What would you do with this image

Started Dec 23, 2011 | Discussions thread
Cytokine
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Re: What would you do with this image
In reply to jyu, Dec 23, 2011

This is a good example of a beginner's photograph. I would have done the following starting with a good routine:

1) Check the camera is at base ISO. (here it is at 400 and you have thrown away dynamic range when you need it most, because this is a very contrasty scene.

2) Set camera to aperture priority and control the aperture to give the required depth of field (Blur), if the camera speed drops below 1/60th put it on a tripod or table etc., for perfect sharpness it should always be on a tripod (if you can be bothered).

3) Invest in a cheap Nikon AF 50mm 1.8 lens (they are so good and cheap) set the aperture to f 2.8 the camera to spot metering, then take a test shot =beautiful well exposed flower with great looking blur.

4) Try different apertures to see the effects and with this cheap lens, you have a shot that can compare with any of the top Nikon lenses. Here is an example hand held in the wind. Nikon D200 Nikon AF 50mm 1.4D

John

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