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    Default I've gone trigger happy :)

    I'm so excited to be experimenting with my camera in manual. I slipped outside on my deck for a few minutes and snapped a few more. Please CC. Sorry if I'm bombarding you with a bunch of pictures.

    The subjects are not very pretty but it's all I have to work with today.

    #1 1/250 f/5.6 ISO 800 Is this a tad underexposed?
    [IMG]018[/IMG]

    #2 1/160 f/5.6 ISO 800 I thought this one looked pretty good
    [IMG]019[/IMG]

    #3 1/50 f/9.0 ISO 800 And, this one a little overexposed?
    [IMG]020[/IMG]

    #5 1/50 f/11.0 ISO 800
    [IMG]022[/IMG]

    #6 1/160 f/5.6 ISO 800
    This one the background is a little blurred but the subject is in focus (I think) is this correct?
    [IMG]023[/IMG]

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    GREAT job for getting out there and practicing. It will help you learn sooooo much!

    Wiht an aperature of 11.0- there won't be any bokeh. That's way at the ap of 5.6- there was a bit of blurring going on.

    On the leaves set- #2 looks the best. You were right on under and over exposing those.
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    These subjects are right up my alley I think they're pretty! Great job experimenting with manual! You are on the right track!

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    Doesn't it feel good to get out there experimenting?? I think you're starting to see what all the different settings do. #2 of the leaves is my favorite as well
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    In your first set, #2 looks the closest, although #3 isn't so bad, there a maybe a few little blown spots.

    In your second set, they are both correct, IMO. Deciding when to make the background blurry is a creative choice that you can make. With portraits, I love to have a blurry background, so I shoot very wide open (usually around f2ish) When you make the background blurry it draws the eye to the subject.

    eta - sorry I wrote this ages ago, and forgot to post

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    I love that you are actually testing out the different shutter speeds to see how it affects your image. This is the best way to learn! I think #2 is the best for the leaves. Good job!





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    Quote Originally Posted by misskaci View Post
    I love that you are actually testing out the different shutter speeds to see how it affects your image. This is the best way to learn! I think #2 is the best for the leaves. Good job!
    I love it too!

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    You are on the right track, doing great! Is 5.6 the widest your lens will go?
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    Thanks everyone! I haven't just posted and run away I've still been practicing and experimenting daily. I've wanted to take most of my pictures outside (because it seems that I can capture better pictures outdoors) but being winter and nothing in bloom it's just difficult to find anything to photograph.

    I have found all of your advice very helpful and am trying to apply it each time I take a picture. I tried today to take some pictures of valentine's hearts in a jar inside. I'll post them and see what you think.

    Beth: I'm not sure if 5.6 is the widest my lens will go. How can I find that answer?

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    I think you are really learning from practice, what a great set of shots.


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