Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tech Talk Tuesday - Imperfect Usually Means Interesting!

The Last Petal to Open

To make macro flower compositions more interesting, look for a bloom with an abnormality, or an unusual feature to act as a focal point.  Draw more attention to your focal point by using a large aperture to create a very narrow depth of field so only the unusual part of the bloom is in focus.

A perfectly symmetrical flower is usually not nearly as interesting as one with a unique character or 'personality'.

11 comments:

ADRIAN said...

SO true.
I must admit most abnormality in my case is the view finder side of the camera.

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes always the more unusual is more interesting. Now finding it is the trick!

What Karen Sees said...

Adrian, I will admit to that as well!! haha

Michelle said...

Great advice and this photo is excellent! Great bokeh!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool composition.

Sandra said...

this one truly does have 'personality'

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, perfect example!

Stephanie said...

It is unusual and very pretty from that angle.

Scott said...

Of course and wonderful shot and love the subtle texture on there too.

Barb said...

Great advise!

Rebecca said...

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