WEEK 2: building on week 1...(discussion/photos)

Discussion in 'Talk Photography' started by tracey, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. TulaneMama

    TulaneMama countdown mode

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    well yes and no. i would love comment on my final pic, but also on the others. it just is another step :lol: and I do not want anymore steps right now! don't mind me.:badidea:
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    Thank you!:heart smirk:

    Is one of them final post worthy? :p
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    oh and one more thing and then I will stop - I promise...we COULD have discussions going on at flickr.

    I am just trying to get all the info everywhere and it is overwhelming moi!
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    tracey no worries on my mind

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    i think several of them are :) what are you thinking?
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    i'm sorry it's overwhelming you, ashley. i know you have so much going on. try not to stress about this...i'm totally not. this is supposed to be fun for us :)

    i'm not sure that having just one place is reasonable. that's what we did last week and we ended up with almost 300 posts. it was not a reasonable amount of information to sort through for folks.
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    ok, girls...i'm logging off to go run & maybe for the night. if you see me back on later it may (will) involve beer so i'll probably stay out of this thread.

    i've not had beer en masse in a couple months and fully intend to do so tonight. and i'm looking forward to it.
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    I posted my pics in this thread, but no one commented. Could someone take a look please?

    Teri - your pics are all great! I'm very impressed.
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    see I commented at flickr Rivka...this is what I am talking about. too many pleaces to comment. it is confusing and obviously frustrating for some.
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    I think commenting on either or both is appropriate.

    Flickr is helpful because the data is RIGHT THERE. You don't have to hunt for it. I can click on the photo information and see your settings and know how you did something. (Very helpful for me since I am trying to figure out how to get different affects).
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    this is your photo that best illustrates the effect of an open aperture on the depth of focus in a pic. the water shots are harder to see that as the blur is caused by the motion as well as the focus. the trees/path/landscape are further back, so there is not as much a difference in the fore/background.
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    rivka, i posted on flickr that i think the one of the leaf in the water is stunning. that said, i have to agree with carey.

    water shots are really hard to use to demonstrate this particular lesson. i used one as an example of how f4 can do a smaller landscape. some of yours have a similar feel to them...water is just not a good conduit of the blur effect (bokeh) that demonstrates why we use lower aps.

    the shot carey quoted really does exactly that.
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    Yep. Thanks :)
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    Maybe the 5th one?
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    I am taking from your other comment (not to me) that the water one would not be a good choice.
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    Here are my top choices, no clue on which one to pick, although I am partial to the first I think, only because it was such a special day. The others I just took playing around with my camera. I'd love some feedback on which one fits the assignment the best:

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    Are we focusing manually as well?

    I ask because I'm having a really hard time doing it manually. My picture for this week is this one, using auto focus.

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    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
    Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
    Aperture: f/4.0
    Focal Length: 28 mm
    ISO Speed: 400

    Here's the same shot, using manual focus. Every time I try to focus manually I end up with a blurry photo.

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    I am really dissatisfied with my photos so far. I feel like I can't get things in focus, and I have no idea how to take the photos that some of you are taking. I'm sure it's my inexperience and maybe also my lens, but I can't even figure out how to get close up photos and still stay at a low aperture for the assignment.
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    I have a few more posted on the Flickr group but they are even less good than these. ;)
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    adria, i always use auto-focus. :hug: what lens are you using?
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    nice choice :) water is hard for a few reasons.
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    cat, i like this one. for a few reasons...all of yours exhibit what we are going for this week, but this one shows more contrast and thus is more visually interesting. we're not really looking at visual contrast this early in the project, but it appeals to me for that reason. the others...the dad and baby and candle, for example...are very tone-on-tone with the background. not the colors per se but more that they are all the same variant of each color...the tone or brightness. there is little contrast. that's ok...but of the 4 you showed, this one does what we need AND offers the visual contrast.

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