Photography Tip One
Some of my own photography tips when shooting droplet macro photo.
I will use the following photo to help you understand how I shoot the droplet photo.
My camera (Pentax Optio WP) setting for the above photo:
- Highest resolution (2560 x 1920) / Best quality / Macro mode / flash off / Auto focus
When shooting with macro mode, normally I don't use the flash as it will give an extremely harsh shadow, and the subject will be over-exposed. Without the flash, you have to be steady and firm with your hands when holding the camera to shoot in macro mode. A tripod will help to avoid handshake.
Now I will take the photo with the same camera but in a different way to get the effect I want.
The camera setting for the above photo:
- Higest resolution (2560 x 1920) / Best quality / Flash on / Auto focus
This time I turn on the flash and took the photo with some distance so as to avoid the subject over-exposed and handshake. I am going to crop the photo and get the image I want. The photo below is after cropping.
You can see after cropping, I get the image I want in a sharp foucs and good lighting. This is how I took my droplet photo.
You have to set a highest resolution and best quality for the image (so after cropping you still can get a fine closeup image). Using flash to avoid handshake and get a sharp image (when using flash, camera will set a fast shutter speed).
Look pretty simple, right? Something you need to know is your camera. Not all the camera has the same setting. You need to know your camera well and set your camera to work for you. Try to shoot with your camera in different setting and see what is the result.