Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by pharmakon, Dec 7, 2009.
Just a few shots from this weekend. Comment if you wish.
Thanks for looking!
I love the 1st one! If you don't mind me asking, how did you get the lights to look like that?
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.
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.
nice bokeh on 1.
Could you possibly post the exif data from number 1?
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.
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
Focal Length: 95mm
Aperture Priority Mode
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)
Ahh so you used a tripod right? Nice picture btw.
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!
The first one is great. Great composition, shooting wide open definately made the shot.
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