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  1. pharmakon

    pharmakon TPF Noob!

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    Just a few shots from this weekend. Comment if you wish.

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    Thanks for looking!

    -Ronnie
     
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    I love the 1st one! If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the lights to look like that?
     
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    I am pretty sure you need to use a wide open aperture to get the lights to look like that. I was just reading about it in understanding exposure last night. I tried to do it last night but I could not figure out how to get the lighting correct.
     
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    Thanks!

    For the snowman I used my 28-135, had it about as close as I could get it to the ornament while still in focus. The snowman was actually on a mini christmas tree on a coffee table about 5 feet away from the real christmas tree (and lights). I had to do it that way because I don't have a lens with a really wide aperture.

    I played around with the camera -->snowman--> lights distances until I got the look I liked. There are some more shots from different distances on my flickr.

    Edit: BTW I used the widest aperture (lowest f/#) the lens would allow.
     
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    nice bokeh on 1.
     
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    Could you possibly post the exif data from number 1?
     
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    Sure, I'll post it when I get home tonight. I have really been meaning to make a template for lightroom so the important stuff gets embedded... right now I have it set to minimal exif because it was like 50 lines of exif data without that checkbox.
     
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    OK. Couldn't find a way to copy and paste it, but here's what I think you are asking for, if you wanted something else from the exif just let me know.

    Shutter Speed: 1.3 Sec
    ISO: 200
    Aperture: F/5.6
    Focal Length: 95mm
    Aperture Priority Mode
    Evaluative Metering

    Did not use flash - the snowman is lit by my dining room chandelier camera right
    (in case you didn't see it before I used the canon 28-135 lens)
     
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    Ahh so you used a tripod right? Nice picture btw.
     
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    yes a tripod was used... It was dark and at iso 1600 I couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed to hand hold. and thanks!
     
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    The first one is great. Great composition, shooting wide open definately made the shot.
     

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