Trial and Error

With a mixture of drizzle and snow falling, I stayed mostly indoors yesterday. It was a good day to try using a flash on my camera for the first time. Up to now, I have used only natural light for my photos. Here are two results of many clicks taken indoors of a blooming kalanchoe above and a succulent below. Trial and error helped further my growth in photography with a bit of frustration mixed in.

Day 6 of 365


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24 responses to “Trial and Error”

  1. The kalanchoe blooms are slightly out of focus (at least to my eyes), but that gives them a dreamy character. I also like how plump and verdant the succulent appears.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Tanja. I completely agree with you about the kalanchoe being a bit out of focus. I hesitated to post that image because the details in the center of the kalanchoe isn’t there at all. I finally decided that it is all part of the learning process when trying something new. 😊

  2. Bay Photos By Donna Avatar
    Bay Photos By Donna

    We are always learning and always practicing! 🙂 I don’t use flash much either, so it is something I need to work on myself.

    1. Flash is not something I can see myself using very often but on the worse days of winter, it seems like a good thing to try indoors for macro photography. 😉

  3. Beautiful captures

    1. Thank you very much. It was fun trying something different. 😊

  4. Both indoor clicks are really amazing.

    1. Thanks, Hammad. 😁

  5. Mariana Gouveia Avatar
    Mariana Gouveia

    Está sendo muito bom acompanhar os dias aqui. Abraço e um ano bom!

    1. Muchas gracias por passar por aqui e comentar, Mariana. Tenha um otimo ano novo tambem. 😊

  6. The kalanchoe seems to glow from within, and there are no harsh shadows.

    Whatever combination of bounce and diffusion U hit upon works gr8.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I honestly am lost when it comes to flash. I was trying to think of the sun and what effect it would have if I was outdoors. 🤪

      1. I too am big on natural light, using flash so seldom that I need to relearn every time.

  7. Brilliant macros for the week. 😀 😀

    1. Thanks, Cee. 😊

  8. I like the soft focus in the first photo.

    1. I appreciate your comment. I don’t use manual focus much but in this case it was a must. 😊

      1. I understand, sometimes, I find it easier to use manual focus, especially when taking closeups of flowers. I used to struggle until a fellow blogger gave me this advice.

        1. Most of the time my macro lens does a pretty good job with auto focus. When I get in super close to the subject, I have to adjust a bit manually. My eyes are not so great so I never do quite as well as I’d like.

          1. I tend to use the screen as guidance since I can zoom into the object I want to focus and make sure the focus is sharp. It’s quite useful.

  9. Always learning and growing! 🙂

    1. Life can get boring if I am not learning. 😁

    1. Thanks. Filipa. 😊

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