Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by crowl31, Dec 18, 2007.
hey i will post photos some time soon but i did it but i dont know how! LOL
no doofus i know how to post a picture i was saying i took a picture with a blurred background but i dont remember how i did it!
if anyone is out there with a D40 and are wondering how to set f/ its the little wheel on the upper right back side. set to A and dial.
here is the photo that i did but i still dont know how i did it (what settings, etc)
too dark and the ring not sharp enough.
do you have manuel setting on your camera cause i find that easier.
set f stop to lowest and shutter speed to 200 [i think]
i was just trying to take a photo of my hubby's new ring..i wasn't trying to make it perfect and then when i took this photo NOT INTENDING TO DO THE BLURRED BACKGROUND it happened.
i had the f stop on 2.8 which is lowest i can go and i dont know what my shutter speed was at...
here is a better picture of it...sharpened and brightened up a bit
Actually, you had the aperture set to F/3.2 and your exposure time was 1/30th of a second according to KUSO EXIF viewer.
You did it... well done!
The aperture decides if the background is blurry or not. If it is a low number it will blur, if it is a larger number like F/7 or greater, it will have less to no bokeh (blurring).
how do you know what all the settings were.
you know i think you are right about the 3.2 f stop or not since i know some of my settings only go down to 3.2 and some 2.8
how do i find out what my settings were?
Exif data is saved with the photo files. Exif data is your camera settings. On most of the graphical software I have (Thumbsplus, Irfanview, PSP7, etc) you can choose File menu>properties or show exif or similar and view it.
Also, there are some programs that I've seen that is specifically for viewing exif data. I know there is a program and a Firefox plug-in that allows you to see exif data from pics right in your browser on forums such as this. I haven't installed that yet, but am planning to.
Whoohoo! Been here a week and I'm able to answer a question!
It freaked me out the first time someone did that to me...
Most cameras include this info when you take any picture. This is called EXIF data. I can even tell that you used PS CS2 to edit this picture with (page #2 of 4 pages displayed)!
There are many EXIF readers out there that you import a picture and it gives me the data. If you google EXIF READERS you will find many chocies.
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