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”
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.
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. 😊
We are always learning and always practicing! 🙂 I don’t use flash much either, so it is something I need to work on myself.
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. 😉
Thank you very much. It was fun trying something different. 😊
Both indoor clicks are really amazing.
Thanks, Hammad. 😁
Está sendo muito bom acompanhar os dias aqui. Abraço e um ano bom!
Muchas gracias por passar por aqui e comentar, Mariana. Tenha um otimo ano novo tambem. 😊
The kalanchoe seems to glow from within, and there are no harsh shadows.
Whatever combination of bounce and diffusion U hit upon works gr8.
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. 🤪
I too am big on natural light, using flash so seldom that I need to relearn every time.
Brilliant macros for the week. 😀 😀
Thanks, Cee. 😊
I like the soft focus in the first photo.
I appreciate your comment. I don’t use manual focus much but in this case it was a must. 😊
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.
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.
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.
Always learning and growing! 🙂
Life can get boring if I am not learning. 😁
Thanks. Filipa. 😊
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