Eden Photographers Club Meeting - Tuesday, October 18th @ 7 pm EDT (Topic: Macrophotography)

Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I also appreciate how you laid everything out
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's laying.


10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
That's it for the macrophotography tutorial. If any of you have any questions about macrophotography that haven't been asked already, now is the time to ask.

Seeing as how I'm pressed for time tonight, I'll get another trivia question ready while you formulate any questions you might have.

I'll ask post the question in a few minutes.
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Ok she hung up. She was giving me the same spiel about me not taking my meds and how exercise is going to make me 100 percent better blah blah. Listening to her talk about it gives me anxiety. Hahahah

Back to macro, tripods, etc etc. You have my full attention.
10/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
If there's one thing I'm good at, it's laying.


Oh, ewe...
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Ok she hung up. She was giving me the same spiel about me not taking my meds and how exercise is going to make me 100 percent better blah blah. Listening to her talk about it gives me anxiety. Hahahah

Back to macro, tripods, etc etc. You have ... More
There are benefits to having an extremely reticent, reluctant-to-advise family (like mine)... but then they've got their drawbacks too. Do our bests with what we're given, I suppose.
10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I'll make this one a really easy one. So, the first person to answer this question correctly will win a $25 gift card from EdenFantasys.

What happens to your depth of field at the same f-stop as you get increasingly close to your subject?
10/18/2011
oldman oldman
I am, as my children tell me, tecnologically challenged. My wife and are will be travelling in Israel for 3 months and we want to purchase an inexpensive,easy digital camera. I looked at a Nikon Coolpix 4100 for $135. Any suggestions or comments? Remember--neither of us are camera people--unless the disposables count.
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll make this one a really easy one. So, the first person to answer this question correctly will win a $25 gift card from EdenFantasys.

What happens to your depth of field at the same f-stop as you get increasingly close to your subject? ... More
There is less of it
10/18/2011
oldman oldman
longer shutter speeds--I thinkn you posted that in the start
10/18/2011
oldman oldman
Forget anything I just said--I went back to read your post and it is way above my head!!
10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by oldman
I am, as my children tell me, tecnologically challenged. My wife and are will be travelling in Israel for 3 months and we want to purchase an inexpensive,easy digital camera. I looked at a Nikon Coolpix 4100 for $135. Any suggestions or comments? ... More
I honestly don't know that much about the point-and-shoot cameras, but the quality of the lower-priced models are about the same. Find the one with the features you need, and it will suit you fine. In general, Coolpixes are good cameras. Olympus models are also highly regarded, but honestly, most are about the same.
10/18/2011
oldman oldman
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I honestly don't know that much about the point-and-shoot cameras, but the quality of the lower-priced models are about the same. Find the one with the features you need, and it will suit you fine. In general, Coolpixes are good cameras. ... More
Thankx.
10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
There is less of it
Congrats, Starkiller87! Indeed the depth of field gets smaller at the same f-stop as you get closer and closer to your subject.

Sorry it took so long to post. I needed to look over my son's homework.
10/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by oldman
I am, as my children tell me, tecnologically challenged. My wife and are will be travelling in Israel for 3 months and we want to purchase an inexpensive,easy digital camera. I looked at a Nikon Coolpix 4100 for $135. Any suggestions or comments? ... More
I think that's what I got for my sister when she graduated high school, and it lasted almost 2 years of her abusing the hell out of it before it died, and if I'm remembering correctly its death was something that could have been prevented, so if you were reasonably careful with it you'd be fine.
10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
OK, time for critiquing!

The rules are simple. Everyone who wants to participate should now post one of their photos to be critiqued. Then, by replying to a specific image, everyone should post at least one positive about the image and at least one negative.

If you have any questions about any of this, now is the time to ask.
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87


I was being lazy and didn't want to scan my other macros in. This was already in my photobucket.
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Because I didn't have a lot of time to prep for this, I'll just snatch a photo I took for yesterday's 'lesser known kitchen implement ' series

10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87


I was being lazy and didn't want to scan my other macros in. This was already in my photobucket.
I like it a lot! The bright area at the top right is a bit distracting, and I wish there was some light reflecting off the dog tags. The composition is great, though, with the lines drawing my eyes from top to bottom.
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Changing my picture to this one

10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I'll just recycle one I posted earlier:

10/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87


I was being lazy and didn't want to scan my other macros in. This was already in my photobucket.
I honestly can't think of anything that could have been done differently for this photo.
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Because I didn't have a lot of time to prep for this, I'll just snatch a photo I took for yesterday's 'lesser known kitchen implement ' series

Oh that blasted food mill! I could have never guessed it. hahaa

I like that it looks interesting and makes you wonder what it is. (Go figure) It looks spacey or futuristic. And I love how the lines point, I just wish it was sharper. And maybe showed the curve of the bottom.
10/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Changing my picture to this one

Oh! Oh!

It's a food mill!!!

10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87


I was being lazy and didn't want to scan my other macros in. This was already in my photobucket.
I like the grouping of three, and their arrangement is good.

I think if I were to change something, I'd take it at a different time of day so the light was coming a bit from the front as well. The rock makes a great background, though, and it's well-lit right now.
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Changing my picture to this one

Oh this one is better! I love that it is so focused. It draws my eye in a lot. I can't think of anything wrong really.
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Oh! Oh!

It's a food mill!!!

How did you ever guess ?
10/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll just recycle one I posted earlier:

It is a really nice photo, the fact that it isnt the whole flower. And the way it is off to the side yet still centered. I personally am not a fan of softer photos but that isn't really a negative critique. I think I am just weird in general.
10/18/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
How did you ever guess ?
I have a love of all things kitchen?

And I attended your awesome meeting last night
10/18/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll just recycle one I posted earlier:

The light in this is perfect... the tiny bit of green visible in the background contrasts with the (pistils? or stamen? the part with pollen, whichever it was called) really well.

I wish it had been possible to keep the whole stamen-pistil ring of the flower in focus, it seems like you lose a few of the (female organs?) in the back. I'm not sure if improvement would be possible, though, given the hardware limitations.
10/18/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Changing my picture to this one

I'd like to see the nut of this device moved to the upper left corner. That would allow the wire to stretch out towards the bottom right corner and really bring the photo together. I like the exposure and angle used in the photo, though. Both really help the photo/.
10/18/2011
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