Question from Nikki! I go over a few parts of this email as well as how to use the '1/3 2/3 rule of focus' for portraits of many people or just a few.
Love everything you do, you do great photography and are a great "mentor". You answer questions so honestly and clearly, I can follow you so well.
Wondering if you can answer a question for me?? I normally do action sports and athlete portraits and now moving into portraits. I have a family portrait coming up and they have 6 members in their family. I have a D700, 70-200 f2.8 lens that I always use. Just love it!!! I am really nervous and not sure I have my settings set right. YIKES!!!
Currently my settings are on continuous focus, 21 points??, ISO 200 (always sunny in Texas), shutter 1600.
Focal point I have at 21 points.....I think I am wrong here. I don't want anyone out of focus.
Should I be shooting in aperture priority? and is 2.8 incorrect. I love bokeh but don't want to blur Mom and Dad out of the picture, LOL!!!!
Please offer any suggestions you may have....I am sweating up a storm thinking about my first REAL family portrait.
Thanks in advance! Keep up the great work you do!
BTW, I used the studio lighting diagrams from DIYPhotography.net in this video.