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Old 01-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #46
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Look here you little midget..... The point I was trying to make is that I have been goofing around with the settings, I just don't know when it's appropriate to change them or which ones to even change.

This better?

Not bad, but if you can try and get in front ( or at least off the side a little) like this.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:40 AM   #47
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Thanks, Rick. I don't fully understand all of the F stuff even after working volunteer for my friend who thought he could be a professional photographer and tried to teach me a few things. I am lazy and leave the Olympus on AUTO way too often. I have tried using the pre-made settings for "Portrait" which gives a little more depth of field and blur to the background and the "landscape" setting which focus on the background and blurs the foreground (like looking off a mountain). It allows me to go into the menu and manually change all kinds of settings, I just don't know what direction to go and what the changes mean in the end result. I am really looking forward to learning more about this. I also like taking pics that play tricks with the depth of field, like this:




Oh, and that lizard pic was shot through glass so I had to work to avoid reflections and auto-focus issues because of the glass...
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:45 AM   #48
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Not bad, but if you can try and get in front ( or at least off the side a little) like this.
Yes, I agree. I am really looking forward to getting some lessons!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:46 AM   #49
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Thanks, Rick. I don't fully understand all of the F stuff even after working volunteer for my friend who thought he could be a professional photographer and tried to teach me a few things. I am lazy and leave the Olympus on AUTO way too often. I have tried using the pre-made settings for "Portrait" which gives a little more depth of field and blur to the background and the "landscape" setting which focus on the background and blurs the foreground (like looking off a mountain). It allows me to go into the menu and manually change all kinds of settings, I just don't know what direction to go and what the changes mean in the end result. I am really looking forward to learning more about this. I also like taking pics that play tricks with the depth of field, like this:




Oh, and that lizard pic was shot through glass so I had to work to avoid reflections and auto-focus issues because of the glass...
Cool pic bw!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:23 AM   #50
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I also like taking pics that play tricks with the depth of field, like this:



That's a good example of using a deep depth-of-field for effect.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:49 PM   #51
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I also like taking pics that play tricks with the depth of field, like this:

Man, she is huge , or he is a Leprechaun. COOL !!
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:12 PM   #52
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Man, she is huge , or he is a Leprechaun. COOL !!
He's a Hobbit...
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:03 PM   #53
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Not bad, but if you can try and get in front ( or at least off the side a little) like this.
That's one of the types of Shots I'd like to learn to do.
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What about Glamour shots?



Can you teach us?








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Old 01-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #55
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Can you teach us?








You know, I thought about it for a long time, but there's nothing I can say that would be as funny as that picture...
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:49 PM   #56
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You know, I thought about it for a long time, but there's nothing I can say that would be as funny as that picture...
I got one. I was laughing at your post and my son asked, "What are you laughing at." I answered, "Mr. Rick wrote something funny." Then he said (as he pointed at that awful picture) "Is that Mr. Rick."
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:49 PM   #57
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Here is a portrait pic for your review. Just excuse the moltley crew.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:19 PM   #58
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I got one. I was laughing at your post and my son asked, "What are you laughing at." I answered, "Mr. Rick wrote something funny." Then he said (as he pointed at that awful picture) "Is that Mr. Rick."
Now that's just depressing.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:23 PM   #59
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Here is a portrait pic for your review. Just excuse the moltley crew.
Nothing wrong with that photo. You can see everyone's face (on second thought that might be a bit of a drawback ) and the bikes. The exposure looks pretty good. Shave a little off the bottom and you got yourself a nice group shot.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #60
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I'm in, the 27th sure would be nice as I'm obligated for the 20th. I have a Nikon D5000 and its much smarter than I'm afraid I'll ever be The first two are Rosemary bridge and the second two are at St. Louis Zoo tell me about them please.









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