Portobello Mushroom
by: © Cheryl Sulima
9.6
Overall
Rating
9
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
8
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
10
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
Strong pattern/detail image that focuses the viewer's attention on the subtleties of the subject. Some distractions.
9/10
Subject
of photo
Nice choice to include just part of the mushroom, focuses the attention on the details.
10/10
Composition
& perspective
Low perspective offers a strong perspective looking across the fins of the mushroom. The repetition of line pull the eye through the image. The inclusion of the edge of the mushroom across the bottom is a distraction because it is out of focus and is not as clean and simple as the rest of the image.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Exposure looks good and the use of the macro lens offered the close focusing capability needed for this subject.
10/10
Depth
of field
Enough of the mushroom fins are sharp, with the sharpest ones in the foreground. Good choice to use the smallest aperture available.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Diffused lighting works well for this subject, helps keep the attention on details in the subject.
10/10
Focus
The repeating lines of the underside are sharp enough, particularly in the foreground which is most important because this is where the viewer's eye goes first.
10/10
Description
Additional Photo Details: 13sec, f36, 105mm Used macro lens to capture the detail and texture of the underside of a portobello mushroom. Used both diagonals and curves as  see all >
Additional Photo Details: 13sec, f36, 105mm Used macro lens to capture the detail and texture of the underside of a portobello mushroom. Used both diagonals and curves as compositional elements.
Category: Food Photography
Technical Details

Nikon 7000D

Lens: Macro
ISO: 400
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Corey Hilz
12 Years
United States
Nature
17 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
Crop off mushroom edge at bottom.
2.
Another option for dealing with the bottom edge is to selectively darken this area so that less attention is drawn to this part of the image.
3.
Selectively darken small area at the center of the left edge that is lighter than surrounding tones. This will help keep the eye from being pulled to the edge of the photo.
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Corey Hilz
Experience: 12 Years
Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs, as well as in art galleries. Corey finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless oppo...
Specialty:
Nature, Travel, Artistic, Architecture
Location:
United States
Jobs: 17 Jobs
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