New Camera; First Try At Macro; Thoughts? (Large Res Pics)
Nov 15, 2008 at 3:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 9

Jon G.

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I jumped up from an old Sony that wrote to floppy diskettes (
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Anyway, I got the camera this afternoon and I've been fiddling with it, seeing what it does. I really like macro photography and nature, so I definitely want to try that tomorrow; however, as it is night time in Chicago now, I made due and found stuff inside to shoot!

All shot with ISO80 at 3264x2448:
***, no resize here either..
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v142/Cylex/Macro/

Let me know what you guys think and throw any suggestions you think I could benefit from. B
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Nov 15, 2008 at 7:24 AM Post #2 of 9

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Looks alright (kind of boring). It's fine for just getting it and messing around. You should see some of the ridiculous snapshots/macros I took when I first got my camera.. not too good..
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Looks like you need to adjust white balance, though.

Edit: Also, you should turn off any IS settings if you're setting the camera on a tripod/solid surface. Leaving IS/VR on when stationary can cause extra noise when longer shutter speeds are used. If you don't have one already, pick up a cheap tripod. They're especially useful for macro shots.
 
Nov 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM Post #4 of 9

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you probably want more depth of field on some of those shots.
 
Nov 16, 2008 at 2:48 AM Post #6 of 9

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http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...lden701-3r.jpg
Actually, this one is terrific! It's by far the best of the bunch. The composition is what makes it a good picture. Tighten up the aperture and it'll be perfect. I've messed around with it a little in hope to IMHO enhance it. Hope you don't mind! [size=xx-small](I've hosted it on my Flickr account and attributed the picture to you. If you do mind just say so. I'll take it down immediately.)[/size]

 
Nov 16, 2008 at 8:01 PM Post #7 of 9

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No problem, I'm thrilled somebody thinks it's good! It looks rather good, compared to the original. (I purposely gave it that fireside glow look
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I can't do much about the focus, there's no way for me to adjust the aperture with this camera. (It's just a cheap point-and-shoot!) I make do with what I have.

It would be nice to have something more and a wide variety of lenses at hand, but I don't. It's on my list of things to get at some point, but I'm not made of money just yet.
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I'm still trying to find out how to get the best white balance, I'm getting better little by little, but it's good.

Here's some more I shot yesterday (from the same time as the one above)
Golden 701 (I balanced the whites to give them a sort of fireside glow- I think it's a tad much
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Nov 16, 2008 at 9:24 PM Post #8 of 9

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jon G. /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I can't do much about the focus, there's no way for me to adjust the aperture with this camera. (It's just a cheap point-and-shoot!) I make do with what I have.


Stand further back and zoom in (optically).
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