There are certain times of the day I really hate to shoot, especially when it comes to portraits, however, it was the only time I could do this...(about 2:00 pm.) Need comments...too bright...too fuzzy?
Thank you for the kind words JBL!I like it. That's a tough time to shoot, but you've pulled off a very usable shot.
Thank you Murphy...great advice...I will definately use this - thanks again!Seneca,
Boy I can relate. I too am learning the D200. I have to truly focus on focusing. I notice that in this image, the background is also in focus. I would have opened up the aperature which narrows the depth of field. This makes me THINK about what I want in focus and then I work at making that sharp. Mostly I set the camera to Aperature priority and turn on Auto ISO. I don't have to worry as much about shutter speed and the amount of light. So most of the time I can focus on the aperature, the depth of field, and what is sharp in my viewfinder. I am not finding it easy. But it is getting easier.
Not sure what I was thinking at F14...and looking away from the camera is a great ideal. I'm really glad I posted this picture...I knew I would get some good advice.>> Need comments...too bright...too fuzzy?
Yes, too bright. The "fuzziness" may be the result of your choice of aperture. At f/14, diffraction enters into the equation. When the sun is bright, make sure your subjects are looking away from it. Otherwise they'll scrunch up their faces.
I'm learning that cropping is also an art. Ok I'll get closer and see what that does for me. I am so an amature at this - so I love the advice that I am getting.Thank you Czechman01!!Direct sun and portraits doesn't work unless you use a diffusion panel... or wait for nature to provide her own, an overcast day.
That's a great shot, but get closer. Cropping in the camera is the same as cropping in PP... delete everything that does not contribute to the image.
I think you should have used a smaller DOF for this shot. Most of the time a lower F stop works better for portraits. I like something that will blur the background big time and not take away from the subject. You should stop down to at least F4 I would think to get a nice creamy background and still keep your subjects in focus. Otherwise it looks like a good shot, but maybe darken the shot a bit to add a little more contrast to it.
Too funny...now I got the song in my brain :biggrin: Eric, thanks for compliment. I'm hoping to do better this weekend. Got a lot of great advice. Thank again.As I looked at the picture in my head I thought, "Bethany and Josh sitting in a tree..." because my little 2 y.o. runs around the house singing, "Daddy and Mommy sitting in a tree" - it's been running in my head lately.
Nice photo. I like the white balance; good job in a tough situation.