pic in this thread...from a morning walk near the forests here
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Beautiful place! Do you live nearby?

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Beautiful place! Do you live nearby?

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Not very close, but close enough for a visit almost every alternate weekend - about 20 kms
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Oh its a long time again !!! Hope everyone is having a good time. TG glad that you are making this space active and kicking I met someone last week and was seriously feeling whatever I have done in the last 4 years made me complete only the kindergarten of photography. This field is so vast and its impossible to learn in a life time !! I assume I have crossed 30,000 images as hobby and 20,000 images as commercial so far (around 3 TB of data)

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@Shaju
Kindergarten is not a bad place to be at. Thats where rock solid basics are built and tested
@c300
I agree with you. Its an art to know how and when to use the science as well.

I was at the Seattle Aquarium when i saw this tiny 3 cm long Cuttlefish. I had only my 85mm f 1.8 lens with me, so i took the lens out of the mount n simply hand-held it, inverted, in front of the mount.

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Tried reverse mounting. Found out loss of light is phenomenal and depth of field almost nil. Requires a lot of patience!!

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Clicked this one during my recent visit to West Bengal and Jharkhand. This was near a Puja Pandal in a village that is on the border of these two states.
Edit: This pic was cropped and edited in Picasa
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Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out just take another shot.


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