View Full Version : First Forray into Flower Photography

04-23-2009, 12:51 AM
Hey guys!

So, I have no background in photography.. My father owns a nice camera so I thought I would fool around with it a bit in the past few weeks. I am just learning about all sorts of things like ISO, what SLR means, different functions, etc.

I took this picture today and I kind of liked it, so I thought I would share with you folks. Enjoy! I don't even know what kind of flower it is to be honest :/

I should mention that the picture in unaltered. I don't have any photo software yet and all the settings are on auto as I am not sure how utilize them properly. I have an exam on Monday and then I have lots of free time in the summer to learn =)

http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/1623999/1024/My-Pictures/DSC-0355.jpg (http://www.picturepush.com/public/1623999)

04-23-2009, 09:48 AM
This is the show forum so i won't critique this in depth. Just wanted to say the flower is quite nicely rendered especially for a first attempt. One important thing to know about this type of photography is to be aware of distractions like busy backgrounds that compete with the main subject.
Nice shot!!

04-23-2009, 10:13 AM
This may be the show forum, but I am always very open to critique.. At this point all I need to do is learn, I don't know much at all, so if you could point things out so that I might become more aware that would be great

04-24-2009, 06:58 PM
I was just going to add that the flower is a 'Star Gazer' lily and that lilies are a difficult flower to choose for a close-up just because of the DOF. It is cool the way all the stamens just appear to float. :)