Hi @laura-aome ,
If you do choose to install darktable, I’d recommend their online user manual. As @dfrazer mentioned, it has a steep learning curve, (like any good professional-grade software), so that manual can really be handy.
And if you have any questions about it, we’ll be happy to help you out!
You’ve got two good compositions there, especially the second. The second feels a lot more personal than the first (though both are well done); I can see the person, rather than just their hands. I can feel that they are sitting, perhaps meditatively quiet, reading.
Also, your focus in both shots is tack-sharp, with a gorgeous…[Read more]
I love that first picture! The picture is a little too small for me to be able to tell if the focus is right on, or if it’s slightly back-focused, but great job on:
• catchlight in the eye. Bird looks “alive.”
• unique expression and activity. Bird looks “curious, active.”
• eye-level perspective.
• high focal length, combined with (relati…[Read more]
I like that first shot a lot. You have an obvious subject, and a very non-distracting background. Especially in the first shot, good job capturing the catch-light in the eye. That catch-light is what gives this picture some “life.”
But to answer the question, whenever you want to do anything with a long lens with smaller aperture values, th…[Read more]
I took a few minutes on my way to do some errands to shoot these two geese on a river not far from our place.
Any thoughts, critiques, or opinions are welcome.
It was a slighty rainy day.
Camera: Canan EOS Rebel T7
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II (at 220 mm)
Focal distance: 70.8 m
Thanks, everyone, for the ideas!
@buddingphotographer, I never even thought of that.
I’ll be trying again.
Did you have a UV filter on when taking the picture?
No. Just a clear protective filter
I can tell from this image that the centre of the lens is not in the centre of the image.
No, the image is not cropped. But the Christmas tree is not centered on the image, either. Would that make a difference?
Hello and Merry Christmas, everyone.
I was shooting this little Christmas tree in our house, and I noticed a rather annoying problem. You can see quite a bit of artifacting, produced, I believe, by the lens being used.
The use of a lens hood changed nothing. The only lights around were the lights on the tree.
Is there anything I can do about…[Read more]
DSC_4531234-3.jpg is really classic; the closer crop does eliminate distraction from that leaf on the left. Highly successful! Also the photoshopping job is very well done; it’s very hard to see that it actually is photoshopped.
And the camera straps flapping in the breeze do give the (true) impression that the camera is actually falling. If you…[Read more]