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 Post subject: HELP PLEASE !!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:14 pm 
hi
I want do to photos of people in the street looking like this < https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hp ... 7529_n.jpg > but i don't know how to put me dslr settings.I have an canon eos 350D and a canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens.
If you can help me please just reply.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:36 pm 
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errrr.

Try Aperture priority

and f1.8?


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Exactly what about the photo do you like? What is it that you're trying to replicate. You don't need to speak in a highly technical fashion - just say what you like.

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Welcome to the forum xhulio. I would suggest looking up portrait and street photography, in the mean time use P mode (professional mode according to KR). Even an off setting with this girl would never look bad.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:34 pm 
@trevor i am trying to achieve the effect that blur the background and focus the subject.i have tried the f/1.8 but i wont work , and i don't also know on which mode to do the photo.

@4xxxx i have seen a lot of pages but they are all almost the same .every page says to keep f/1.8, but they dont say on which mode.I have tried in P mode but apperture value moves by itself.

@dubaiphil i have tried that in Av mode and this is the result https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:36 am 
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You've got the right info. Having the aperture wide open (lowest value) will give you that blurry background look. I'd stay away from "P" mode, and use in aperture priority. That way, you set the aperture and it won't change as compose your photo.

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The P mode suggestion was tongue in cheek, looking at the photo it looks like the lens is not wide open if you shot it at f 1.8 and as above use app mode.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:25 am 
So guys which mode do you suggest me to shot and what apperture value?im shooting in av mode and f/1.8.


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Here's a few rules of thumb if you want the effect known as BOKEH (Boh-Keh) Its Japanese for Fuzzy. Americans say it Bow-Kee - but Its a Japanese word, you dont see Chinese ppl like me saying America like Am-er-ay-ka)

Anyway. Here are some steps to focus on for the time being to make the background as blured as possible.

1) get closer to your subject
2) the background needs to be as far away as possible.
3) Set to Av mode (or A mode - or Apeture Priority)
3) If shooting at f1.8, make sure the subject is completely in focus. Sometimes the persons nose and face is focused but the ears and hair is all blurry. If this happens, start shooting at f2.0 or 2.8
4) Keep your ISO as low as you can possible allow
5) If you can or have the ability, use the longest focal length possible, combined with the LOWEST apeture number you can get.
6) If the background isnt making it happen then change the background
7) if you want the background to have little Bokeh balls (balls of out of focused light) Find a background with small, distant and strong light sources. Eg, the sky poking through the gaps of leaves of a tree. (Like the first photo you posted)
8) Keep shooting, and good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:01 pm 
thank you leo.i have another question : what filter should i use for my lens ? i have a canon eos 50mm f/1.8 II


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With respect to bokeh, the filter has nothing to do with it. Unless you're talking about custom bokeh, which I don't think you are. Most just have a UV filter on the lens to protect the lens from scratches and damage. Be careful with that thou, cheap UV filters tend to degrade quality.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:48 pm 
no , im just asking for the protection of my lens , not for bokeh.i wanna byu one but i don't know wich one.


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Hoya UV(C) are really good for the price and that's what I used. If you can find it, get a "slim" version. Ebay is a good source for this.

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Hoya - Get a Hoya UV filter.

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I wouldn't put a filter on the 50. Better to buy a hood in my opinion. It will get you enough protection and you wouldn't have to take the filter off when shooting at night or with the sun into the frame.

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