10th February 2004, 10:59 PM
11th February 2004, 01:30 AM
$14 Singapore Dollars or US Dollars?
12th February 2004, 01:16 AM
Either currencies, it's still cheap.
Originally Posted by Ah Pao
12th February 2004, 07:46 PM
May check how you got black background?
13th February 2004, 01:17 AM
FIrst, you need a reasonably dark background. FOr this I simply had the flower out of my window at night, the background was actually blocks of flats. They need to be far away, so that the flash will have no effect on them.
Then, use a very small aperture, say f16-f22 which will underexpose the background and image completely. I used 1/160s @ f20 for this image.
But I will get the same results irregardless of shutter speed, you can use 1/60s if u like. So long as u underexpose by crazy amounts, its alright.
Then use a flash.
So basically, the flash will light the flower, but not the background because of your small aperture.
13th February 2004, 01:33 AM
one or two years ago, Hoya close-up filters were selling for ~$11.... it's a fast and cheap way to get good macro shots.
13th February 2004, 02:07 AM
nice shot & great tips!!!