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cactusmomma
06-21-2005, 06:26 PM
http://images.cosplay.com/showgallery.php?cat=16806&userid=7126

I was trying a weird angle (that was very horrible on the back) to get this lighting..that and the background being fuzzy, what do you people think?

dmk26
06-22-2005, 06:55 PM
http://images.cosplay.com/showgallery.php?cat=16806&userid=7126

I was trying a weird angle (that was very horrible on the back) to get this lighting..that and the background being fuzzy, what do you people think?

Which specific picture are you referring to for the angle?
The background is pretty clear in most of the pictures, so I don't think you achieved the blur effect you were going for.

cactusmomma
06-22-2005, 08:04 PM
Dah. Pasted wrong link.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=361733

didjiman
06-23-2005, 06:38 PM
Dah. Pasted wrong link.

http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=361733

The flowers are very pretty. The focus is off though. Generally (but not always) you want the front object to be in focus. However, if you do that, then the focused object is smack in the front, which generally (but not always) is to be avoided. I would first make sure to get the focus right and then play with different composition to get a stronger picture.

Happy shooting.

raye
06-23-2005, 07:31 PM
The first 2 things I mention will sound contradictory but are not intended to be.

The picture appears soft. That is to say I don't think you got the focus correct. I also find the composition rather busy. There are too many elements competing for attention. I would recommend putting the focus on the 2 flowers in front and having less DOF to blur out the things in the background so they don't compete for attention. That bit of cut off flower in the lower left could be cropped out too to improve the composition.

*Shiva*
06-23-2005, 10:18 PM
I agree ~ although the flowers are beautiful, I've found that when photographing them, the less the better. Meaning, focusing on a small part of the plant rather than all or a lot of it makes for a stronger composition and prevents it from getting too busy. My reccomendation is getting in closer and playing with composition both when taking the pic and in editing afterwards. :)

However I do like the lighting, I just wish the focus was sharper.

Shiro MS08th
06-24-2005, 02:35 PM
hmm...

Focus off, I didn't know which one of the flower is the main subject and the flash is a little harsh.

Maybe you should try zoom in and also use macro mode to focus on one of the flower, and by that you also eliminate the distracting background.

Vicky
06-30-2005, 02:39 PM
I wouldn't say too much flower, so much as no flower in particular.
It's best to have intense focus on one flower in specific and then the rest fuzzy. I can't tell which flower was meant to be in focus with your photo, so you might wanna focus on.. focusing ^^;