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Author Topic: How to get better pictures - Close-up Photography.  (Read 16605 times)

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Re: How to get better pictures - Close-up Photography.
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2017, 06:58:23 AM »
So, in conclusion, when photographing a model to illustrate a particular feature then the usual use of aperture/depth of field is a good idea, but when trying to give the illusion of a real world setting it is good to be able to get a similar 'real' depth of field.

Absolutely. And getting everything in focus isn't always the aim. Below is a picture I took the other day, and obviously the autofocus honed in on the foreground. But you know what? I think this image is really nice. Crop away some of the woodwork, and add some sort of cameo on the rocks, such as a small group of rock climbers or some wild animals, and you'd have something with lots of atmosphere if not much detail.

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Well IMO blur makes the subject you are taking stand out, just lately on the forum it is all about depth of field and you must get all the area in focus. The human eye cannot focus to infinity so why ask a camera to do it and especially has we get older be truthful we lose it even more. Blurred photo’s rule lol.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: How to get better pictures - Close-up Photography.
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 04:47:01 PM »
The trouble with macro photography is that it shows up all the imperfections in your modelling but I suppose you can always Photoshop them out.


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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2020, 10:08:39 PM »
I'm no David Bailey, but photographing a tiny layout to get a good result is actually quite simple In principle.
You need LOTS of light. and ideally from two directions at least to minimise shadows. You can do this with whatever you want but the trick is look at the image your camera has BEFORE you take the shot. Then take it, look at the image (even print it) and then take it again after adjusting light positions, camera positions and settings. There is no excuse these days for crappy photos... Mobile Phones can take great photos now. but It's all about LIGHT. But your camera/phone will only reflect what you have built. If your modelling ain't that good, then you will get a reminder to get out the paint or the scalpel and sort it...
good luck!


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