Tips wanted :)

2 months 1 week ago #679939 by suzievt
Hello, 

what do you think of these photo's and what could be better? I guess the focus on the eyes I find it hard to get that right. But what else?  
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 1200D
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Captured: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:04pm
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 1200D
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Captured: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 20:05pm
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2 months 1 week ago #679940 by Stefan-Olsson
If it was me, I would work on composition mainly....Your eye, so to speak. Lighting, post processing work and all that can be learned, but composition and being able to "see" is often what is lacking, in my pov.


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2 months 1 week ago #679941 by suzievt
Oke thanks. So in this case, what could be better in composition?


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2 months 1 week ago #679942 by Stefan-Olsson
You can read up on the rule of thirds for instance. Another thing is make sure its in the frame, completely. See how the tail is cut off in the last pic.

However, its all up to your eye. The rules dont mean anything. Its just guidelines to what might produce a more attractive photo.

The lighting seem harsh......Regular onboard flash?

Anyways, I am just a hobby photographer myself, im sure there is better qualified people to help out.


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2 months 1 week ago #679946 by suzievt
thanks, im happy with every comment and opinion, so thx. I know about the rule of thirds, but I found it hard to think about composition while the subjects where moving haha.


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2 months 1 week ago #679950 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day suzie

Again - welcome to the photo forum, it's always beaut to see new faces and be able to offer assistance as needed :)

Your two images seem to be "quick happy snaps" of what (probably) appears to be your pet ducks. There's nothing wrong with this - we all do it from time to time, but maybe we can suggest some changes so that next time, your ducks will be happier with your efforts!

Each of these images is taken after 8pm and you have used flash - it seems to be the in-camera flash rather than another flashgun. The in-camera flash is not very powerful, and so the background goes black very quickly.

For any after-dark stuff, the camera will struggle to focus. Just like our eyes, we and the camera both see better the more light there is. Maybe next time, see if a friend can shine a bright light onto the ducks so that the camera can focus easily. Once the camera beeps 'okay-in focus' then your assistant can move the light away and you then take the photo

I like the 2nd image also showing the setting sun ~ it makes the image 'pop' a bit more as we can now see a bit more of the background ~ though not all backgrounds are beaut to look at either :(

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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2 months 1 week ago #679954 by suzievt
Hello,

thanks a lot for your tips! It are ducks from a park near my house! Thx for the tip with the light I think that would make it easier.


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2 months 1 week ago #679999 by Aaron Rogers

Stefan-Olsson wrote: You can read up on the rule of thirds for instance. Another thing is make sure its in the frame, completely. See how the tail is cut off in the last pic.

However, its all up to your eye. The rules dont mean anything. Its just guidelines to what might produce a more attractive photo.

The lighting seem harsh......Regular onboard flash?

Anyways, I am just a hobby photographer myself, im sure there is better qualified people to help out.


+1 for this! 


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2 months 6 days ago #680157 by Joshua Atkins
I think the lighting needs to improve as well. 


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2 months 1 day ago #680615 by Kira Minori
:thumbsup:  They have said it all. 


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