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 Post subject: Kids Photography
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:25 pm 
How can I take sharp picture of people in photo? I took one yesterday, the boy who is slightly more in front of the rest, came out sharper than the rest of the group in the picture. They are not out of focus, but i hope it could be sharper.

Shot in Av mode - f5.6
ISO 100
1/60
Focal Length 39mm

I am new to DSLR, appreciate all advices.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:51 pm 
someone stole your image its not here O_O

or your just asking some settings? O_O


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:53 pm 
Using f8 or f11 should be enough to get everyone into focus, but you will probably need to up your iso to 200 or 400 to get the same shutter speed


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:26 pm 
Yeah Id bump your ISO way up, to like 800 or so. Photographing kids you're going to need a much faster shutter speed than 1/60th. Also you'll need to reduce your aperture if there isnt enough depth of field.

What lens was is? An 18-55? In which case its very sharp and the problem is not the lens :wink:

Could you post the shot?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:55 pm 
@eos550 & jeremy 1302,

I am not sure about posting the picture, as it was taken in the garden, when asked about if i could take photo of them, they happily lined up for me to photo. Don't know their names and their parents, don't want to post without permission.

@ jeremy1302, when you said, reduce apperture, you mean go for a smaller f number? It is a 18-55 lens.

Thanks, Timmy for your advice as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:50 pm 
Sorry for the slow reply, Ive been away all weekend.

Yeah thats right. You're at f5.6, which doesnt have as much depth of field as say f8 or f11, where more will be in focus.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:32 pm 
Just to be clear, smaller in this particular case means bigger. A f5.6 aperture setting is a wider aperture than a f22 aperture setting


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:39 am 
Streets here is a video by the AWESOME Dom Bower explaining aperture and depth of field.

Hope it helps you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8auDUcOfHU


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:13 am 
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I like that video, but I really like Michael the Mentor, when I was first getting into photography I learned a lot from him. You can get to his aperture video here.

Also, check out his awesome website here and here. I personally think that you should check out the intermediate section (That is if you know about the rule of thirds already and what not). The beginner section is more angles and shapes, how to make you a better photographer. The intermediate is more technical data, how to control your camera without the auto mode.

Although watch out! He can be a bit of a Canon fanboy! :lol:

Also, what camera model are you using? Thanks!

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Anther thing to consider is when you zoom into your subject you narrow your depth of field, so sometimes its better to zoom out and move yourself closer to the subject.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:43 pm 
Which will also narrow your depth of field... :D


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...but not as much as zooming will do.

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