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This photo gets two stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

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Bruce Cockcroft from St. Augustine, Florida submitted this photo he took with his Canon 30D with a 24-105mm lens with an exposure of 1/400 sec at f/16, ISO of 200. Firstly, one of my biggest pet peeves is shooting into direct sunlight. Of course sometimes there are exception to the rule, but not in this case. You end up with a hot white spot in the photo while everything else is silhouetted or too dark. There is barely any detail in the foreground or background. Next time try metering closer to the main subject and then stepping back to take the picture. Also, use the rule of thirds. Don’t place your main subject or focal point in the dead center. You can also crop in the editing process as well. Here is the same image after I cropped it and lightened everything except the statue to bring out more detail.

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This photo gets two  stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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