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my niece summer

Discussion in 'People' started by jayedeem, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. jayedeem


    Jul 19, 2008
    Fullerton, Ca
    Here's a couple of pictures of my niece that I took yesterday, I couldn't really get #2 to come out the way I wanted it in photoshop, oh well I'll work on it some more. I am still learning editing pictures so here's what I have to offer so far hehe.

    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/50s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/30s    ISO 100

    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/40s    ISO 100
  2. cute girl
    nice shots
    but, all a bit OOF
    i looked at your EXIF...
    i'd avoid shooting your lenses WIDE OPEN
    i'd shoot your 50mm at f/2.8 at the widest
    you'll get many more keepers

    no offense intended... it's just that f/1.8 on the 50mm gives you a DOF of 1" or less
    yielding few if any images IN FOCUS when shooting young children

    however.... post-processing can help improve any image
    in your second capture...
    i decreased the saturation a bit and used USM for sharpening
    and came up with this:

    NIKON D200    ---    50mm    f/1.8    1/30s    ISO 100
  3. jayedeem


    Jul 19, 2008
    Fullerton, Ca
    Thanks for the advice, I'll keep that in mind, I am still learning things, I learn through my mistakes and next time I'll get those keepers.
  4. what i did was very simple and show you how easy it is to make images better
    and i cannot stress this enough
    avoid shooting wide open
    even THE CAFE's greatest photographers get few keepers at those apertures...
    trust me on this point
  5. you are DOING GREAT
    everything i am saying here, i learned from other members, over time

    that's the greatest thing about THE CAFE
    learning from others.... doing... then, teaching others

    soon... folks will be coming to YOU for advice.... i promise you that

    thanks for being a member here
  6. oh..... and your niece is VERY cute
    can't wait to see more images of her
  7. Great advice (as usual) - The 50 1.8 is a peach of a lens... But VERY hard work at 1.8...

    Cute shots all the same!

  8. jayedeem


    Jul 19, 2008
    Fullerton, Ca
    Wow that came out really great, and looks hell of a lot better than before, thank you very much!!
  9. i was more than happy to help you with this
    and i appreciate your kind words regarding the results
    the image is so cute
    post-processing is a great tool

    i can't wait to see more of your fine work
    good luck and happy posting
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