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By adeelzzz      
Capsicum is a green vegetable good for health. i try to get the beauty of green color along with rule of third and close up also remember the simplicity of image.

Tags: Food General Vegetable Green Taste Capsicum



Amazing macro!
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 4:20PM
You are a long way under exposed and the lighting must be terrible. A still life with 3200ISO. Never!

You need sone decent directional lighting with some power, or an off camera flash with diffuser. Then a tripod with about f8 or 11 and a related shutter speed to get a nice bright image without flare and burn out.

My guess is that your partial metering has taken account of a lot of white background leading tk the under exposure.

Tripod. ISO100, f11, a darker background and careful focusing. Use manual, experiment with exposure and watch the LCD and histogram to get the correct exposure. Your lens will not be at it's best at full aperture.

banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4348 Canada
3 Mar 2014 5:16PM
Welcome to Ephotozine Adeel. I hope you enjoy the site.

This is your first upload, and youve also chosen the Critique Gallery, Some might call you brave!

You have a simple subject, the green Pepper on a table.

Theres a few small hairs visible on the table that can be cleaned up. Best to check before the shot. You can use Photoshop after the shot.

The pepper itself needs to be exposed a little more. Could be due to partial metering as Paul mentions, or, if you were close to the subject, and used the pop-up flash on the camera, the light from the flash might not have been able to illuminate the Pepper properly. It think that the bright background contributed to this, as the camera will measure the light reflected from the scene with the flash, and reduce flash power as a result, the background, being a lot brighter than the Pepper, would influence the camera.

The high ISO suggests the ambient (existing) light was quite low. Ideally, approach this as siggested using a tripod, a smaller aperture, ISO 100 - 200, and reduce the light difference between the subject and the background, or place the Pepper in better light, such as from a window. But it is a good effort under poor light conditions.

I have uploaded a modification that has the hairs removed, and the Pepper brighter. Scroll up this page and click the Modifications tab, and click the modified images. View large.

Enjoy the site,


NEWMANP 15 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2014 9:11PM
welcome to epz and the crit gallery.

still life is what this is and although that sounds as if things should be easy, thats far from the truth.
take a look at a book of old master paintings and you will see what i mean, they look deceptively simple but are very complex with lighting that leaps off the page with quality.

you have placed the pepper in a good position and achieved a reasonable depth of field and yet its a fair way from the quality that can be achieved if you do a little research.

firstly the back-drop, there is a line across and a curved card would have worked better showing no transition,

forget the high iso and wide aperture and think of f11/16 and iso 200 which will probably mean using an artificial light source and or reflectors. then you will get max quality and best lens performance coupled with greater depth of field.

then reflections are often an issue, indeed you have white highlights and even a self portrait in there and the best way of dealing with this type of subject is to use a light tent.
a tent made of linen type material that the lights are placed on the outside of. (google it and you will see examples)

then the clean up, you have hairs that need touching out etc.

interesting project, try experimenting and see if the results look better,

best wishes

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