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By nkargar1356
know my photos are very amateurish, but I love photography. I hope to be able to get a good picture with your study and guidance. In this photo, my subject is two types of berries: 1- ripe fruit 2- unripe fruit
Of course, due to the quality of my photography and the poor focus of the camera, the photo is not very good.

Tags: Nature Macro Fruit Flowers and plants

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dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 684 England
25 Jun 2020 8:28PM
I like the idea of including ripe and unripe fruits in the same image.
Ideas are good, and even with all the technical skill in the world if you don't have ideas then it's not good.
So when you have the idea it's then how you approach the subject that matters.

To get the two fruit sharp you'll need to get them in the same plane, and use a smaller aperture too for best results.
With your camera;s smaller sensor that is much easier, but even so with the above viewpoint you'd still struggle. Rather than use Program mode useAperture Priority and with your camera f/5.6 would very possibly be ok.

You may need to spend a few minutes looking for the best specimens and viewpoint and that's the key to getting good photos of any subject. It'll soon become second nature and you'll be able to spot the good angles without thinking.

Exposure is good. The colour balance is cool because you set it to Auto. I'd reccommend Daylight here. However, you may still need to make an adjustment if it's in a little shade. The important thing is to recognise when that adjustment is needed and how much, and that comes with experience and some experimentation in post processing.

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Robert51 11 7 104 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 8:24AM
First can I echo dark lord above about ideas.
In this image you have given yourself two problems first the wide angle 6mm and the f/2.8. The wide angle will enlarge anything close to the camera. Try taking a portrait close to the camera at 6mm and your see what it does to the nose. Second the f/2.8 will give you a narrow focal plane which will give you a great blur on the background but will also apply to the foreground often put the subject nearest you out of focus. Think of the focus plane as a zone around your subject that gets wider as your f stop gets higher.
I really like the image and the idea behind it...
Just remember your love of photography will keep you learning for the rest of your life...
chase Plus
14 1.7k 417 England
26 Jun 2020 10:18AM
Hi Naser,
An interesting image, a subject I have not seen before.
It really is a shame that the lighter fruits are OOF but at such a shallow dof even if you had focused on them much of the frame would be still OOF.
perhaps a couple of steps to your left would have helped just to try to put both bunches of fruit on the same focal plane.
Or, push up the ISO a little, use around F5.6 with aperture priority, a tripod would be a bonus too, then you can afford a slightly longer shutter speed.

I did do a mod,
Cropped from both sides to remove the dark part on the left and some of the highlights on the right of the frame.
Used the clone tool set to 'darken' help with the rest of the highlights.
Added a frame to compensate for the crop.

I like your subjects but I don't think you have shown them in all their glory here.
Keep at it Naser, we all have to learn.
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1680 England
26 Jun 2020 10:32AM
I'll echo the comments above. Taking control of the aperture and ISO will help.

Also, moving slightly to the left to take the picture would get both bunches of berries the same distance from the camera, which would allow both to be sharp at the same time - though stopping the lens down to f/5.6 or smaller would still help. And that would require raising the ISO so that the shutter speed didn't drop and lead to camera shake.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2020 6:02PM
I'm late here, I can only echo comments above - once you start to take control of the camera you can tell it what you want to achieve.

The camera has a good brain but absolutely no intuition, no imagination. You have to supply that. And it doesn't know what you are photographing.

It's like any sophisticated machinery, the quality of the result depends on the quality of the instructions you give it. Using program mode is a bit like setting your satnav to the name of a town when you want to find a particular street. Or setting the washing machine to a household wash program when you are washing a lambswool jumper.

The essentials to get to grips with - the holy trinity of ISO, aperture and shutter speed, what they do and how they interact.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.2k 2248 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 11:34AM
Something else to bear in mind - I don't think it's been mentioned above. You only get half the depth of field (area in reasonable focus) in front of the point where you focus, compared with what you get behind. With F2.8, focusing up close, even at wide angle, your depth of field is minimal, so precise focusing was that much more important here. I suspect that you may actually have been too near to the subject for the lens to focus properly.
27 Jun 2020 12:08PM
Thank you for your comments and guidance.

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