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Jun
15
answered How does histogram shape affect the aesthetics of a picture?
Jun
15
answered How do I get started with 'painting with light' photography?
Jun
15
revised How do I change the exposure setting in manual mode on a Canon EOS 550D?
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Jun
15
answered How do I change the exposure setting in manual mode on a Canon EOS 550D?
Jun
15
comment How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
@Anisha Custom white balance should be set under the same light you are going to take the picture, preferably close to where your subject will be (because there may be multiple light sources, or some reflecting surface also throwing in some color).
Jun
15
comment How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
@Anisha that's why white balance should usually (unless you want a tinge) be set from a gray or white surface; if you use an orange surface, then camera will assume the light is orange, and will adjust all the other colors by subtracting orange from them. Black is unsuitable because the camera will not see any light and either picks something random or shows some error message.
Jun
14
comment What does the magnification ratio number mean on a macro lens?
@jrista your ref gives an error page; anyway, I would not consider bing.com, a search engine, ultimate source of truth. Photo.SE answers about what makes a macro lens indicate that it's enough if the lens focuses close, with 1:1 being a special case. If only 1:1 would be "true macro", we would have to make sure that photos made with 1:1 lens focused even a bit further than minimal focusing distance would NOT be called macro photography, because then they are already less than 1:1.
Jun
14
revised What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
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Jun
14
revised What does the magnification ratio number mean on a macro lens?
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Jun
14
comment What does the magnification ratio number mean on a macro lens?
@jrista I doubt there is any "official" definition of "macro", but yes, such line is drawn quite often; added a note on that.
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revised What does small depth of field mean?
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answered What does the magnification ratio number mean on a macro lens?
Jun
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comment How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
@Anisha By "special equipment", I mean anything that would help you to shoot from a higher position, be it a tripod, monopod, ladder, kite, hydraulic lift, ... You'd need a bigger aperture (f divided by a smaller number) for blurring background, f/22 would be even worse than f/8.
Jun
14
comment How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
@Anisha Yes, it makes sense. You'd have to keep the angle to ground the same - so shoot from higher when further away. Of course, it might be impossible without special equipment. Another possibility is to find a similar tree+puddle combination with a better background - try starting with other trees around the same puddle.
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14
revised How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
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14
comment How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?
@Anisha The idea of the reflection is great, but the photo is ruined by the bright white and red houses in background. They are not intended to be part of composition, but their color and sharpness demands attention from viewer. A shallow depth of field (not achievable for such a large scene using a small sensor camera) and tighter perspective (shooting and zooming from further away) might help to alleviate this.