CC please ( with New Camera )

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Cassandra83's picture
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CC please ( with New Camera )

Ok so I was able to play with the camera a little more and this is what I got..
I was trying to get focus on the subject and blur out the background.. I think I got the hang of it but not quite

i have a hard time adjusting the settings with out the flash
when the shutter speed is 125 or higher it gets darker even when I up the ISO
What am I missing .. I think the Aperture setting was f5.6 As i focus it It has this -2 next to it. Not sure what that mean .
But here is the picture
GIVE IT TO ME

Chris 3 yrs Old

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IT looks ok to me. His eyes look good. Of course the background is distracting, but that's not what you are looking at. I **THINK** the -2 means you are -2 clicks away from what the camera says is perfect exposure? MAYBE?! I always put mine about -2 clicks or so, but that's just me. The color seems a bit blue.

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Were you in a priority mode?

You really should post the settings so we can help. This is very noisy so I have to assume your ISO was high.

Exposure looks fine to me. Did you retouch this?

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Were you in a priority mode?

You really should post the settings so we can help. This is very noisy so I have to assume your ISO was high.

Exposure looks fine to me. Did you retouch this?

Ya, I am thinking the noise is b/c of the ISO and I think she kept upping it to try to expose it correctly.

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With my S5, I got a LOT of noise at anything above ISO 200, so if your ISO was above that, you would want to lower it.

The -2 means you are several stops away from a correct exposure. It goes in thirds, so that's about 6 stops away from proper exposure. If you decreased the aperture, then that would get you a bit closer (in this situation).

It will get darker with a higher SS as that reduces the amount of time that light can hit the sensor, so a lower SS will increase brightness; but you don't want it any lower than the 1/125 you already had for a kid shot, so you are best off opening your aperture up (lower f-stop number). If it's still too dark, you may not have sufficient light in that setting to take a shot without flash.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Were you in a priority mode?

You really should post the settings so we can help. This is very noisy so I have to assume your ISO was high.

Exposure looks fine to me. Did you retouch this?

I was In manual Mode

Yes it was ISO1600 cause when I increased the Shutter Speed it got darker.
When I lowered the Shutter Speed It got lighter but it would not focus well

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"TracyF" wrote:

With my S5, I got a LOT of noise at anything above ISO 200, so if your ISO was above that, you would want to lower it.

The -2 means you are several stops away from a correct exposure. It goes in thirds, so that's about 6 stops away from proper exposure. If you decreased the aperture, then that would get you a bit closer (in this situation).

It will get darker with a higher SS as that reduces the amount of time that light can hit the sensor, so a lower SS will increase brightness; but you don't want it any lower than the 1/125 you already had for a kid shot, so you are best off opening your aperture up (lower f-stop number). If it's still too dark, you may not have sufficient light in that setting to take a shot without flash.

OK that makes A lot of sense. My F-stop was 5.6 and SS was 1/250
I was in my bed room and I was thinking maybe I didn't have Enough lighting coming through.
I will do more practice shots.. But I really Appreciate the Feedback,

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"sadieruth" wrote:

Ya, I am thinking the noise is b/c of the ISO and I think she kept upping it to try to expose it correctly.

Yes Exactly Cause with the SS @ 1/125 it kept getting darker. & the lower the SS it was Lighter.. & all this is what Im trying to understand.

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How open can your AP on your lens go? If you could open that up more it will let in more light allowing you to have your ss faster. + the open ap would distort or blur the background more for you.

Nice exposure.