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    i would love some help!
    I have a crop canon t6i and shoot with a 50mm. the camera is terrible in low light and my house is not very bright. i am trying to do a lifestyle challenge where i post one picture a week. I shot this at 1.8 with 800 iso -- anything over 800 the picture is so grainy,,,

    these pictures are sooo grainy or out of focus - is it the iso - or did i completely get so oof? How can I make my pictures sharp looking, crisp looking? PLease helP!


     

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    one more...

    i appreciate any help/advice...
    i am really wanting to learn this year
     

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    I don’t think these are overly noisy.
     
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    I put a Canon t4i (closest on the list) into an online depth of field calculator. with 50mm at f/1.8 and estimating your subject distance at 3 feet, you have a total depth of field of .07 feet.

    That's a little more than 3/4 of an inch that will be in acceptable focus. You'll have to be really careful about your focus point(s), as not much else will be in focus.
     
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    F1.8 is very hard to control as the DOF is too shallow. I found it is more practical to use 4 or 5.6 for portrait. Add a off camera flash to add more light or increase the ISO. I normally use up to 1600.

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    Out of focus.

    Also digital images have noise. Grain only happens with film.

    Noise or grain is not the most important factor on a photo. If your image brings our emotion in people nobody will care about the noise.


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    Thanks...noise...got it!

    I appreciate the feedback... so the reason it look the way it does is becasue they are way out of focus?

    I did 1.8 for more light and blurred background.... I'm not sure how to get more light in..
    So would an app of say 3.5 be a sharper image? I could bump the iso to 1600 and try that
     
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    yes if you want more of your child to be in focus then either stop down the lens to 3.5 or 4, and bump up the ISO or decrease the shutter speed if you can. Another option would be to back up a bit which should increase the depth of field.
     
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    kelly5577 TPF Noob!

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    Thank you so much. I just ordered a 24 mm lens so that will also help worth dof correct? I'm not even sure what dof is completely.... off to Google!
     
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    Depth Of Field. Is a concept you must understand, incl. how to manipulate it, if you are to achieve the results you wish.
    As for the lens: That depends on what you hoped to achieve. To get a field of view like the shots you posted with a 24mm focal length you'll have to get closer . Generally speaking: Closer focusing distances (and wider apertures) lead to a more shallow depth of field.
     
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    Bouncing a shoe-mounted electronic flash unit off of the ceiling or off the walls, or off of a Rogue Flashbender would allow you to make crisp, sharp shots with your camera. Using f/1.8 to keep the ISO level below 800 is one issue; if you had electronic flash adding some supplemental lighting to the room, you could stop the lens down to say, f/4.8 or f/5.6 or f/6.3 and with the 50mm lens, you could get VERY crisp, well-focused shots with the 50mm lens.

    Using flash this way, bounced, looks pretty nice, and the flash can be used as a MAIN source of light with the flash firing at full power levels or nearly full power at low ISO settings, OR simply as shadow fill-in lighting, with the flash at 1/4 to 1/16 power, and with the camera set to medium- to high-ISO settings. In either case, the flash can be made to look pretty close to ambient type lighting.
     
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