i am still trying to do this..! try to focus what it is inside the drop.. is no so easy... specially because i always need a tripod .. my hand is always shaking! i hate that.. and sometimes the tripod is no for all that u want..
I like how well the softness of the background contrasts with the sharpness of the dew drop. What are those string-like patterns on the background? Some part of a leaf? The arrangement of the lighter color parts on the background...has great aesthetic value. *____*Anyway with this shot, and luck, skill, whatever, it came out great.
Just a question...
I'm taking a photography class right now and how does shutter speed factor affect the image? Like, how would the amount of time light is allowed through the lens affect the image...? excuse the idiot, I don't know anything...! ;___; I'm just curious.
I believes those things in the background would have to be other blades of grass.
The longer the shutter is open the brighter the image will be but if your taking a shot of something that is moving or your taking shots while just holding the camera then too long of a shutter speed then too long of a shutter speed with result in a blurred image. But sometimes this can be used as an artistic touch if you know what your doing. Also a long shutter speed can bring out some great time lapse photos but you'll definitely need a tripod to keep the camera still for you and you'll probably want to either have a timer set when you hit the shutter or a remote trigger so that the camera doesn't shake cause shaking the camera at all while it's taking the shot will ruin the shot. But you usually set the aperture and the shutter speed together, to account for the brightness of the image and to account for the depth of field.
That last sentence was a killer! Just one more question: so the photographer knows just how long the shutter needs to be open to get a certain amount of light? Jeez...I think you have to be some sort of genius to take a good photograph >____>. Thanks for the explanation, it was really interesting. ^___^
No No, there is a meter on the camera that when you push the shutter button down halfway it'll show you approximately what the exposure is but sometimes it's wrong and that's why you play around with the shutter and the aperture to get a good exposure. But yeah the meter really helps you get it very pretty close and with digitals you can see a review of the shot on the screen after you take a shot and so you can get a good idea of how the shots are coming out.
Oh...! I see now. See, in the class I'm in we've just been learning about the camera parts. Today was the first time in my life that I held a camera that let you adjust it manually...and it was scary...but seeing these shots makes me want to learn more, so thanks for taking the time to submit them. Okay, okay, I swear this is the last question: How did you learn to use a camera?
By playing with it mostly and then finding an article or two on the internet. It's a lot easier to learn how to use these cameras when you've got a prosumer model, a high end consumer model point and shoot. I had a Canon Powershot S5-IS and still do before I got my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS and my S5 would show real time what the changes I was making did to a shot and it helped me see what the aperture and the shutter speed did to a picture way before I ever took the shot. Pro use cameras don't have this kind of feature really at all and so you can only learn by actually taking pictures with different settings and seeing what happened. So my S5 IS was like a training tool for me to get used to using those settings, it was like a step in-between.
Yeah, I really liked that. I just wish I could've gotten the camera and the grass still enough to be able to get both the grass and the droplet in focus but using a high number aperture to get more in focus took away too much light to have a fast enough shutter speed.