standing out of bg :)

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    well, I followed a suggestion made by my friend and tried do play with it a bit. I wanted her to "stand out" from the background. It is hard to fully control the dof with non-dslr camera and that is what crossed my mind :)

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    Here are some things you can do to decrease DOF:

    switch camera to portrait mode
    decrease ISO (as long as it opens up the aperture as opposed to decreasing shutter speed)
    use a longer focal length
    decrease camera to subject distance
     
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    I know I know... but it was shot on the max zoom and I was far far away from her. ISO was 200 what is the lowest here and apperture 2.8... also.. the best I can do with my cam. :)
    well I'm afraid that the pic is dead... the serv is... and will be for the enxt few hours... so sorry guys.
     
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    Great pose, but a couple of minor things stick out to me...

    1. The flesh tones seem a bit yellowish to me.
    2. The cell phone in the pocket drives me nuts...it keeps drawing my eye away from her face.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that saw this.
     
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    I couldn't see the photo when I posted my earlier comments. The DOF is fairly shallow. I think that a simpler background would help make the subject stand out more. The architecture is sort of busy.
     

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