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This is one of my macro style photos; aiming to capture the details of the feather, as well as strong colours through the use of compsore and selective lighting

To achieve this, I used a number of techniques:

  • I selected a good angle, pretty much resting the camera on the feathers
  • Then added some additional light, boosting the reds, oranges and yellow as well as accentuating the contours of the feather
  • Following this I set my ISO to low, reducing noise.

My Personal critique:

The colours in this picture are very rich, deep. There is also a good contrast which drastically improves the image.

Framing and composure is decent, perhaps a slight cropping at the top right would improve this

The level of detail in the photo is nice, with the centre being sharpest and most detailed. The texture is really clear at that point

In terms of achieving its aim, I think this photo has done well. It capturing the colour and the detail to a high standard

To improve: I would crop the top right hand corner of the picture, to fill the entire frame with feather

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This is one of my long(ish) exposure pictures. I was aiming to capture multiple fireworks in a way that enhanced the view, rather than just documenting it

To achieve this I did a number of things:

  • I set up my camera on a tripod, then played around with the settings for a while.
  • After much experimentation I settled on 15 seconds as my exposure. To capture a reasonable amount of spread, whilst not over exposing the image
  • I also set my ISO down to 80, this reduced the noise in the image.
  • In terms of timing, I started the exposure before the firework launched, to be able to see the launch trail on the final image

My Personal Critique:

The colours in this photo are great, there is a range of reds and oranges throughout the image

The composition of the image is good, with the foliage framing the main subject in the centre.

In terms of  the image clarity, things could be improved. There appears to be a little vibration during the exposure, perhaps starting on a remote shutter or timer would aleviate this issue

To improve this image I would use a remote shutter and decrease the exposure slightly. However the framing should stay as it is.

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