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kel1ng

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Sorry i hope i m not double posting. I jus pick up photography recently n the reason behind is my orchids......the flowers don really last.....n i really wanna capture their best moments......i last posted this in the macro sub-forum but m not getting too much critique(maybe i posted at the wrong thread) I really need advise on lighting n composition of pics.:D




The camera i m currently using is the canon S5IS. Pics r shot in manual mode.
 

dw2chan

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1st pic. becareful with exposure.. looks like you blew the highlights. underexposing a bit will bring back the highlights and darken the background, which will be good because it will 'clean' up the picture. also maybe clean the leaf, and possibly a tighter crop on the flower. i like this pic best.

2nd. pic doesnt look sharp? and possibly take from a different angle to make it more interesting

3rd. again..not that sharp, i'd get closer to the flower and have a smaller depth of field. also with the water beads. you could try using those spray bottles to get smaller droplets which i think would look better
 

bnalbino

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awesome i love orchids I must take some pics of ours when there out:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

littlejt

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i thin kyou should burn the highlights on the flower.. i kinda like the lighting of the surrounding.. maybe with some pp it will come out nicer..
 

kel1ng

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1st pic. becareful with exposure.. looks like you blew the highlights. underexposing a bit will bring back the highlights and darken the background, which will be good because it will 'clean' up the picture. also maybe clean the leaf, and possibly a tighter crop on the flower. i like this pic best.

2nd. pic doesnt look sharp? and possibly take from a different angle to make it more interesting

3rd. again..not that sharp, i'd get closer to the flower and have a smaller depth of field. also with the water beads. you could try using those spray bottles to get smaller droplets which i think would look better

Pic 1. The lighting was being thrown from the top to create a burn highlight.....trying to create the effect of a glowing orchid........about the leaves i tried to wash them but the ferterlizer stain jus won't go off......don dare to rub the leaves as this might kill the plant.......

About the sharpness in the pics........i m still trying to get the hang of it;p.....will try to improve........but i think there is limitation to wat a S5IS could really do......i might consider getting a dslr. Btw bro thanks for the much needed advises.....really appreciate them.....:D
 

kel1ng

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i thin kyou should burn the highlights on the flower.. i kinda like the lighting of the surrounding.. maybe with some pp it will come out nicer..
Bro Thank u for the compliment.....but sorry i really newbie so can u tell me wat does pp stand for?:D
 

kel1ng

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awesome i love orchids I must take some pics of ours when there out:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Bro do share ur pics coz i really like to c them bloom.....:D
 

kel1ng

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post processing. e.g. photoshop
OIC will try to learn how to use photoshop........but first thing first i must go get the software ....he.....he......low on vit M liaoz.......jus bought the S5IS a few weeks ago n my finance minister olredy making so much noise....i have to buy a coach handbag to applease her......:bsmilie:
 

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OIC will try to learn how to use photoshop........but first thing first i must go get the software ....he.....he......low on vit M liaoz.......jus bought the S5IS a few weeks ago n my finance minister olredy making so much noise....i have to buy a coach handbag to applease her......:bsmilie:
Yeah, better learn to shoot perfect than learn Photoshop :p
Its like, hmm.. (no offence to PS fans) dunno how to drive properly and hence learn panel beating ;)
 

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OIC will try to learn how to use photoshop........but first thing first i must go get the software ....he.....he......low on vit M liaoz.......jus bought the S5IS a few weeks ago n my finance minister olredy making so much noise....i have to buy a coach handbag to applease her......:bsmilie:
are you even thinking of buying the photoshop software? your finance minister might be pleased to note that the original software would cost more than your camera. :) about 3-4 times more.
 

kel1ng

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are you even thinking of buying the photoshop software? your finance minister might be pleased to note that the original software would cost more than your camera. :) about 3-4 times more.
Bro if u got lobang can pm me or not. Thank u
 

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