July 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm #31793Eliana FranzenburgParticipant
Hi! I took these at a church picnic where there where lots of wild flowers around. An older photographer who goes to our church let me uses some of his lenses for the day. I was in heaven to say the least (his lenses are really nice) 🙂
The settings are the same for all the photos.
1/200July 5, 2018 at 11:52 am #31828Lydia BennettParticipant
That was nice of him to let you use his lenses! What lenses were you using?
A few things about the first picture…
-It seems busy. The leaf that’s sticking up in the middle of the bottom of the picture is distracting, and I find the bright spots of light on parts of the flowers to be distracting as well. The flowers in the semi-background distract from the flowers that are being focused on, especially since they are the ones in the center of the picture.
-The entire branch on the right is not in focus. I think it would be better to either focus on a specific flower on the branch or else the entire branch, rather than having part of the branch in focus and then going out of focus on the end.
I like the second picture; I may have given a little more space at the bottom of the picture, as it feels a bit close to the edge.
I like the third picture too, but I think my favorite is the 2nd one. 🙂July 7, 2018 at 5:30 pm #31893Sarah LewisParticipant
I love the second one. I’ve tried to get a similar effect but to no avail. I have a old 18-22 lens. How did you achieve “the look”?!?July 9, 2018 at 2:50 pm #31920Eliana FranzenburgParticipant
@bennett-family the lens I was using for these photos was a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro.
I may have given a little more space at the bottom of the picture, as it feels a bit close to the edge.
Yeah, I’m not that happy with that aspect of the photo but I was kinda precariously balanced on the side of a hill so I couldn’t do that much as far as framing goes. 🙂
@sarahanne I’m not that sure of what you mean, but if you mean the out of focus background effect, I think it was just the lens because I’ve never gotten that good of a “bokeh” before
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