Peony
by: © Naomi Helding
6.2
Overall
Rating
6
General
impression
NA
Subject
of photo
7
Composition
& Perspective
6
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
4
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
5
Focus
General
impression
This is a nice looking flower photo, but by trying some new ideas, you can make the next one even better !
6/10
Composition
& perspective
A large, colorful flower, will draw the viewers eye right to it. The only problem with that, is that your eye stops right there...because there is nothing else it wants to investigate. To keep your viewers eye on the photo, it is best if it moves around in the image. Each photo has a point of entry, and a point of exit. By placing other interesting item's in the composition, it will keep the viewers looking longer...
7/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
In a bright daylight conditions, try using 100 or 200 for your film speed... Use the 800 for lower light conditions (dusk, or roomlight)
6/10
Depth
of field
a flower is a soft and delicate item, and you might like to try shooting them with less depth of field. There are 2 things to do to acchieve this. First, the lower your film speed (above) Second, use your telephoto at the highest power setting that you are able to (depending on how much room you have to work with) by doing these two things, the flower will remain sharp, but the background will be much softer.
4/10
Color &
Lighting
The color looks accurate, and I like the way that you backlit the subject. Most subjects look better backlit :)
9/10
Focus
the focus was beyond the center of the flower, and as a result, the leaves look a bit sharper than the center of the image. Controlling your focus is difficult to do hand held, but here is an idea. Focus on the center of the image, and try moving the camera closer or farther from the subject, instead of refocusing. look thru the viewfinder, and when the center is tack sharp, press the shutter.
5/10
Description
To capture the beauty of the flower.
Technical Details

Nikon Coolpix S630

Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Exposure time: 1/800 ,
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Jeff Barger
20+ Years
United States
Commercial
3 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Professional Photographers like to use 3 items in a composition...to keep the eye moving back and forth. Try having some other items in your next image. They dont even have to be as sharp as the main item, but will help the composition
2.
as I mentioned above, try shooting some photos with a short depth of field, especially with flowers. Portrait photographers also like to do this, so the persons face is sharp, but the background is soft.
3.
Direct sun can be really nice, especially early or late in the day...but try sone on a overcast day as well ! maybe even spritz the flower with some water, to add some fun!
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Jeff Barger
Experience: 20+ Years
I recieved my AAS degree in 1980 from Milwaukee Area Technical College. My first jobs were in professional photo labs, where I made mural prints on 8X10 enlargers, and maintained process control. From there, I was a Industrial Photographer at Wisconsin Electric Power Company from 1986 to 1994. ...
Specialty:
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