All of us can use some help with compositions
You can study the standard “rules” (guidelines)
But that only gets you so far (if anywhere at all)
You’ve got to get out with your camera
Practice, practice, practice – and do it again (and again)
Just Wait Another Day or Two
Wide open macro lens
White poster-board behind the plant
As for subjects – I believe flowers are among the best for
Overall practice ranging from
Camera technique (craftsmanship) to
Here’s a small selection –
Made the other morning outside my front door
1. “Placing & Spacing” – composition
Tripod is essential
Not for “shake” but for fine camera positioning
2. Depth of Field (selective focus) – creativity
Shallow DOF centered at the point of my choosing
Manual focus (always! for macros)
3. Camera stability & sharp focus – Craftsmanship
Sharp exactly where I wanted it to be sharp, that is
Here’s that manual focus again
Tripod, remote release, mirror up for a stable camera
All more demanding “in-the-wild”
Flowers indoors are like shooting fish in a barrel 😉
In chronological order over a 90 minute period
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