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Perspective

Here we have tough lighting and a rapidly moving subject. Around midday, you're looking to overexpose a little and bring it back in post-processing. Not many people know there are more pixels at the light end of the capabilities of the sensor and less at the dark. It's harder to make an underexposed picture look better and easier to do a slightly overexposed one.

 

You have to anticipate their movements and be ready.

 

Pre-set your exposure, don't trust the camera.

With digital, you can do it a few ways, but that's for another day

 

Now we think about DoF. We want to have the subject all in focus but with some nice blur. F8 or above, this is F8

 

Framing, I want the subject up in the ubiquitous pose. On a mound, searching the sky.

 

I strategically place the tree on its left (our right) so it gives more perspective.

 

some thoughts.....

 

Rob

 

 

 

Perspective

Here we have tough lighting and a rapidly moving subject. Around midday, you're looking to overexpose a little and bring it back in post-processing. Not many people know there are more pixels at the light end of the capabilities of the sensor and less at the dark. It's harder to make an underexposed picture look better and easier to do a slightly overexposed one.

 

You have to anticipate their movements and be ready.

 

Pre-set your exposure, don't trust the camera.

With digital, you can do it a few ways, but that's for another day

 

Now we think about DoF. We want to have the subject all in focus but with some nice blur. F8 or above, this is F8

 

Framing, I want the subject up in the ubiquitous pose. On a mound, searching the sky.

 

I strategically place the tree on its left (our right) so it gives more perspective.

 

some thoughts.....

 

Rob

 

 

 

comments (15)

Jolie position, j'aime beaucoup ces petits suricates.
Rob Martin: smile Thanks, Martine. Always a pleasure.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Nov 2018, 01:41
I have much to learn, Rob, but am presently concentrating on re-learning what I used to know.
Rob Martin: Keep it up matey!!! Enjoying what you're doing!!
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2018, 01:49
Very nicely captured especially considering the conditions that you describe. The little guy is clear and in focus against the blur and the composition works well.
Rob Martin: thanks, Beth. I took a few variations on the theme....
Your plan worked well... animals - especially quick ones - are difficult to capture well. It does help when they return to a familiar perch. Such as a mound for these guys - or a dragonfly's twig. Nice work!
Rob Martin: Thanks, Elizabeth. Now and then it works out OK smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Nov 2018, 06:31
Your expertise has paid dividends here Rob
Rob Martin: sometimes smile
It looks like you have it down to a science, Rob. YAY for the "instructions."
Rob Martin: I've been taught by the experts. I'm just a novice floating on behind them
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Nov 2018, 07:42
It sounds like a plan that works Rob.
Rob Martin: Now and then smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Nov 2018, 09:52
Beautifully caught, Rob - how sharp are the eyes
Rob Martin: The eyes are always the focal point smile
My camera tends to underexpose slightly and your comment is very interesting.

You clearly have your exposing well worked out Rob ....even compressed on Shutterchance the detail here is good
Rob Martin: There is probably exposure compensation on the camera. Always set that to + 1/3. THat'll help smile
Firstly a very good picture, and then your explanation as to how you took this, very informative, you should fly over and give my camera club a lecture smile
Rob Martin: smile I am not sure they'd want me droning on. But you never know....smile
You must also be very quiet.smile
Rob Martin: The funny thing is that they barely even acknowledge us in the vehicles. You're right, we don't make a lot of noise, but we make some. There's light talking and advice from the guides.
i nice breakdown of your thought process and i love the result of this sentinel, Rob.
Rob Martin: Thanks Mate, just trying something different
So, I need to move it off auto then, Rob....smile
Very true about overexposing, I was experimenting with that the other day, it does give you so much more to play with.
Rob Martin: I shoot manually exclusively. There are techniques to make this simpler. For sure, have a little more on the highlights part of the curve, you'll never regret it
So cute...
Rob Martin: cool little creatures
good catch Rob and great treatment....petersmile
Rob Martin: Thanks, Peter. One tries smile

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