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shotgun shells
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Copyright: kyle corbin (crazycowcat) (69)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-28
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D 60, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm VR
Exposure: f/36.0, 1 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-28 19:01
Viewed: 1133
Points: 2
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these are three different types of 12ga starting from the left is a 3 1/2" used for large water fowl, 3" which is used for small water fowl, and 2 3/4" used for small birds such as quail and pheasant. know Iíve attempted to control the lighting but I havenít quite figured it out. know I just closed the aperture and set the shutter speed at 1 second and used a speed light and used it off of the camera on top facing the shotgun shells, know I would really love to know how to control the light like I am trying to so, help would be much appreciated. By the way I love bird hunting and there is nothing like fowl on the table.

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'I would really love to know how to control the light like I am trying to so, help would be much appreciated.'

when i tried to help you recently you told me that there was nothing wrong with your pics. you said that it was your 'art'.
you also called me a d*ck.
if this is art then why do you need help?
maybe you should apologise to me and admit that you were wrong when you spurned my offers of help.

anyone offering advice should be aware that he does not accept criticism and may send you a private email to insult you as he did me.

I have to say that the lighting on this shot is not very good at all - the dark shell cases are merging into the background too much and look indistinct as a result. An exposure time of 1s is not going to produce a sharp shot if you have insufficent light, and to be honest I think the use of the flash for such a long exposure was a waste of time.

Controlling the light is easy - at the most basic level if its too dark find some more light, if its too light lose some (or stop some from reaching the camera sensor using a filter or dropping the aperture size and expose time). With still life shots you are 100% in control of the lighting - how about using a normal desk lamp with some cooking grease proof paper in front of it to diffuse the light? Use the things you have at your disposal.
As with all feedback its your choice whether you accept it or not - if you do then use it and improve your photography. You have an anazing resource available on TL in terms of those people who can provide you with help and advice, and if you don't use it then your photography will never improve.

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  • philip Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
  • [2009-05-03 19:40]


If you stopped being a dick, people wouldn't call you such. Easy solution...You seem get off on attacking beginning photographers on Treklens (which is obviously a website for beginners)


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