I am wondering about the sunny 16 rule when it comes to portraits outdoors....will going by the rule (with f/16 for sunny or f/8 for cloudy) ruin your chances of getting really nice bokeh when doing portraits? Also, the table I was looking at had different values depending on what ISO you use...but you can't really use ISO 100 on a cloudy or overcast day, right, if you want a fast-enough shutter?
I'm no help. This the first time I've heard that rule
I don't know that the f/16 rule specifically applies to portraiture, it's more of an exposure guide if I'm not mistaken? I personally never, ever close up my aperture more than f/8 for portraits, and in that case it's only with a big group of people. For most portraits with one person I shoot at f/2. I'd think you'd lose pretty much all bokeh at f/16.
That's what I am thinking too Meagan.
Yep, exactly what Meagan said! Even at Disneyland on the sunniest of days, I was not going to close my ap that much!
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I agree with Megan too, I think for landscapes and other nature shots, that rule is fine. But, for portraiture, you just wouldn't have that nice shallow DOF.
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