happy easter to me c:
Subject in centre, ISO far too high (you should try to keep it under 800, else it screws up the focus and colour in your picture), background blur is nice, assuming the chocolates are the subject. You don’t want your hand in the shot, but passable. Good enough for what it’s doing. However, I use a Nikon D3100. That is an expensive camera. If you buy a camera that expensive, know how to use it. The image is fine for the internet, but were I to pull it up in photoshop, the white balance would have to be corrected. Your focus would have to be corrected because you attempted a handheld shot at 1/15 of a second. Even pros don’t handhold 1/15 of a second, and I’m not buying that you’re some kind of super pro.
I’m sorry, but it bugs me. If you have a $400-$800 camera, at least know how to use it and use it as such. Know the rule of thirds. Know how to do everything by hand; auto never does it quite right. And you can’t be adjusting it because your hand is in the picture. Know the limits of your camera; Nikon D3100 ISO limit is approximately 800. It doesn’t take good pictures after that point. You don’t handhold under 1/30th of a second. In fact, most don’t handhold 1/30th of a second, either. You select an aperture appropriate to your subject and setting. That, at least, is done properly. And zoom way into your screen on your camera to see the actual grain of the picture, not just what you see on a compressed scale (even this is much compressed from the actual size of the CameraRAW file, which is NEF in this case).
TL;DR: I’m getting tired of looking at pictures, shaking my head, checking the settings, and rolling my eyes. Your parents can afford to get you nice cameras (or you can afford them). Use them like they are nice cameras, not junk.
Wow r u ok??
why the fuck are you making a big deal out if this picture omfg
she uploaded this to tumblr to get notes….. not to be a professional photographer… not everyone is gonna have an 800 dollar camera and use it for professional needs. this picture looks fine, its a simple tumblr quality picture. if you don’t like “amateurs,” don’t follow them.
what the fuck its a really nice picture, who died and made you king?
LMAO Hooolddd on just a second. Did you really just say that ISO screws up focus and color? ISO is just how sensitive the camera is to light. Higher number, more sensitive, lower number, less. Get it? But the downside of the higher number, is it will introduce more noise in the photo.
But if you have a good enough image sensor in your camera, you will be capable of a higher ISO.
Second, the d3100 is not that expensive of a camera, they can be found all day with the 18-55mm kit lens for under 450 dollars.
Now, back to your camera lesson, from a paid photographer.
The white balance on that photo is not off much, if any. It might be a little on the cool side, a TINY bit.
As for hand holding, I dont use a tripod until I get over 1 second exposure, so, there are a lot of people out there that do shoot without a tripod under 1/30 shutter, its called a steady hand.
Selecting an aperture appropriate to the subject and setting? Did I just read that right, do you even know what the aperture is? Its like the iris of your eye. Wide open aperture (lets say you are working with a 50mm f1.8 lens, wide open would mean 1.8 aperture) It would let in a good deal of light, and give you a shallow DOF (Depth of field) Just like your eye, if your iris is wide open, it lets in more light.
So, selecting an aperture appropriate to the subject makes no sense, its all on what you are trying to get out of the shot.. its not like “oh, i’m taking a photo of a car, i better set my aperture to the basic car setting” LOL geez.
And for image compression, Do you have a SINGLE clue what you are talking about.. or did you just pile all that shit together to make yourself seem smart? One, you cant upload NEF files to tumblr. 2, the second the image is converted to JPEG, its compressed. 3rd, once its uploaded to tumblr, its compressed EVEN more to save space.
Next time, before you attempt to seem like you know what you are talking about, actually know what you are talking about.
That being said. I want some chocolate.