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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:27 am 
hi guys, i would appreciate some comments and tips on composition. So i know what i did wrong and what i can improve on.

this was shot using kodak c875, set to shutter priority with shutter speed of 1/125, ISO 100.

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Unless it's a windy day - in which case why photograph flowers? - you'd be better using aperture priority if it's an option. You basically need a tad more depth of field. Make sure when depth of field is limited that you focus on the foremost part of the subject. Also, you could do with a more neutral background. It's less distracting to the main subject that way. Otherwise it's a good shot though. Keep at it.

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thanks for the suggestions mr z. I'm a bit confused though when it comes to aperture, if i want to blur the background more, do i need to open up the aperture or close it down? like in that shot i think the aperture is set to f5.6 so its a small opening, do i need to open it up to the max?

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Theoretically with this kind of shot you want the depth of field to be just deep enough. Here's a handy demonstration of aperture and shutter speed results, click away -

http://dryreading.com/camera/index.html

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great colors in this one, ardee! Listen to Z. he knows his stuff, keep taking photos, and pretty soon, it will feel just right to you..zip on over to the sister site, DSLR tips, and watch Gordon, listen to little things he says, get one thing down, then move to the next...each moment you capture, is a gift...gone forever...except for your saving it with a photo..

Glad to see you posting photos..Try for the transportation theme, this Months "on Assignment".



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