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  1. michelegeorge4

    michelegeorge4 TPF Noob!

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    Ok this is my first baby shoot...

    1. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/michelegeorge4/DSC_0025.jpg

    Nikon d5000
    Aperture Priority
    Shutter 1/50
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure bias 1.33
    focal length 44mm
    ISO 320
    Natural lighting

    2. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/michelegeorge4/DSC_0037.jpg

    Nikon d5000
    Aperture Priority
    Shutter 1/50
    Aperture f/5.6
    Exposure bias 1.33
    focal length 42mm
    ISO 320
    Natural lighting

    3. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/michelegeorge4/DSC_0064.jpg

    Nikon d5000
    Aperture Priority
    Shutter 1/25
    Aperture f/6.3
    Exposure bias 2.00
    focal length 35mm
    ISO 320
    Natural lighting

    Thanks for looking!
     
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    nice poses

    use a faster shutter speed, at least 1/200 to stop camera shake and motion blur.

    make sure that you focus on the subject's eyes. It looks like you've focused on the bow in all of these. The eyes are the most important part of the photos.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!

    Obviously I am very new to this...so should I be on shutter priority then? I am having a hard time with this 11 point focus on this camera. I have to focus several times to try to focus where i want it.

    Thanks!
     
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    I don't know how to use nikons, but you should be able to chose the focus point that you want to use. That way, you control what is getting the focus, rather than the camera. Another option is to stop down a bit (maybe use f/8 instead of f/5.6). That way, more of the scene will be in focus. Or just switch over to manual focus and take care of focusing yourself. Aperture priority should work fine for your needs. Just turn the ISO up a bit.
     
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    Ok I just figured out how to pick the focus point. uughhh I wish I had figured it out sooner. Do you think they will still be OK for printing with the focus a little off?
     
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    I'm no pro, but I think either mode should be fine. However, if you are handholding and you are using Aperture priority, check to make sure the shutter speed is fast enough for the focal length you're using. If it's indicating too slow when you meter, open up the aperture more or increase ISO, and repeat. You know it's too slow if it's longer than 1/focal length * crop. You can estimate conservatively to be safe here.
     
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    If you're happy with them, then they're safe for printing. I'd reshoot, personally.
     
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    Ok then. Besides the focus, does everything else look ok?
     
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    I love the poses, but on the first two, you've cut off just enough of stuff (the head and the bow) to be annoying. In the third one, you've cut off enough that it looks intentional. Just be sure to be intentional with whatever you do. They're great!
     
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    LOL ok I see exactly what you mean now. Thanks again for your advise!
     

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