A little better?

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  1. mostly sunny

    mostly sunny TPF Noob!

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    Never mind if the subject is not interesting. I used my camera in M, after some really awesome dude tried to tell me how to use my camera :lol: (I know it's just a lemon tree. But my Mom ask edme to take some pictures of it. She took this tree from my Grandfathers home when he passed 10 years ago. This is the first year it produced lemons. She wants to have a picture on her computer wallpaper at work.. as silly as that sounds. I know she misses him from time to time.)

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    Im new to all this so dont take it TOO seriously! :) I only like the third one... :) The lemons are pretty, but out of focus alot.
     
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    Crips-- They are blurry? Strange, see I don't lie #3- I like the color of 2 better.
    Should I mention I have a polarizer on my lens?

    I know, I know, Danielle STOP buying cr@p for the camera and LEARN how to use it!
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry, but the lemon shots are all out of focus.
     
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    Ok-- I need to.... Let me go figure out what I need to do.. this is going to require thought.. send the troops for me if I don't come back.
     
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    Awesome, you are getting much much better. You get the idea now of selecting the right aperture for the depth of field, or depth of in focus stuff.

    COuld you have used a smaller fstop (bigger number) for the lemons to get more of then in focus, sure, but it still conveys the point.

    Now that you are getting this lighting stuff, and learning how to use your light meter/manual mode.... it will be time to move onto composition where we all run around in circles.

    For your last shot, next time stop all the way down to f-22 and then adjust your shutter speed to get the rigt meter, you should get a better shot of the sun that way..
     
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    Do you have a tripod? IF so set it up so you have a lemon maybe off center, with other visible lemons behind it.. then set the focus on that single lemon (using the thumb pad to select the point on that lemon), and shoot.

    Your 50mm lens would be cool for that.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unless your mum has a very unusual monitor, it might be hard to use a picture in portait orietation as a desktop background.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    These images show much improvement M. Sunny. Keep working at it. I think this might be either camera shake, or just a soft lens. I can't see the EXIF info here at work. Keep up the learning. I for one am impressed you did this im M mode!
     
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    Image 1
    Camera Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
    Image Date: 2010:01:10 10:55:20
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 28.0mm
    CCD Width: 15.36mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO equiv: 100
    White Balance: Manual
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual


    Image 3
    Camera Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
    Image Date: 2010:01:10 10:43:29
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 28.0mm
    CCD Width: 15.36mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO equiv: 100
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual

    Image 4
    Camera Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
    Image Date: 2010:01:10 10:44:38
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 28.0mm
    CCD Width: 15.36mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO equiv: 100
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ah, 1/200th...might not be camera shake then.
     
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    Good for you to keep going at it! I don't have anything really to add that is helpful, but encouragement.
     

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