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This photo has been cropped. When I took this photo, it was dark and so I decided to use a flash. I was trying to catch the faucet and the drips really in focus and blur out the back of the sink and faucet handles. I may try again using AV mode if I can figure out how to get rid of the hot spots. I have tried using more light but did not like the effect, I tried putting something in front of the flash, but that did not work either. Please critique and give me some pointers!!! Greatly appreciated. I have had this camera for several years, but never had time to really try to learn how to work it in totally manual modes and the other modes. But, I AM COMMITTED this time to figure this out!!

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:39mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/f7.6
Aperture:f/f5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:Yes
Title:DRIP!!DRIP
Username:catzeye catzeye
Uploaded:26 Aug 2013 - 1:23 AM
Tags:Flash/lighting, General, Home, House, Water
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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom855 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 7:50 AM

The hot spots are not too bad, but if you are using flash you need to be at ISO 100, never 1600. You need quality and you will not get it at such a high ISO. You should also use a much smaller aperture and at this range the flash will compensate, f11 or 16. You need careful focusing and an angle of view to get all the droplets sharp. None look very sharp here.

Ideally, the flash should be off the camera radio triggered or on an extension lead to side light or partially backlight the water, giving some sparkle. Your location could make a lot of this difficult.

Paul

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
26 Aug 2013 - 3:10 PM

Paul, thank you some for the information! I just used the built in flash on my camera. I will try it again with some back lighting and changing the settings! This is just a shot that I want to see if I can do, might not be possible even after all the mods, but I will try again. Thanks again!

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
26 Aug 2013 - 3:11 PM

Paul, I meant "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION!. Sorry for the misspelling, typing in a hurry never works.

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banehawi Critique Team 10875 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2875 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 5:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a decent effort, but underexposed.

Youre pointing a flash at reflective surfaces, so you can expect that the camera reading of the flash return, which it uses to measure AND control flash power, will cause an acute drop off of flash power. and underexposure.


So in addition to Pauls advice, you need to anticipate underexposure, and deliberately overexpose.


When its adjusted, as in the mod Ive uploaded, it actually looks not too bad. A greater depth of field would have the drops sharper. The bottom of the taps are the sharpest, so manually focusing on where the drop appears is essential. If the drip is continuous, adjust the focus manually to get it where it looks best. If the drip is not continuous, drop a piece of string or the like from the taps centre and hang it as vertically, and pre focus on the string, then remove it.



Hope this helps. have a look at the mod.

If you look at the Critique gallery, theres a member there that has recently uploaded a number of very good drop shots. Take a look and see whats he/she is doing.



Regards



Willie

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
27 Aug 2013 - 11:56 AM

banehawi, that's again for some good advice. I will check out the other shots of drips.

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catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
27 Aug 2013 - 11:57 AM

I do like yours more.

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