A&P first decent pic

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  1. bearsdidit

    bearsdidit OT Supporter

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    still new to the dslr world... took a few pics of my brother skateboarding today, i'm freaking addicted.

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    decent pic?
     
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    should have spent the money buying him shoes :rofl:

    its nice
     
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    yea its a decent pic. you should think about what you like in it. I like the lighting, and how it casts shadows on his face and legs. I also like the shadow on the ground. The contrast between his face and the buildings with the dark street is also nice. When you see pics you like, try to figure out why you like them more than others and then think about those things when you are out shooting
     
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    i would suggest a tighter crop, as it is now the background has alot of "distracting" elements that can shift the focus away from the main subject. overall though its a great start and u really captured the energy well.

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    maybe even tighter on the right, to let his shadow fill up the majority of the right hand side.
     
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    yea, I'd say just shift the crop...a little more on the left, a little less on the right
     
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    cool, thanks for the feedback guys
     
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    naw it gets to messy on the right. im thinking cutting it at the edge of his shadow on the right would be on point cause the shadow pulls u back up into the frame. i like it tight on the left like that.
     
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    a huge noob question, i'm shooting with a 20d and a 28-70 ef f3.5-4.5 lens... in the preset modes teh AF works fine, however when i'm in AV or Tv modes af doesn't work, is that normal???
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Check that your custom functions, in the menu for focus, are on set for AF not AE. If it's set to AE you have to use the * button on the back to focus which I prefer anyway.
     
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    That's how mine is set too. :h5:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    greatest setting evAr.
     
  13. bearsdidit

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    thats odd, i'll check tha when i get home, what is the benefit of that?
     
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    It's fucking awesome.

    First off it takes the focus control off the shutter release button. Half click now becomes AE lock in program, AV, and TV.

    When you have the camera in manual the half click doesn't matter.

    You can retain your af point forever and take lots of pics without chance of hunting without putting the lens on manual.

    Overall it's the way to go. And it makes you choke up on the camera more. That's good.
     
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    ahhhh, i can see where that would make sense. i'll check it out when i get home.
     
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    Just try it. You will either love it or hate it.
     
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    I've tried focusing like that, but when you have large hands, I really have to cock my thumb back to get to the button.... gets sore / tired pretty quickly.

    Plus, I'm left-eyed and my thumb ends up hitting my forehead, which annoys me.
     

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