A&P some head shots from sunday

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  1. Mike Panic

    Mike Panic New Member

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    heres 3 more... mostly just head shots, again shot outside, 10d, sigma 28-200 f/3.5-5.6, no fill flash, wb set to cloudy, no reflector

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  2. Merli

    Merli gplus.to/merli OT Supporter

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    Just my opinions:

    First shot could have benefited with a reflector
    2nd and 3rd shots are too sharp. Soften them a little or overexpose them 1/3-1/2 stop next time to soften the skin
     
  3. Mike Panic

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    they last 2 were pretty soft, i sharpenend them in ps using the nik plugin... but thanks for the honest feedback
     
  4. wop

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    how do you get her in focus and the back ground not? I only have a SD110. :hs:
     
  5. nitro

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    Big aperture.
     
  6. Hua

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    Set your focus point on her, use a low aperature. A higher aperature will bring the foreground and background both into focus more.
     
  7. wop

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    I don't think I can adjust my focal point... or do you center it on her the crop accordingly later?
     
  8. Hua

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    It's done before the picture is taken. What camera do you have?
     
  9. wop

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    canon SD110.
     
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  11. Hua

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    Unfortunately your camera is fixed to the center. :hs:
     
  12. wop

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    with a SLR you can change the focal point? dope.
     
  13. Merli

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    Use your focus lock... Frame the photo like you want it (like above), then without changing zoom or anything, swivel the camera so that her face is in the middle of the frame, and HALF-WAY press the shutter and hold it there.

    What this does is lock the focus to what was in the autofocus point (her face) even if you move the camera afterwards, as long as you keep that shutter half-way depressed.

    Then swivel the camera so it's back to your original wanted composition (like above) and press the shutter again so the remaining 2nd half gets pressed which will fire off the shutter.

    Search google for Focus Lock if I haven't explained it well :)
     
  14. Vilnius

    Vilnius Bruised, battered, and scarred but hard. OT Supporter

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    Unfortunately, the DOF (depth of field) is much larger on your camera then what a DSLR offers. This is due to the size of the sensor, and and aperture range of the lens on your camera.

    Bokeh, (out-of-focus parts of the image) is very hard to get on a P&S camera, without being in some sort of macro mode, and being very close to the subject.
     
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    I like it. No need to repeat Merli's observations.

    I like the skin tone.
     
  16. Pinoy2145

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    is there any way to do that on a SD100?
     
  17. Mike Panic

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    not really
     
  18. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    hahaha, I had a large case of deja vu when I saw this thread. I see you posted these over at vwvortex.com as well. ;)
     
  19. wop

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    I will try... I think I get it.
     
  20. ProgWRX

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    i <3 the framing :bigthumb:

    good stuff
     
  21. red^star

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    I like the skintone but I don't neccesarily like the expression on the model.

    I would have used a different composition with the facial expression, but that's only my opinion.
     
  22. Merli

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    You still won't get as much bokeh (out of focus background blur) like above though, the aperture of your point and shoot is too small :(
     
  23. wop

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    ok... I can not adjust the aperture either... (-_-)

    P&S has the draw backs for sure... but I am not going to carry a SLR around everywhere I go...
     
  24. Claydus

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    what is this reflector you speak of?
     

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