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    been awhile

    man life is hectic,,havent been on here in ages i need some help, my cousin got an a350 and was having me look at some pics. i do have an opinion on the just wanted to see what you guys said........i mean to the average person they prolly look ok. the other reason why i ask is i havent been behind the camera since disney and to be honest im forgetting some stuff. also i belive they wer all takin with the kit lens
    Last edited by millz; 05-01-2009 at 11:40 AM.
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    trying to get thwem on here



    way to blurry for my liking. so how would i explain to get both of them in focus instead of just girl on the left
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    not enough detail for me it seems to get lost around the necks etc

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    again they all look way to blurry for me am i just being to critical

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    1 is like you said, not really in focus. 2 is good, too much vignetting. 3 is good but needs to be cropped much tighter, also too much vignetting.
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    Lightbulb Portrait focus ...

    Well, to widen the plane of focus, you need to up the aperture to around f/6.3-f/8, maybe even as much as f/11 ... when you are close. Using anything wider (like f/4-5.6) requires you to back up significantly.

    Slow down the shutter speed to no slower than 1/60 ... if you do go slower, to reclaim light, you will get motion blur. When people laugh (not just smile), they do not freeze but tend to move.

    If you need more light, you will have to use DRO Levels (+3 or more) or your ISO -> Up it to 800 or 1000, as necessary to recover.

    Remember to focus on the eyes ... lock the focus, then frame and finish the shot.

    Hope this helps.
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    how about this:


    your images are way to small so it is hard to try and manipulate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Well, to widen the plane of focus, you need to up the aperture to around f/6.3-f/8, maybe even as much as f/11 ... when you are close. Using anything wider (like f/4-5.6) requires you to back up significantly.

    Slow down the shutter speed to no slower than 1/60 ... if you do go slower, to reclaim light, you will get motion blur. When people laugh (not just smile), they do not freeze but tend to move.

    If you need more light, you will have to use DRO Levels (+3 or more) or your ISO -> Up it to 800 or 1000, as necessary to recover.

    Remember to focus on the eyes ... lock the focus, then frame and finish the shot.

    Hope this helps.
    help me remember again when there are 2 subjects what is the bast way to make sure they will be in focus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    how about this:


    your images are way to small so it is hard to try and manipulate it!


    way to small please little more explanation
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    file size and picture size itself.
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