April 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm #38217April 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm #38221
Oh, and here’s the image specs:
70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G lens
ISO 100, f/4.8, 1/320sec, 120mm
70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G lens
ISO 100, f/11, 1/320sec, 125mm
VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens
ISO 400, f/5.3, 1/60, 48mmApril 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm #38337Lydia BennettParticipant
Hi @blessingscaptured – I totally understand where you’re coming from here! I get in ruts too. 😉
Thoughts in general:
– I notice that you’ve got similar lighting in these three photos, so perhaps try shooting at different types of day. Golden hour in the morning I love the combo of backlight and dew!
– If your pictures are always looking the same I think it means that you’re looking at the flowers the same as always. Try to see them in a new way, appreciate a new aspect of them, and capture that with a new angle or zoom in a way you haven’t necessarily done before. A phrase James once said was “Anglify to amplify” and that often tosses around in my head when I’m trying to get creative.
– In editing, you could maybe experiment with B&W, or B&W & color combined. I myself haven’t done a whole lot in this area, but I’ve seen it done tastefully, and I’ll probably be experimenting a bit with that some point soon.
Of these three photos, I like the third the most. It’s nice and simple. 🙂 The second photo has beautiful vibrant colors, but all the branches and flowers are going all over the place and it looks a bit haphazard. Also there are some out-of-focus flowers sticking out in front of the flowers that are in focus, so it’s a little bit confusing for the eye to figure out what all is going on.
I’m looking forward to capturing spring flowers again, too! They’re just starting to peek out of the ground here in CT!April 8, 2019 at 5:56 pm #38454
Thank you Lydia for the Great tips!
The tip that I’m going to try to apply tonight is getting some flowers at golden hour. It should be fun!
Spring was a tad slow this year for us. But just this weekend everything burst out.
(Genesis 8:22) “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”
Praise the Lord for His goodness!April 8, 2019 at 6:58 pm #38456Lydia BennettParticipant
Fun! Hope you get some nice pictures! The other thing I did last year when I wanted dewdrops on flowers but I didn’t make it out early enough during the day was to simply spray them with a spray bottle of water. If you do it right (or should I say, “dew” it right? 😀 ) it looks perfectly natural. 🙂
Amen, the Lord surely is good! He is faithful in every season of the year, and every season of life!April 11, 2019 at 9:49 am #38513
I’ve used the spray bottle trick before to. 🙂 But thanks for reminding me!
Everything outside is so pretty right now!April 16, 2019 at 3:44 pm #38684
It looks like @bennett-family covered it pretty well, but maybe I’ll take a look at these on the webinar tonight if I have time! https://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-apr-16/April 17, 2019 at 11:39 am #38715April 22, 2019 at 2:14 pm #38841
Thank you @JamesStaddon for going over my pictures!
I like what you said about learning new “rules” of composition. Do you have any suggestions? Leading lines, framing, what else?
Do you think this picture works with framing? I was shooting through red buds. I tryed to get the red buds to be all the way around, but this was the best that I could do.
1/320secMay 16, 2019 at 11:55 am #39727May 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm #39740
That does give me some great ideas! Thanks a lot.
I had heard of the tool of odds before, but how you explained it makes sense. -The eye is looking for the fourth.
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