I'm impressed with me :)

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  1. JeffieLove

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    Are these improvement?? mwaha! I had some fun tonight :) Did a little bit of shopping this afternoon after work... and then after my kids were in bed this evening, it was time for mama to play! :) Here's the results :)

    I took about 50 pictures, these are the best from each "subject" :)

    1. That DARN wine bottle! :) shutter: 1/30, f/5.6, ISO 200, 53mm... I did use auto focus with most of these as I was using a wireless shutter release and was kind of being a little bit lazy ;)
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    2. Here's the flowers again! Same settings as the wine bottle
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    3. Flowers and wine glass :) I think this came out a lot better than what I had done before! Same settings again :)
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    4. My Caleb's fire truck! f/4.5, 1/30, 29mm, ISO 200
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    5. My sister's reading glasses :) Same settings as the first 3 :)
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    I posted the pp'd shots... originals looked out of focus and yucky :(

    Now I'm going to have to cry if these still look out of focus to you all lol...
     
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    We will go over some of this in the group.

    Mainly, your shallow depth of field is causing the flowers to be soft almost all over the place. There will be a plane where it is in focus, but most everything else will be soft. Also try and move your subject closer to the edge of the board, leaving as much room as you can to the backboard.
     
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    so bring them closer to the camera? Further from the "backdrop"?
     
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    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, flower shots are out of focus and majority of the pictures are dark for my taste.

    Your last two intrigue me a bit, they almost give off an 'older' photo look.
     
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    Yup. If it was a poster board, turn it sideways so it's longer. Another trick is if you put the board on a book so it's off the surface of whatever you have it on, then you can put the backdrop much further back, just keep a level angle. No need to keep the backdrop up and touching.
     
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    Are these for the School of bitter?

    I agree on the unfocused, almost looks like the paper is in focus more than the subject matter. I think the reflections on the bottle and glass are harsh.
     
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    No, the other one....
     
  9. JeffieLove

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    Nope, a couple of these were used into my "application" for dom's school :)

    I tried to move my lights aroudn to get rid of the glare on the bottle and glass, but it was either really shadowy, or too bright :/ I couldn't get it right anywhere :(
     
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    what lights were you using?
     
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    Just 2 clamp lights
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Did you use a tripod ? if not that why they are not that sharp, shutter speed too slow for handheld
     

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