Drowned Rat....just for fun

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  1. luvmyfamily

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    Don't make fun of my OLD Photoshop! Here is the exif data, constructive critique is welcome. Out of focus? I did put this in just for fun....I'm a newbie. Ordered a new lens....can't wait til it gets here.

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    Date and time original image was generated: 2012:02:11 18:24:54
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T3
    Exposure time, sec: 1/20
    Aperture (F): 4.00
    ISO speed rating: 200
    Lens focal length, mm: 18.0
    Orientation: Normal
    Copyright: I
    File change date and time: 2012:02:12 13:31:31
    Aperture (APEX): 4.0
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Shutter speed (APEX): 0.0452 (1/22)
    Exposure bias (APEX): 0/1
    Metering mode: multi-segment
    Exposure mode: Manual exposure
    White balance: Auto white balance
    Scene capture type: Standard
    Artist: I
    X Resolution: 72/1
    Y Resolution: 72/1
    Units: 2
    SoftWare: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    YCbCrPositioning: Co-sited
    Exif version: 0230
    ComponentsConfiguration: YCbCr
    Colorspace: 65535
    PixelXDimension: 3088
    PixelYDimension: 2056
    FlashPix Version: 0100
    Compression: 6
    WhitePoint: 313/1000,329/1000
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    FocalPlaneYResolution: 2056000/595
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    This is a cute shot :D
     
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    Thanks, he's my babydoll :) It is however out of focus. Hoping one of the more advanced people on here can tell me how I could have gotten this in better focus. Was tricky with a moving dog that wouldn't be still. I ordered a 50mm f/1.4 lens. Hoping this will improve portraits, which is what I am more into.
     
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    Your shutter speed is really slow. Too slow, IMO, for a living breathing dog. Also, there might be a little shake just from the camera. 1/20 is too slow to handhold.

    The 50mm 1.4 is a great lens (I have the Nikon version) but heres a heads up. Don't shoot it at 1.4. Your photos will be completely out of focus due to the super shallow depth of field. It's really hard to nail focus at that aperture, especially for someone fairly new. I'm not saying you can't ever shoot wide open (though people on here will tell you different) but just be aware that, in the beginning, they are most likely going right to the trash.
    But anyways - congrats on the new lens. Have fun with it.....
     
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    Megan, since I am new, what do you think I should have set my shutter speed at? Also, about the lens, I am wondering if i should've gotten the 1.8.
     
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    You are shooting at an extreme wide angle and, even at that small f stop of F4 you should have enough DOF, but 1/20 is almost certainly causing motion blur.

    Up your iso, increase your shutter speed and f stop and you'll have all the sharpness you can use.
     
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    I am going to try this shot again and post in a bit on what you just suggested.
     
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    and shoot from further away.
     
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    I would try to keep the shutter speed above 100.

    I've thought that at times (about the 1.8). The 1.4 was 300.00 more then the 1.8. But I'm happy with it. 1.8 is going to do the same exact thing as 1.4 (super shallow DOF). Look up depth of field and a DOF calculator. Distance plays a huge role in depth of field. Anything shot super close (under 5 ft") will give a shallower DOF. So, putting some distance between you and your subject will always help.
     
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    Not sure if any better. Just playing around, learning a lot today if nothing else. I really don't like going above 400 on ISO to avoid grain, but worth a shot. I just need to practice.
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    Here is the new exif data:

    Date and time original image was generated: 2012:02:11 20:56:54
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T3
    Exposure time, sec: 1/20
    Aperture (F): 5.60
    ISO speed rating: 800
    Lens focal length, mm: 18.0
    Orientation: Normal
    Copyright: I
    File change date and time: 2012:02:12 16:30:17
    Aperture (APEX): 5.7
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Shutter speed (APEX): 0.0452 (1/22)
    Exposure bias (APEX): 0/1
    Metering mode: multi-segment
    Exposure mode: Manual exposure
    White balance: Auto white balance
    Scene capture type: Standard
    Artist: I
    X Resolution: 72/1
    Y Resolution: 72/1
    Units: 2
    SoftWare: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    YCbCrPositioning: Co-sited
    Exif version: 0230
    ComponentsConfiguration: YCbCr
    Colorspace: 65535
    PixelXDimension: 2428
    PixelYDimension: 1904
    FlashPix Version: 0100
    Compression: 6
    WhitePoint: 313/1000,329/1000
    PrimaryChromaticities: 64/100,33/100,21/100,71/100,15/100,6/100
    YCbCrCoefficients: 299/1000,587/1000,114/1000
    FocalPlaneXResolution: 3088000/905
    FocalPlaneYResolution: 2056000/595
    FocalPlaneResolutionUnit: 2
     
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    The 1.8 is pretty inexpensive...I think I wil get it as well.
     
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    What? You are going to buy it as well as the 50 1.4?

    Absolutely no point whatsoever to buy 2 50mm lenses that open up to pretty much the same aperture. Not much difference between 1.4 and 1.8 - .4. You are still going to have a super shallow depth of field and out of focus shots when shooting wide open.
     

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