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Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2013

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After reading the blog today wanted to move off of P mode and onto Aperature mode. Here is a photo I took of a little fellow. It was kind of hard getting the shutter speed fast enough to take the picture w/o being blurry.
Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2014

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Hi there Carol

Lovely shot :) Sweet looking little fellow :)

For the next time.

If you have problems with your choosen aperture, try to raise your ISO value. Don't overdo it because it will produce some noice in your image.

And for the composition of this image, try to take it a little further away. Try to get the head and the hand complete on the image because you have cut of his head and hand now :)

Greetings :)
Roy
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Re: Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2016

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Does the exposure look right to you?
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Re: Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2017

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I think the exposure looks good. You can check your histogram for a confirmation of that. My suggestion would be to try and back up a little bit and then zoom in using the largest aperture you have available. The lower the number the lager the aperture. I would try to not go below F2.8 thought. This will allow you to start to blur out the background of the image.
Histograms explained:
cazillo.com/articles/37-photography/100-...aphy-histograms.html

Selecting apertures:
cazillo.com/articles/37-photography/209-...tter-creatively.html

Good Luck and keep shooting
-Bill
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Re: Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2019

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I guess this is probably a real dumb question but why would you step back and then zoom in. Isn't it better if you're closer period?
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Re: Appreciate you looking 4 years 3 months ago #2020

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No, not a stupid question. It has to do with how the lens functions. I'm not sure of the technical aspect of it. When you take a step back and zoom in with a large aperture it will blur the background. This will help to draw you to the in focus subject.

Like this for example:

IMG_6212 by reburg_99, on Flickr

The background is blurred out and is not distracting to the subject of the image.
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