View Full Version : reflection shots

06-04-2010, 12:26 AM
I really like reflection shots, but it seems like I lack something.

Matt K.
06-04-2010, 12:36 AM
Reflection shots are great. Trouble is, one does not quite know what to set the focus on when one makes shots like this. I personally prefer to have the subject as sharp as possible, and let the reflection be what it will turn out to be. IMHO your subjects are a bit soft, which takes away from the overall quality of the shots. I guess you were quite a bit away and these shots are major crops? Is there a way you can sharpen them up a bit, and maybe add a bit more contrast?

06-04-2010, 12:43 AM
I always struggle with sharpness. I guess I'll try using a tripod. Seems with the shutterspeed I use I wouldn't have such problems. Thanks for the reply and I'll look at the original and see what I can do.

06-04-2010, 08:05 AM
it may also depend on the post processing you do. What did you do with these?

06-04-2010, 08:18 AM
If you wanted to post the EXIF we might be able to offer a little more insight to the softness. For instance, if you had a very long lens - 300mm then you need to be at a minimum of 1/300 if you are hand holding the camera. The EXIF would point these things out.

06-04-2010, 09:35 PM
1/500 f13 iso 3200 200mm (300mm 35mm equiv). I think this should cover it. I need to check the iso setting, there was way too much sun to have an iso that high.
I use Picassa. Mostly just crop and adjust highlights. I can't tell that sharpening does much.