I am a brand new shooter, with very little topside experience either. So I am trying to learn. Here is a shot i did this weekend. I loved the concept of the coral hanging on a string but definitely feel the photo missed the mark. What could i have done differently. Also this is raw, untouched.
brand new shooter
Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:53 PM
let me add that on my mac at home the cup coral is in focus when enlarged, here it appears out of focus or soft.
Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:45 PM
When shooting you can try to isolate the subject from the background, either by picking a suitable angle:
Soft coral in Misool.
or by lighting the subject so that it stands out against the background:
Soft coral in the English Channel.
It's also good to fill the frame:
I've cropped, reduced the saturation and brightness of the background and enhanced the sharpness of the dangling coral in your image. Does it help?
Edited by tdpriest, 02 October 2013 - 02:58 PM.