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    smorenivore colorider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxbailey View Post
    The book I usually tell anyone who wants to learn the basic of photography to read is Peterson's Understanding Exposure book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...nding+exposure

    It covers the details of camera operations as well as tips on composition, when to catch the best light, etc.
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    Well I am pretty sure I want a better camera after experimenting with it yesterday on another state park trip, I tried a lot more on the macro setting, and almost all of them came out like garbage see below:







    This is one of the better ones, I didn't use macro for this one obviously
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    Macro mode can be difficult. It looks to me like the camera focused further back than the subject in most of those shots. I know people don't like the LCD viewfinder but I need it to tell if the shot is in focus. Also in macro mode the depth field is ridiculously small. If the wind is blowing, the flower wiggling back & forth, it is hard to get the focused shot. Read up on how your camera does auto focus or try manual focus if it has it.

    Here's a shot of mine using a powershot in macro mode.

    IMG_0783cropsizesharp 1024x768.jpg

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    macro mode on a camera can be tricky - you need to know what the focal distance is. for point-n-shoot cameras it's usually not too too close.

    thats why when you get a DSLR, you get a macro LENS, and you'll never have a mis-focused closeup again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    Well I am pretty sure I want a better camera after experimenting with it yesterday on another state park trip, I tried a lot more on the macro setting, and almost all of them came out like garbage see below:
    What type of camera do you have. I have a Panasonic DMC ZS5 p&s. Below is about as macro as I can get - roughly 1-2 ft away. Not DSLR quality but not awful either.





    As mentioned above you want to get to where your shot is in focus. I'm just now trying to figure out how to work the camera manually as it does let me adjust shutter speed and aperture.
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    Those were taken from probably 8 - 12 inches away. I figure I was too close, but it I get further back and use the zoom it looks almost as bad.
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    I did this with my 35-55 kit lens and 650D "4ti" Camera set in macro mode.
    Shot in RAW the files big enough to crop it so it comes in real close. Done this many times. Here's one example.



    I did this with the 75-300 lens and also cropped so it looks real close. These lens are very cheap to buy.

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    What Nikon P&S do you have now? Looks more like the camera was focusing on the background and not the near object in the last photos you posted. Either your P&S can't focus as close as you are, needs to be set in macro mode to focus that closely, or you're not forcing it to focus on what you want. Your camera should have some sort of indication what the auto-focus point is, half press the shutter, autofocus should kick in, and give some sort of visual indication on what the focus point is, keep retrying till it gets what you want in focus, recompose the frame to get the picture you want, then press the rest of the way to take the photo. My Canon S90 does some great macro work, I just have to make it focus in the macro range when that is what I want.
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    If you want a relatively small, inexpensive interchangeable lens camera, you might check out the slightly older models of the Olympus Pen line such as the E-PL3.
    http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-14-42m...ds=Olympus+pen

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