Zinnia on Wood

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    Joseph Camuso
    Participant

    Here’s a picture I took in my studio yesterday, with some help from my sister 😀
    Any thoughts?

    Nikon D5300
    ISO 100
    f/3.5
    Shutter Speed 1/30

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    #33756

    Daniel Hancock
    Participant

    I like the lighting! Have you heard of focus stacking?

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    Joseph Camuso
    Participant

    @dhancock, Thank you!
    Yes, I have. Do you think that would be a good idea here?

    #33815

    Daniel Hancock
    Participant

    Yes, it could be your aperture as well, but it would be nice to see more detail in the flower. Focus stacking would let you be a little more selective for what is in focus.

    #34037

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    What’s your method for focus stacking, @dhancock. To be honest, I’ve never actually done it successfully. I tried once on a landscape photo and it, well, let’s just say I spent so much time trying to get it to work I just never got around to trying to do it again. 🙂

    As for your photo, @joseph, (gorgeous color by the way!) a lot of flowers taken under studio light are just the flower against a black background….I like how this includes an element that fades off into the background, so it looks like a spotlight is shining down on the subject, much like on an actor on a stage. Perhaps this is just post-processing vignette, but still, I think it looks good because it doesn’t look like an over-cooked effect. By the way, where was your studio set up?

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    Joseph Camuso
    Participant

    @jamesstaddon, thank you! My studio is set up in the basement. I wish I had showed it to you when you came 😀

    #34080

    Ben Glick
    Participant

    Wow! What an amazing photo! Contrast is outstanding! You can really focus in on the flower and the wood is a complimentary factor that works fantastic to your idea, maybe like a slight lighting, I kinda feel like you get lost trying to focus in on your target… But that’s only personal preference on my knowledge up to this point, what an amazing spin of your personal style your put on it, and the fact that you really took a normal photo and made it look amazing, I literally did a double take scrolling past this, really great eye-catcher!

    #34096

    James Staddon
    Keymaster

    Fantastic. Maybe next time!

    #34307

    Caitlin Compton
    Participant

    @joseph, lovely photo! The colours really complement each other and I love all the texture in the wood.

    Something I found a bit distracting in this shot is the white dots on the left-hand side of the wood. Perhaps you could spot removal them? There also seems to be a lot of blank space in the top of the image and left hand side (not necessarily a bad thing!), but I feel like you could adjust your angle slightly to the left so that the wood isn’t left hanging and maybe try looking down on it slightly to fill in some of that black area. Just an idea. Awesome shot!

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