Photo Shoot

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  1. dla

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    I will be taking some pictures of a friends kids. It will be in my back yard under a large oak tree. No matter what time of the day it is always shady. I have the kit lens that came with my Nikon D3000 to work with and only the flash on the camera. I was looking for a place to start with the settings.

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  2. Goontz

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    There's no way we can tell you some setting that will be sure to work. There are no magical settings, period. Even as a baseline. It all depends on the light. Use your light meter and own knowledge.
     
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    ^^ basically. Normally, i guess on my first shots (based off of my meter), review them and the "blinkies" (tells me what is blown out), and then i go from there. Its alot of guess and check until you get it right.
     
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    I would walk up to a scene like that with my ISO set at 400. Shutter at 1/200. Aperture set at 8. Then adjust everything from there for my desired effect. Metering mode to center weighted, and AF to spot.

    If you are asking this question, I would suggest setting your camera on Aperture Priority (A) setting and letting the camera choose the rest. If you are getting motion blur, either add light (reflector, speed light, new location) or open your lens up a stop or two.

    When posting a question like this, it is always good to list your available gear.




    p!nK
     
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    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Under the shady tree, I would be more concerned with under exposed subjects.




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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just use AUTO.
     
  7. Goontz

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    I have to agree, when this sort of question is asked.
     
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    Would that be P for Park?:mrgreen:
     
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    P is for Professional!
     
  10. hillikus

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    All this time I thought my camera was broken...when I set mine to P it just turns off and displays "Yeah Right."

    Some day I will become a Jedi and I too, can use P.
     

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