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  1. #1861
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    Yeah, that was the 17-55. I was refering to the other. here's the original it was cropped from. I guess I should stick to the one a day thing. I don't claim to be a photographer but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droopy1592 View Post
    I am! I've got random facebook and myspace people asking me to do just that! I'm gonna get more practice and figure out to setup a flash correctly then get started....
    Good for you;Let us know how it goes.

    Someday I might try to do some "professional" photography, but I'm just too busy with other things at this point in my life - although, if I spent less time here. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxbarros View Post


    this is my first picture here.... i know the girl is a tad out of focus....
    I like it; welcome.
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  4. #1864
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    Quote Originally Posted by duffer18hcp@sbcglobal.net View Post
    Yeah, that was the 17-55. I was refering to the other. here's the original it was cropped from. I guess I should stick to the one a day thing. I don't claim to be a photographer but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn once.

    Some 70-200mm have been known not to focus well up close after 130mm or so... My version focuses well at MFD (min focus distance) but canon says it's 1.x meters at the near end to 3.9 or something on the far end so some people say theirs are soft after 130mm up close (less than 3m) and some say theirs are perfect. To me it looks like at F4 the DOF is a bit shallow at that focal length. There are some things that are in focus and some that are not. Try shooting portraits at 135mm on that lens or less if you're going to be that close and see how they come out. Show a larger version of that pic please. Looks like the hair to the right of her face (her right) is clearly in focus.



    Some things here (F/4 @ 106mm and 1/200s) are out of focus on this pet portrait... same lens, I think.
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  5. #1865
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    I looked for the original, but I must have burned it to a disk already. I had to do some fancy PP to get it that good. You can see it larger on flickr. This one came out decent zoomed in with a Sigma 1.4x DG. He was pretty far out there.
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  6. #1866
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    I looked at it on flickr, the upper lip area is super sharp and in focus ... shallow DOF at F/4 at that focal length. She's leaning forward so that is gonna put some things in front of the lip (upper face) and behind the lip (hair and other stuff) out of focus. Either you moved after locking focus, she moved, or your lens may be back focusing... which is unlikely with that lens. If someone is moving just a bit at a wide aperture, it's going to be out of focus, especially at that focal lenght. Next time try either a smaller aperture or take the shot right after locking focus... or set for continuous shooting.

    Oh yeah, and what focus points are you using?
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  7. #1867
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    Thanks, every little bit of help, helps. I think I was at full auto, so probably the 9 point. it was a pretty fast reaction time from from focus to click. like I said, she's a ham. when I saw her coming down the stairs it was point and shoot. This one is pretty good i think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Someday I might try to do some "professional" photography, but I'm just too busy with other things at this point in my life - although, if I spent less time here. ...
    oh come on.. don't try to sell yourself short like that.. I'm not buying it. :P

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    a nun posing? lets call it "A DAY IN A LIFE"

    I liked this in color more for some reason, B&W did not work for me here. The image was cropped from a larger, the nun had no idea she is being photographed. I am still jealous of my friend - pro-journalist - who managed to snap such beautiful situations with people, including this nun who he spotted first and pointed me to it, but I was behind his "eye speed" so I did not manage to capture otherwise excellent situation but only this here. PS: pros are really trained to have an eye, I felt like a school kid with him.
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