Canon 7d pictures flat?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
PhilPreston3072
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Re: Canon 7d pictures flat?
In reply to rekomaged1, Mar 29, 2013

rekomaged1 wrote:

What do you guys think?

I feel like it doesn't have the pop

The first shot looks fine to me.  Perhaps you're not seeing the pop because you've only got the dark side of the flower in focus.  If you've shot raw, you can increase the brightness/exposure with editing software and see if that helps.

The second shot is suffering from too shallow DOF.  If you look closely you'll find hardly any of the flower buds are in focus.  Try closing the aperture to F8 or F16 and see if that helps.  Also you've got a very busy background behind your subject which distracts the eyes.  Try to find an angle where background isn't so busy and that way your subject will pop out a lot more.

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