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Old 08-23-2009, 11:22 PM
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how to improve this pic with eiditing?

is editing needed or my shooting got problem?

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:40 PM
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Your shooting certainly can be improved.

My guess is that you wanted to shoot the plant in the flower pot...
Therefore:

- Get a nice background for your plant; position yourself and camera in a way that pure sky makes for background; hand a black T-shirt as a background; take the pot to a location where background is nicer; etc

- Looking at pic my guess it's mid day, hard light; no polarizer on top of it. Either use polarizer to get better green colors and eliminate reflexions on leaves - or simply shoot late afternoon in golden yellow light....

- Try to go as close as possible to flower pot using telephoto lens while background is as far aways as possible; gives you nicer blur on background...

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:47 PM
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Both...u probably shouldn't shoot at f11 unless you want the bg so badly..

All images need to be PP'ed...normally simply exposure/brightness and saturation...

Your image was a bit under...and WB a bit cool...there's a smear in the sky too..not sure what that was.
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Your shooting certainly can be improved.

My guess is that you wanted to shoot the plant in the flower pot...
Therefore:

- Get a nice background for your plant; position yourself and camera in a way that pure sky makes for background; hand a black T-shirt as a background; take the pot to a location where background is nicer; etc

- Looking at pic my guess it's mid day, hard light; no polarizer on top of it. Either use polarizer to get better green colors and eliminate reflexions on leaves - or simply shoot late afternoon in golden yellow light....

- Try to go as close as possible to flower pot using telephoto lens while background is as far aways as possible; gives you nicer blur on background...

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Both...u probably shouldn't shoot at f11 unless you want the bg so badly..

All images need to be PP'ed...normally simply exposure/brightness and saturation...

Your image was a bit under...and WB a bit cool...there's a smear in the sky too..not sure what that was.
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Really really thx for the tips.. i'm thking, is the bg colour too close to the object that i am shooting, so i need lower F-stop to blur it or i change a bg for the shooting?
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Of course you get more blur with lower f-stop - however there will be a point where DOF is so small that sharpness of the plant will start to suffer...
So you need to find the right balance...

On top of that the background on this image is not really beautiful...so yes, change it to something more interesting...
Or replace it with a completely black/white/whatever color...use a T'shirt if you wish...

Sun low in thelate afternoon and shining into foliage of forest/trees makes for beautiful backgrounds for example:
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about725082.html
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Here's my version

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Of course you get more blur with lower f-stop - however there will be a point where DOF is so small that sharpness of the plant will start to suffer...
So you need to find the right balance...

On top of that the background on this image is not really beautiful...so yes, change it to something more interesting...
Or replace it with a completely black/white/whatever color...use a T'shirt if you wish...

Sun low in thelate afternoon and shining into foliage of forest/trees makes for beautiful backgrounds for example:
http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about725082.html
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thx again for the tips.. i plan to shoot with blue sky, but counldnt find angle.. ha..got something like this. learned a lot. thx all of u
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This BG looks like Fujifilm Superia Reala 100 when you try to bring up the exposure in PP & during scanning
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Looking at your exif

Image input equipment model: NIKON D70s
Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure time: 0.0025
F number: 11
Exposure program: 3
Exposure bias: -1.33333
Maximum lens aperture: 5
Metering mode: 5
Light source: 0

I think u shouldn't go -EV 1.3
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:54 AM
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Looking at your exif

Image input equipment model: NIKON D70s
Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure time: 0.0025
F number: 11
Exposure program: 3
Exposure bias: -1.33333
Maximum lens aperture: 5
Metering mode: 5
Light source: 0

I think u shouldn't go -EV 1.3
ok~ but i thk there are too many mistaken made... i saw total underexpose after importing it to my computer.. my shooting environment too bright untill cannot see the pic from camera lcd..
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