9 creative photo ideas to try in October

    | Photography Tips | 01/10/2013 00:01am

    Creative Photo Ideas for October: 08 Shoot fungi at eye level

    Creative Photo Ideas for October: 08 Shoot fungi at eye level

    You don’t have to go far to take a cracking image of fungi – Elliot Neep captured this low-level shot of fly agaric fungi on Hampstead Heath in London.

    A macro lens will help fill the frame, although any longish, close-focusing lens can give excellent results.

    The best portraits of fungi are taken when you’re down at their level. Choose a small f-stop to get a large aperture (such as f/2.8 or f/4), and find a position where you can shoot through grass to create a soft, diffused foreground.

    Make sure the background is far enough away to also become blurred, and the sharp fungus will pop from the frame.

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    * Bright, overcast days generally offer the best light for macro photography.
    * The classic toadstool, fly agaric, is highly toxic, so avoid touching.
    * If your tripod doesn’t go low enough, use a bean bag or rotate the tripod’s centre column and suspend the camera upside-down just above the ground.

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    Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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