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Lousy outside...so stills it is. Redone with tripod

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Bohdan, Nov 6, 2018.

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  2. Stunning color and lighting.

    My guess is that you didn't use a tripod. I realize that you didn't ask for critique, but this is so good I hope I can convince you to shoot it again using a tripod and a smaller aperture to keep everything in focus. It appears that the tabletop underneath the blanket appears on the right side. That would be easy to eliminate during post-processing but would be good to attend to in the physical scene if you decide to give it another go.
     
  3. thanks for the feedback Mike. You're right of course I didn't use a tripod for these shots. I will take your advice and shoot again with a tripod and smaller aperture.
     
  4. Thanks Rick
     
  5. Rich and warm - the second best thing to combat wicked cold and damp! (The best comes in a glass!)
     
  6. That's a beautiful setup and very nicely photographed.
     
  7. Set up redone, this time using a tripod and stopped down to f/8 as per Mike's suggestion. Originals were shot earlier using ambient light. For the redone version I used a fixed light source camera right.
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  9. Your second one most definitely does it! Not just by fixing the two details I mentioned but also because its lighting is even better.
     
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  10. I like this photograph very much.

    I would suggest using a lower ISO when shooting from a tripod. ISO 2500 to achieve a 1/100th second shutter speed doesn't seem necessary...could use a much slower shutter speed to improve image quality.

    Glenn
     
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  11. I didn't notice your EXIF information until seeing Glenn's post about it. Though using a lower ISO may not result in noticeably improved image quality depending on how large you display it, there's simply no reason not to use the camera's base ISO for a scene such as this one. That, of course, assumes the wheat isn't being blown by a strong wind or a fan.
     
  12. Thanks Mike for your suggestions and feedback
     
  13. Thanks Glenn...I typically have auto iso enabled and didn't consider cancelling the auto part and selecting a cleaner iso...oh well another take may be in order
     
  14. For sure. I don't do a lot of indoor still shots so am operating in outdoor settings mode. ie auto iso. I have to remember to set a functional ISO pertaining to the scene I'm shooting and not rely on auto ISO.
     
  15. For this scene, I would set the ISO to the base of 64...set the aperture for f/8 or maybe even f/9 or smaller...and let the shutter speed be what it may. It's not uncommon for me to shoot with shutter speeds of 5 to 20 seconds for static scenes.

    Glenn
     
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  17. Butlerkid

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    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Great set! I would also suggest that moving the composition to the right would make a much stronger composition. The wheat is bending to the left.....therefore leave more room on the left.
     
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  18. Thanks Karen
     
  19. Nicely done, Bob. I know squat about studio work so can only offer a viewers perspective. Which is that I enjoyed the image.
     
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