Advice on Photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by I AM THE MAN, May 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    I just shot these pictures in a garden and I wanted some advice. I did a very little editing on the photos, and I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the photos look. Should I have edited the photo? Is it bad? Good? Any honest opinion would be great. Thanks for all the help!

    Original Picture:
    original leaf.jpg

    Edited Picture:
    leaf edited.jpg

    Camera Used: Nikon Coolpix L110
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What do you mean by "good" ? The subject isn't very interesting, so you're sunk from the beginning.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011
    How could I have made this photo interesting?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    the darker green provides a better feel of leave structure
  5. macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2010
    Like sad, Its pretty boring. Closer... go closer. Apart from that not.much to say. You're very unlikely going to produce something original with nature, just see all the crap on Flickr...
  6. macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    Hang on... what's that noise? Oh, it's just Ansel Adams turning in his grave...
  7. macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Why did you take this photo? Ask yourself that question, and then answer it with your image.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Taking nature photos is not boring at any way, but it do is more difficult to get an interesting photo. A good composed nature photo makes a very nice decor for walls, IMO.

    As for this photo... I find it to be way too busy, with all the blurred leaves behind. Also, even tho the main leaves are exposed decently, the background is overexposed (the sky).

    For fixing this you would have needed some kind of additional lighting (reflectors, flash, etc.) to be able to expose the sky and keep the leaves from underexposing them.

    If you have time, and want to have an easier job with the lighting, always wait for the "golden hours" for photography. Either early morning or late in the day, when the sun is not as bright and gives a more pleasing light.

    BTW, I'm no expert, this is just what I've learned thru the years as a hobbyist photographer.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2011

    Thank you for your kind and pleasant reply!

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