A&P Trying out manual focus on my 5700...

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  1. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    So yeah, I'm sitting in my bedroom at almost 6am..i have a final exam in 7 hours, but i decide i'm gonna take pictures instead of sleep/study. :o

    anywho, my room is dark as my bulb overhead (attached to my fan) blew out, so i have a small desklamp attempting to illuminate an entire room, doing a piss poor job.

    my dog was sleeping on the bed, so i figured i'd take some pics of her (stalker :noes: ) anyway, i set it to manual, but christ it's hard to tell if it's focused in that screen..i guess that's what happens when you dont have a mirror :hs:

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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i know in the first pic that the blanket and wall are WAYYY blown out, but she's black and i needed a 2 sec exposure just to get her into the picture..i used spot metering so that it would take her into consideration rather than a white wall.. :hs: suggestions on what i shouldve done?
     
  3. Dnepr

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    Double exposure.


    First exposes the dog, second everything else, then merge in photoshop.
     
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    Fill flash would probably be your best bet. Expose for the room and then pop a fill for the dog. :hs:
     
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