Madeline Hanke  

Deer by Madeline Hanke

August 2022 - Deer

August 2022 - Madeline Hanke


About the Image(s)

I shot this deer yesterday out in Eldorado Canyon State Park. I used a 300mm lens, ISO of 100, aperture of 6.3 and shutter speed of 1/320. I added some saturation and light to the whole picture, and then added more saturation just to the deer itself. I tried to use the dodge tool to lighten his face up a little but couldn't get it to work...overall I feel that his detail turned out pretty well.

10 comments posted

Ron Spencer
Good capture of a vulnerable moment! Crisp details appreciable in the deer's coat.   Posted: 08/05/2022 19:18:18
Madeline Hanke   Madeline Hanke
Thank you!   Posted: 08/06/2022 17:51:13

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Well done Madeline. Caught the peak of the action. Probably a cloudless sky caused the harsh light and the closest side to be in shadow. I'm wondering if your camera is set on auto ISO? Last month you had a very high ISO and this month you have a low ISO. The auto ISO can be tricky to use because the photog needs to think about what the camera exposure is doing. It gets you the photo but not always the way you wished. If you ask Ps or LrC to pick the subject and then reduce the hi lights and open up the shadows by moving the slider to the right you might have a better result.
Please get back to us and maybe we can help you out. Depending on your camera and your subject an ISO of 400-600 might be a good setting.
Bob   Posted: 08/06/2022 16:03:55
Madeline Hanke   Madeline Hanke
I agree with this. My camera is not set to auto ISO so I think I just needed to adjust it a little more. I signed up for the digital class on the website here to help as a refresher, and after that want to do the photoshop one.   Posted: 08/06/2022 17:50:44
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Okay, thanks for your reply. So there is a relationship that I'm not comfortable trying to explain between
iso: film speed in the old days
f#: It works in reverse. ie: the lower aperture numbers like f2.8-3.5-4.5 let in more light (hole is wider) and the higher numbers like f18-22-&32 let in less light (because hole is smaller)
Shutter speed measured in seconds or fractions of seconds so slower speeds let in more light and faster speeds (think 1/2000 sec vs 1/30th sec) let in less light.
These all work together to come up with the proper exposure, and yes multiple combinations can give you the proper exposure.
You are obviously a smart women and it takes some time to feel comfortable with photographic exposures. Don't get discouraged.   Posted: 08/06/2022 19:48:35
Madeline Hanke   Madeline Hanke
Yes, I did a photo class a few years ago so I'm familiar with the settings, just practice that I need! Thank you for your input.   Posted: 08/07/2022 18:10:40

Tim Sanders   Tim Sanders
Hi Madeline,
A nice capture of the deer. Bob has mentioned some of the technicalities and they will come with experience. Deer are something I have great difficulty in capturing and it is even a running family joke. This picture has a nice gentle quality.   Posted: 08/07/2022 11:19:11
Madeline Hanke   Madeline Hanke
Thanks! Yeah she really wasn't too shy or skittish, which was definitely to my advantage.   Posted: 08/07/2022 18:13:58

Karen Harris   Karen Harris
Nice job Madeline. I love photographing deer. Some ARE a bit skittish but others act like they would eat out of your hand. Water shots are especially fun. I like the bit of reflection.   Posted: 08/08/2022 14:03:19

Gunter Haibach   Gunter Haibach
Very nice nature study - well caught and photographed. Reasonably sharp and well exposed, and an effective composition. The added saturation worked well, however for me no added light was needed - prefer the light on the deer and the surroundings in the original. Well done.
  Posted: 08/08/2022 20:10:41


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