I'm a beginner, so I guess this is the right place. Here are some of my favorite pictures that I have taken since I got my camera..I think it will be easy to see what interests me. :mrgreen: I stayed in manual mode, or at least aperature priority/time priority mode for each of these. I'm having a hard time getting the extreme narrow depth of field I'm looking for. For some of the action pictures I really wanted to blur the background. I tried slowing the speed down some and panning but the result wasn't what I was looking for. Also on some of the car pictures I also wanted to try to get a shallow depth of field and still the background was almost in focus. How do I only keep the subject in clear focus? I at least tried to keep a good composition for each of these. Thanks. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Thanks again.