ISO is not as important as it was in the day's of film. It does partly control how fast the shutter opens and closes, and the amount of light needed. But unless you are going to print out enlarged pictures or download the pictures onto places like this, I would not worry to much about it.
I am use to using the lower ISO numbers as back when I had my 35mm film camera I usually used 64(or was that 65???) 100 and very very rarely 400. I took slides so it was important to have the better pictures. As I use the lower numbers I need to Trim most of my pictures a little bit otherwise it would take forever to download them.
See, if I wanted a definite picture of a flower, I wouldn't choose number 2. Because like it was said, it stops looking like a flower when it's that close. But because I love Macro, the detail and clarity are what make that second shot so interesting to me.
And yet, by removing even more of the flower, as in number 3, the yellow tips are cropped off, leaving it look incomplete.
Now that last one, the absolutely gorgeous, different angle, perfect depth of field photo, should be hanging in a gallery! The color, the contrast and the focus all make this ideal!
Name: Franklin Troiso Wappingers Falls N.Y. Zone 6b
i think all of those photos are fantastic. first let me say that i am a basic typ0e of guy. my cell phone only makes and receives calls. my camera is a cannon digital that i only use on auto. my cam corde is a flip that only takes one hour of video so to me your pictuers look great. deb takes 99 percent of the photos in the family and to me they come out great.
i will check in here all the time to see what your folks are up to and to enjoy your photos.
That is part of it, the sun was behind the sunflower.
The first time I did this it was a mistake and the picture was washed out really bad but as I am trying to learn how to use the photo editing soft ware I played around with the picture and I liked what I get so I decided to try to duplicate it with out the need to edit the picture.
All I did with the above picture was trim it a little to get rid of a lot of the white background.
The first time I forget that the setting was on manual and the camera read the sun lit sky and was even more expose that this one.
The next day at about the same time I went out and tried to get the picture I wanted. I figured the sitting the day before was all the way over so I set the light meter half way between the middle setting and the max then bracketed this sitting to get what I wanted.
I would love to try this with other flowers but finding the right setting is not easy.
Some one asked me if this was a picture of a painting.
I am looking at photo printers. I get a couple of more.
This one was a lucky accident as the bee fly in as I snapped the picture and the focus was off on the flower. (standing on my head to take pictures is not easy. ) It was at the upper edge of the picture so there was not much room for the trim
And I get this one, it shows the dept of field thing. My friend who owns a butterfly farm loved this one
wren wrote:GET A GOOD ONE I THINK!!! What do you think. I have not edit or trimmed this one. If I trim at all I think a little of the top, what do y'all think?? I shaded the flower with my body.
I think I like the angle and the clarity, but the lighting needs to be brighter. Photographing it in your own shadow was good. You know how bright sunlight can sometimes ruin a picture. I often do the same thing as you, cut down on the light, then add it later, on my computer.
Thanks I will try that, I have done more darkening that with the brighter side.
And yes I know. I have a beautiful light blue water lily, it is in many of my pictures but I have not been able to capture it's true color. Same with a Blue/purple one. I am thinking about learning how to use the color filter.
ok I have done some adjusting on the waterlily picture. Tell me which one y'all like best, this is the first time I have tried to brighten up pictures
This is the original, I went up 3, 9, 11 on the brightness .
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