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Old 12-23-2012, 06:23 PM
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That's pretty much all I use. My Canon 40D and a 50mm. I would love to get a nicer lens but for now this works really well for me.
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Adrienne - thank you SO much for the really concise description of what f-stop, ISO, and shutter speed settings really mean when it comes to the photos you take! That description plus your photo examples really helped clarify a few things I'd been wondering about!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 PM
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Not a problem, they can be hard to understand and even harder to explain in simple terms. I hope that helps! I can't imagine shooting auto anymore, I can never get want I want and I find manual fun.
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I'm going to have to read this thread, play with my camera, read this thread, play with my camera etc to really "get" what you are showing me. I'm such a noob I don't suppose there are any good online classes anyone would recommend? Something to keep me on track and challenge me and help me as I go? I really would like to be a better photographer...
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I've found some helpful tips here: http://digital-photography-school.com/ - otherwise i usually just google stuff lol
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I'm going to have to read this thread, play with my camera, read this thread, play with my camera etc to really "get" what you are showing me. I'm such a noob I don't suppose there are any good online classes anyone would recommend? Something to keep me on track and challenge me and help me as I go? I really would like to be a better photographer...
Try the local community college, see if they have any online classes on the subject.
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Thanks Adrienne .

I have a hard time getting consistently good photos. If the lighting is just so, and the right color dog, and the right position..I might get a good shot. But action photos...not much. Skye..not much.
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f/5.6 1/2000 ISO 800

Even in manual, I can't lower the f stop much more than that, if I want to keep the high shutter speed?
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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Lower f stop means more light let in so the shutter speed can go higher. That's why I love my 50mm 1.8 because I can if need be use a really low f stop and get the shutter speed really high.

Usually I keep my f stop around f/2.8-f/3.5.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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Also, white dogs are super hard. I have not mastered it especially since Kaylee hates the camera. When I was out with Nina and she had Kela I had a lot of bad pictures. But some came out decent. Still over exposed in parts, the white fur with the black face seriously was messing me up.

1/1600 /3.2 ISO 200


As I'm looking through my pictures I'm noticing my best action shots seem to be using f/3.2. Hmmm, something to keep in mind.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:11 PM
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Is your auto focus on? The grass to the lower right of Skye is in focus, meaning you just missed your mark. Also, shooting a white dog is very hard, I have more difficulty with Shamoo than my red heads. I would lower the exposure, her coat is over exposed. Also, is that in the harsh afternoon sun?

The photo could do well with f/5.6 if it was focused properly but I would lower my exposure, lessen the light by dropping the ISO or shutter speed.
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