Re: Re: Lesson 5 Re-Shot

#21268
Duncan Rawlinson
Keymaster

Hey there,

Thanks for submitting another image. Sure you can submit multiple images it just might dilute my focus 馃槈

Here is the exif data:
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The photograph of the dragonfly is out of focus but from a color perspective you’ve certainly done your wok on the color front here. The colors are very simple and they work together nicely. Just be careful with your focus. For an image like this I would recommend shooting with a macro lens. That way you can get images like this:
[attachment=0:3gclfxm5]example of a macro lens dragonfly photo 2165792044_f42e2f7aa2_z.jpg[/attachment:3gclfxm5]
photo by assiegall

Or more like this.

Your photo of the butterfly is also just slightly out of focus. So at this point I think you should try to work on nailing your focus. The colors here are great so you’ve clearly understood the assignment.

What’s really great about this image is that intentionally or not you’ve used a nice line to draw the viewer’s eye into the photograph and right to your area of interest. Lines in photography are super important and you’ve done quite well with that one.

For your last image of the cactus flower the one recommendation I would have would be to lower your ISO here. At ISO 500 and in such bright light your will notice some clipping in your histogram. The sensor just can’t handle that much vibrance and light when it’s that sensitive without clipping.

Overall you’ve done well here. The trick for you now is to apply these learnings in color to all of your photographs going forward. Just make it one of those things you think about when you take photographs along with everything else. This is easier said than done and takes years of practice.

Practice your manual focus or learn to control your auto focus a little better. Take a look at the manual for your camera and learn the various focus modes.

Nice work and see you on the next assignment.

Keep practicing.