A&P my son, the firecracker.

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    pics in the backyard. :o

    All taken w/ the Nikon 28-70 f/2.8
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    EDIT: Don't know why exif won't show up... but all done at ISO 640, f/2.8, and 1/1000 shutter. :o
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    done w/ no studio lighting. :mamoru:
     
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    How come you're using ISO 640 at 1/1000?
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Took the pics around 7:30PM when the sun was going down and I was trying to use as much light as I could. 200 was putting my shutter a little too low for what I wanted. Also, I had it on aperture priority (I think, since I usually leave it on that) and I just bumped the ISOs up until I liked the pictures. :dunno:
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    You lenses do have apertures other than f/2.8, right? :hsugh:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    yes. :hsugh:

    I wanted a somewhat shallow DOF. :hs:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm all about suggestions though... feel free to make some. :)
     
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    the second one is fucking HILARIOUS dude. but technically you should have a bigger DOF because the most important feature on a human face is their eyes and in all 3, the eyes are out of focus. you're focusing on his nose which shouldn't be the center of attention. composition looks great though.
     
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    What he said. They look a little dark to me too.

    Are you a hairy guy?
     
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    minus the hairy forehead.... he is the next zoolander
     
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    why didnt you slow down the shutter

    i am so confused
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm not hairy, but I am persian. :mamoru:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    good point. taken. :cool:
     
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    Yes, the eyes all look out of focus to me. Love his expressions and you captured them well!
     
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    1. Eyes are out of focus.

    2. Skin tones are all different between the three pics.

    3. Underexposed.

    4. Kid is hilarious.

    Did you use flash? If you didn't you should have.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    Honestly Girth, these aren't all that good.

    oodles of technical errors here.

    Your camera settings are all wrong, your focus is off, and you're waaaaay under exposed.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Redoing them today, stay tuned! :)
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I guess the mistake of me taking them at 2.8 is that I was somewhat close to hime, hence the out of focus issue.

    Suggestions on settings? Its nice and cloudy todayan no harsh light anywhere!
     
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    I know you're said you're looking for shallow DOF, but you don't have to use 2.8. If you want that super shallow DOF look that's fine, but you have to make sure you nail the focus on the eyes if you do that. But you should probably stop down a little to get more of the face in focus.

    And use an off camera flash! Flash is great for outside, you can really get that 3D look by combining the ambient and flash exposures, like this one from Strobist:

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    Not to mention, lenses are at their absolute softest when they're wide open. No need to do that unless you're out of other options to adjust.


    Settings:

    f4, 1/250th, iso 100.

    and break out some off camera flash for this stuff.

    Set the flash about 2-3 feet away, set it to TTL -1.0, and bang. Instant soft, happy fill light.
     
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    cute kid, hairy forehead. love his laugh.
     
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    Did someone say "off camera flash?" If one is good, three is better!

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    batteries on the flash were dead, so they're charging. Will try w/ flash next week when the wife wants '4 months' pics. :cool:

    ISO 200, f stops between f/4-f/8, 1/200-1/320

    Same lens. Wanted to see the difference. He was a bit more fascinated w/ his hands today than the camera...

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    in all honesty you really don't have to fix much until you make these pictures great. like danidentity said, nothing wrong with shallow DOF. just make sure the kids eye's are in focus.

    here is a picture of a kid that i took. i used a 50mm f/1.4 @ i believe...f/2.

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    believe it or not, I was focusing on the eyes in the first set. I guess I was just too close to him. Or maybe I should've put on the 50 f/1.4 instead. :dunno:
     

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