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
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.
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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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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