Some help with focusing please.

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  1. fuzzybug

    fuzzybug TPF Noob!

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    I have my first slr camera, nikon d300. I'm having problems when i focus on close ups. If it's on a butterfly for instance, it might only focus on the head and blur the body. I know it's probably something really stupid i'm doing, but i need help please:(. Ive had a lot of good pics spoilt because of this..
     
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    Read up on depth of field, aperture settings, or wait until someone with more experience can help you out.
     
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    Depth-of-field (DOF) gets very shallow when you get in close. With good macro lenses the DOF can be so small as to necessitate several exposures using a range of focus ponts and then 'focus stacking' the images.
     
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    Try the beginners forum too, it's full of advice for, well, beginners. Enjoy your D300!
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