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My first attempts at playing with a macro lens! Any tips on this area of photography appreciated as i found it a struggle!!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 500D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jan 2012 - 5:05 PM
Focal Length:60mm
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:ladybird
Username:bertie1983 bertie1983
Uploaded:15 Jan 2012 - 8:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Ladybird, Wildlife / nature
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Steve-T
Steve-T  751 forum posts England66 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 9:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Using f2.8 restricts the depth of field and therefore some of your subject is out of focus. Sometimes a shallow dof can be used creatively and to good effect but this demands careful selection of the focus point. Increasing the depth of field with macro requires more light on the subject which is not always possible. Another alternative is to stack several images with different points of focus - this requires software to combine the images e.g. Cs5. Hope this helps. Steve.

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bertie1983
17 Jan 2012 - 4:57 PM


Quote: Using f2.8 restricts the depth of field and therefore some of your subject is out of focus. Sometimes a shallow dof can be used creatively and to good effect but this demands careful selection of the focus point. Increasing the depth of field with macro requires more light on the subject which is not always possible. Another alternative is to stack several images with different points of focus - this requires software to combine the images e.g. Cs5. Hope this helps. Steve.

Thanks steve will have to try again following your tips! Smile

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iannidan
iannidan  665 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 - 12:52 PM

louise
try an aperture of around f11 and a tripod if possible. if you want to borrow the lens again let me know.

Ian

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