Hmm... taking pictures of fish is hard especially with a phone as you can't change the shutter speed. Macro shots in my experience need the subject still so it might be challenging to get a clear shot. Mabey someone else will have some ideaslisa99 said:I’d like to be within 3 inches or so of my subject and have the photo clear.
On the iphone you have a setting that looks like a little flower...that's your macro setting. You can get really close with that, but it's hard with moving targets like fish. In my shrimp photo, above, I took a full frame at high resolution and then just cropped the picture. With the digital zoom on an iphone (at least the older ones that didn't have an optical zoom at all) you'll almost always get a better shot that way. It also gives you better control of your composition than trying to hold the phone ultra still and keep it right where you want it.lisa99 said:The issue I have with my iPhone is when I try to zoom in really close the camera won’t focus. Suggestions?
Pescado_Verde said:A neighbor and I went to the zoo today and she let me use her as a model. I can't decide if I like the composition of this or not. Seems a bit too evenly divided between the left and right sides of the image but what do I know?
I'm not sure what you mean by too evenly divided Pescado_Verde? There is more negative space on the right than the left, and I think you followed your rule of thirds. Your model is lovely and photogenic! I would be concerned about the blown highlights on her shoulder and in the background as they could draw the eye away. Is it ok to post an edit? You don't have to agree.
I very much like the out of focus people in the back ground because they tell a story and give the image life. I tried to tone down the highlights and that only resulted in the background becoming pixelated in the bright places. The blownout areas could be cloned but there isn't a lot of available cloning material to make it look natural. I am always blowing highlights and trying to take more care using the histograms and getting it right in camera. It's still a fantastic compostion! You should try shooting the model again in a different scenario.Pescado_Verde said:Absolutely okay!
Outside of photography you have got to love that sunshine though... haven't seen any for a week!Pescado_Verde said:It was a bright, bright day here yesterday. I took a couple of other shots of my model with mixed results. It was just a tough day with the lighting. Even just finding a place in good shade was tough. Being winter many of the trees have dropped their leaves so sunlight was falling everywhere.
You know it! Foggy here all morning but should burn off soon and then highs pushing up near 80 this afternoon. Then back to freezing in the mornings for most of this week.Elkwatcher said:Outside of photography you have got to love that sunshine though... haven't seen any for a week!
Beautiful! Thunder_o_b You have a wonderful macro set up that I would sell all my fish for! I have experienced the thumbnail issue as well Mike.Thunder_o_b said:I see there has been another forum change.
Photography is my life's passion with nature and macro being my main interest .
Got my first camera at 8 years old. I will be 63 next month.
I can't seem to post full photos without the thumbnail.
No fish photos here. I have posted many, many fish shots here over the years...It is a fish forum after all