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  1. #11
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    Thanks, Frank. I'm not a big critic of work ...as well YOU know.

    I just comment on the various adjustments I see that may help ... bearing in mind the various scenes I've shot in the past ... where concepts needed a little more definition.

    As you know, "framing" and "subject" are critical to most images. "Focus" and "exposure" are next. You get those four down ... you can claim to be a "Photographer" ... udderwise ... you're just a "Snapper!" Get back to woik!

    I mean, it is a rare thing to walk into a situation and know precisely what settings are going to render the perfect image. Yes, you get close, based on experience, but then you hone in on the shot. Lighting changes everything, so it is obviously a bit easier to shoot the same room than it is to shoot from room to room. AUTO is a quick method to know what the camera "normally" suggests for the shot. From those "suggested settings", you can manipulate and pull up or retard lighting and motion to render your ... perfect image.

    Anyway ... good luck, Michelle ... with your next shoot.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-13-2009 at 05:04 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #12
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    Getting close to my sons big day. I will see what I could do. I don't expect to take many pictures but I will try to get a few. The wife insisted I bring the camera.

    Frank
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  3. #13
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    Thumbs up Get in there and shoot 'em up!

    Congrats to him and his intended.

    Make it happen, Frank. You're the man ... I mean the 'dude' ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    Good job Don. You need to check the histogram it will help you get the proper exposure. Here is a link that might help. http://www.llvj.com/tutorials/unders...stograms.shtml Just keep shooting you will get it. What program are you using to edit your images?

    Frank
    Hi Frank thanks for that link, as for what photo program do I edit it I have the Sony program and Adobe photo shop 7. I am still trying to learn how to take a half decent photo I haven't really got into editing yet. I am very much at the bottom of the ladder and its a long way up if you know what I mean.
    Last edited by mish13; 05-14-2009 at 12:28 AM.
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  5. #15
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    Just stay here and keep posting your images and somebody here will be able to help you. (Don) LOL And many others.

    Frank
    Sony A77
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  6. #16
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    Cool Hey, what about center of focus (CoF) changes?

    Someone brought up the effects of changing the distance to your subject (or Center of Focus (CoF)) and its effect on DOF, because whenever you refocus ... a new DOF is generated, although it may be the same ... if you didn't change anything (distance, aperture or focal length).

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    As you pull back ... the DOF increases ...

    and as you move in ... DOF gets shallower.

    Now, if you go and combine a zoom lens, start moving around and keep adjusting the aperture for light ... you are going to need that DOF Calculator more than you know.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-17-2009 at 06:12 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #17
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    Exclamation Lest we forget aperture

    Again, understanding aperture settings is at the root of all focus ...
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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