self portrait of schumionbike

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  1. schumionbike

    schumionbike TPF Noob!

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    Camera make: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Camera model: KODAK EASYSHARE Z710 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMER
    Date/Time: 2007:04:10 17:11:15
    Resolution: 480 x 640
    Flash used: No
    Focal length: 17.5mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
    Exposure time: 0.050 s (1/20)
    Aperture: f/3.2
    ISO equiv.: 400
    Whitebalance: Auto
    Metering Mode: matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing


    Comments and Critiques would be great!!!
    Anyone think it's too tight of a crop?
     
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    bump =)
     
  3. julius

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    Hey schumionbike

    I think this is a good attempt at a self portrait.

    Why did you choose to set the exposure manually on this shot? IMO the exposure is a little long to be hand held (the image isn't as sharp as it could be).

    There is a rule of thumb that can be used to make sure your photos are sharp. Generally, you should not take a shot by hand slower than 1/focal length. ie for this case the length is 105mm, so to get a sharp image you should use a shutter speed of around 1/105 seconds or faster. This shot is only taken at 1/20 seconds.

    Upping the ISO level and/or dropping the aperture (probably not the aperture in this case) will speed up the shutter speed as you probably already know.

    Also, if your camera has a self timed option and you have access to a tripod this may be another way to take a self portrait and the image will be sharper this way too.

    Nice work
     
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    Hey thanks for the reply. You point out something that I didn't notice before too. I knew about the rule of the thumb but I didn't realize that my shutter speed was that slow compare to my focal lenght.

    I set the exposure to manual basically for learning purposes. The ISO on this camera is max out at 400 and aperture could go 2.8 but sometimes it can't. I have no idea why. I will try some of the auto mode later to see how the camera does it.

    I don't have a tripod so that's just unfortunate. Thanks for the reply though, I will keep in mind these tips next time I shoot anything.
     
  5. newrmdmike

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    the reason your camera can't always go to f/2.8 is because when it zooms in it can no longer let in that much light, its a characteristic of cheaper lenses.
     
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    ah, cool, you learn something new everyday, thanks newrmdmike.
     

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