DSLR noob needs C&C !!(Somewhat offbeat pic)

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Found an old screwdriver set lying around and decided to capture it with my new d5000 :)
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Thanks Dan, I realize it is a bit overexposed, and even one I posted yesterday was slightly overexposed. I took this with AP and a low ISO of 200 with no flash, should I be going completely manual and adjusting the shutter speed as well ?

BTW this is the pic from yesterday I am talking about,

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The lower your F# the more light you let in (brighter pic) if I'm not mistaken.


You are right, but I wanted a low F for a shallow DOF, so in that case I guess
I will have to compensate with a higher shutter speed..
 

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Yeah. Might have tried TV mode to see if it gave you what you wanted or full manual.
 

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get Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. I got it yesterday and have learned so much already! By the way like the pics :)
 

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Nothing interesting is in focus. The middle of the bits are. Focus should have at least been on the heads of the bits. It is a good DOF study though.
 

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The lower your F# the more light you let in (brighter pic) if I'm not mistaken.
No, the lower the number the less light you let in.

F/2 is a bigger f-number than f/16. Because the f-number is a fraction of the lens focal length (f = 1)

1/2 is a much bigger number than 1/16. ;)

The first photo has insufficient DOF for me, unless intended to be an abstract.
 
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The lower your F# the more light you let in (brighter pic) if I'm not mistaken.
No, the lower the number the less light you let in.

F/2 is a bigger f-number than f/16. Because the f-number is a fraction of the lens focal length (f = 1)

1/2 is a much bigger number than 1/16. ;)

The first photo has insufficient DOF for me, unless intended to be an abstract.

I am sure both are talking about the same thing :)
What twinklytoes is talking about is the number beneath the bar or the denominator, while you are talking about the reciprocal as a whole. It is quite ambiguous I guess in that some talk about "f/" and some talk about only "f".
 

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The lower your F# the more light you let in (brighter pic) if I'm not mistaken.
No, the lower the number the less light you let in.

F/2 is a bigger f-number than f/16. Because the f-number is a fraction of the lens focal length (f = 1)

1/2 is a much bigger number than 1/16. ;)

The first photo has insufficient DOF for me, unless intended to be an abstract.

I am sure both are talking about the same thing :)
What twinklytoes is talking about is the number beneath the bar or the denominator, while you are talking about the reciprocal as a whole. It is quite ambiguous I guess in that some talk about "f/" and some talk about only "f".
It is confusing because you never know what people are referring to, f/x or just f. It's much easier to just say "larger aperture" or "smaller aperture".
 

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I second what Polyphony said, I would like to see the tip of the bits in focus. Not sure if focusing on the first or second tier would look better.
 

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