Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by The Green Bastard, Jun 2, 2005.
Couldn't resist snapping a pic of this bug today.
Critique my techniques -- nooby learning.
that is a nice big
focal point is on the wall. should be on the bug to get the good effect.
also try stopping way down so you can get a good effective DOF to make the image more dramatic?
Just noticed my typo. Can't modify the title.
So you mean that the bug should be in the middle, and I shold have been on an angle to get another view of the bug?
I've been told that the bug should be to one corner to demonstrate the direction he's going.
what he means is having the bug be more in focus than the wall. you can achieve this with a shallow DOF and, if your camera alows it, focus lock.
I find the texture of the wall to be more interesting then the bug though....
Your DOF (depth of field) is fine. The bug and the wall are less than 1/2" deep so you're not going to gain anything by stopping your lens down (using a smaller f/stop) over what you already have. The bug is in focus and so is the wall and that's the main point. I like your framing with the exception of seeing the far right hand side of the wall and the background beyond. I would like to see nothing but wall and bug. Actually I would like to see a beautiful naked woman and wall rather than a bug but that's just me.
then he should have taken a picture of the wall without the bug there to distract the viewer.
That plus the fact that he said "couldn't resist snapping a pic of this big [bug] today"
Implies that the intended subject was the bug.
If you look on a good monitor you'll notice that the focal point is more towards the center of the image, when the dramatic effect he was going for was composing a shot with the focus being made to the left side of the picture.
It's a good shot if you cropped out the bug though because I agree that the wall has a very interesting texture
If the bug was bright and interesting looking he woudl catch our attention better but I think everyone is more interested in what the bug is crawling on!
what is he crawling on btw?
It's one of the canopy support posts at the garage. It's been painted 5-6 times.
painted concrete you stupid mother fucker.....jeeez
You took this with a Sony P&S...I thought you had a DSLR?
I think a side angle of the bug would have looked cooler
Actually, it's on the downspout for the canopy roof-drain....plastic ABS piping with a lot of coats of paint.
I was going to ask you how the fuck you knew that, but you saved it to disc and looked at the properties, right?
Nah ...I got a Firefox plugin I just left click and view exif
bug is to blury
that shit aint focused
I"m not a pro, and never admitted to it. I'm loking for criticism, not smartass remarks.
my criticism is that your picture isnt focused. get the stick out of your ass