Close up shot of a blue, wooden bench in our house. The ISO is 800 with the exposure set on 1.0. Macro mode is turned on. The overall product of the photo came out really well. There are many elements such as the texture of the blue paint and how worn it is due to the paint chipping. The main aspect of the photo is the line between the wood down the center of the photo as it draws the eyes towards where it ends. I liked the focus, it starts out clear and detailed, gradually becoming blurred.
Close up shot of a plant in my backyard. Macro mode is turned on and exposure is 1.0. ISO of 400. The photo end products came out really well because of how the two different colours make a gradient effect. It starts off as a pale yellow then slowly becomes green. Also, the texture of the plant, the spikiness of the edges gives the photo another dimension. The photo could be improved because it is slightly blurred.
Picture of small pebbles and stones in my front yard. Macro mode turned on, ISO is of 800 and exposure is set on auto. The photos overall is nice because of the texture of all the different shapes and sizes of the pebbles and stones. Even though, the colour of the rocks are similar they are different enough to add another interesting element. However, the photo could be improved as it is slightly blurred, so it doesn't capture the many different textures (smoothness/roughness) of the rocks.
This photo isn’t a close up shot, but I want to experiment with the focus to see how it affects a photo. The photo is of flowers growing in my backyard. Macro mode is turned off. Exposure is on auto and the ISO is set on 100. In comparison to the other photo, the eye is attracted to the background flowers rather than the flowers in the foreground.
This is the other photo matching to my previous one. The setting of this photo is the same to the other. Macro mode turned off. Exposure is on auto and the ISO is set on 100. With this photo the main focus is the flowers in front, and the flowers in the background are slightly blurred, allowing all the attention to the flowers in the foreground. I do like both of the photos for different reasons, this shows how a focus of a photo can affect the overall product.
Photo of an aloe vera plant in my backyard, taken by holding the camera so it is looking down onto the plant. Macro mode is turned on. Exposure is set on 1.0. ISO is set on 400. The end product came out great because when you look at it, the eye is attracted to the centre of the plant. I liked how the plant spiral down becoming smaller towards the center and the texture on the edges, this creates an interesting element to look at, so the photo isn't boring and dull.
Close up shot of a leaf in my backyard. Macro mode is turned on and the ISO is set to 400, with the exposure set to 2.0. The end product of the photo came out really well because of the two different shades of green and the texture of the two leaves. I like how the leaf is gradient allowing us to see all the veins in this one leaf. I also how the two leaves are positioned to use up the space but it isn’t overcrowded, making the photo more appealing to the eye.
Flowers growing in my front yard. Macro mode turned on. ISO of 100 and white balance is on auto. Exposure is on auto. The picture turned out clear and detail, and the main focus of the photo is off centre making it more appealing to the eye. I like how the colour of the flowers pop out, but also the bright yellow colour of the flower buds ties the white and green together. The shadows in the background also gives the photo another aspect to look at.
This picture is of the same flowers in my front yard, in a previous photo. Macro mode is turned on and the ISO is of 100. White balance turned on auto. The end product is good, because of the different colours present in the photo and how the flower is off centre, leaning towards the left hand side. I also like how you can see how the photo has two levels to it, the foreground is much clearer and sharper than the background.