July 11, 2023 at 4:13 pm #80419
I have just started macro photography, and would greatly appreciate any advice, especially on composition.
I used a reversing ring for these photos, so there was no electronic communication between my camera and the lens. Hence, am not sure which aperture I used, but it may not have been the widest aperture possible…I actually found a way to stop down the aperture on my 18-55 kit lens beforehand, so I wouldn’t have to shoot wide open.
Thank you so much!
These were taken with a Canon 60D and a 18-55mm kit lens.
1/125July 12, 2023 at 10:03 am #80424Lydia BennettKeymaster
I love the composition of the flower, @nguyenfamily! Well done. The color is also so vibrant! The blackberry feels a bit more like a snapshot, compositionally. I think it’s partially due to the amount of margin around the edges of the photo and the proportion of the subject. It feels like it either needs to be zoomed in closer, or stepping back and not quite as close. 🙂
Keep up the good work!July 13, 2023 at 11:23 am #80432
@lenspirationlydia thanks for your critique!
I am glad that you like the flower. When I saw it, I was so blown away by the amazing colors.
I will try cropping the blackberry photo; I agree that the composition isn’t great right now.
-AnastasiaJuly 18, 2023 at 6:21 pm #80478James StaddonKeymasterJuly 19, 2023 at 9:48 pm #80513
@jamesstaddon I mounted the lens normally, then turned on my camera and stopped down the aperture a bit. I then pressed the aperture preview button, and then took off the lens while holding down the aperture preview button. I found a tutorial on Youtube. I am not sure if this is great for the camera, so I would definitely research it before trying. But it is a pretty neat trick!
Yes I will be! That would be cool!
-AnastasiaJuly 31, 2023 at 10:36 am #80721
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