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handicap18
10-02-2007, 03:27 PM
New month, new assignment. Depth of Field. This seems to have come up more than a few times recently. So lets get out there and see what we can come up with.

Shallow Depth of Field: Where only a small part of the picture is in focus, everything else is out of focus.

Deept Depth of Field: Where everything in the picture is in focus.

I think along the way of this assignments thread others can give more of a tutorial, but generally speaking to get a Shallow DOF you want a Big aperture, ie: small number. Like f/4 to f/1.4. To get a deept DOF you want a small aperture, ie: big number. Like f/16 to f/22.

I think showing or including EXIFdata is pretty important for those learning, especially for this assignment.

The subject in the image can be of anything so long as it fits and shows Depth of Field in either direction.

Lets see what we can come up with. We see lots of great shots that fit here and I know many people would like to take shots like them, but don't know how. Well now's everyone's chance to practice and see what their camera can do.

Have fun!!!!! :thumbsup2

handicap18
10-02-2007, 03:35 PM
I'll start it off with examples of both. I took them on Sat (though it was still Sept) with this assignment in mind.

Shallow DOF:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1414/1472666106_b380e50eb7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handicap18/1472666106/)

ISO 200; 1/800th, f/4


Deep Depth of Field:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1175/1472666098_887334b926.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/handicap18/1472666098/)

ISO 200, 1/60th, f/14

jtimmons
10-03-2007, 05:51 AM
This one leaves the moth and leaf in full focus, but everything else is blurred.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k103/jonton_1/MothLeaf.jpg

Nikon D50
300mm
1/1000 second
f/5.6
Auto White Balance

gokenin
10-03-2007, 06:46 AM
this is my first attempt at depth of field so have lots to learn
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x312/gokenin/IMGP0265.jpg
File size: 191076 bytes
File date: 2007:10:03 06:10:37
Camera make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera model: PENTAX K100D
Date/Time: 2007:10:03 07:22:54
Resolution: 800 x 532
Flash used: No
Focal length: 180.0mm (35mm equivalent: 270mm)
Exposure time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x312/gokenin/IMGP0266.jpg
File size: 185138 bytes
File date: 2007:10:03 06:10:55
Camera make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera model: PENTAX K100D
Date/Time: 2007:10:03 07:23:08
Resolution: 800 x 532
Flash used: No
Focal length: 180.0mm (35mm equivalent: 270mm)
Exposure time: 0.050 s (1/20)
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x312/gokenin/IMGP0267.jpg
File size: 208412 bytes
File date: 2007:10:03 06:11:13
Camera make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera model: PENTAX K100D
Date/Time: 2007:10:03 07:23:20
Resolution: 800 x 532
Flash used: No
Focal length: 180.0mm (35mm equivalent: 270mm)
Exposure time: 0.250 s (1/4)
Aperture: f/32.0
ISO equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Gdad
10-03-2007, 07:49 AM
I love this monts assignment! I can't wait to get out and take some pictures now! :thumbsup2

Suburbanmom
10-03-2007, 08:07 AM
Just this morning, I was reading Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure and I was on the chapter about depth of field and I was thinking, I really need to work on this. Thanks for giving a little push to get out there and try some new techniques. I'll be posting soon. :)

Disney*Dreamer
10-03-2007, 08:10 AM
I took this one at Disney. I didn't set out to take it, but I am wondering if it is considered a shallow DOF. I am just learning about Aperture, along with everything else. And this is one that I want to learn a lot about, because I love the effect, I think it adds a lot of drama to very plain pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC00818.jpg
F-Stop f/4
Exposure time 1/320 sec
ISO speed ISO-160
Focal Length 41mm
Max Aperture 3
Metering Mode Pattern



Also the thing I get confused with when setting the Aperture, is what to she the ISO at. Well honestly, all of it confuses me, lol. I have no idea what anything is supposed to be set at.

0bli0
10-03-2007, 09:30 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/imagetechphoto/family/kalen__EPS1565.jpg

body: epson rd1 digital rangefinder
lens: voigtlander nokton 35mm f/1.2 mc
iso: 400
shutter speed: 1/120
focal length: 35mm
aperture: f/1.2
flash: no flash
focus: manual focus
lighting: illuminated by 2 11w flourescent lights almost directly overhead (the bathroom light)
subject: 11 months old
water: H2o

0bli0
10-03-2007, 10:09 AM
2 views of a the same subject. different cameras, different lenses, different medium, different form factors. same aperture. similar focal length. taken within a minute of each other.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/1325333770_3eb958bde5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/0bli0/1325333770/)
digital
body: canon 1dmk3
aps-h 1.3x 'crop factor' (smaller than 35mm - larger than aps-c 1.6x)
24-70 f/2.8L
70mm
f/2.8
shutter speed: 1/60


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1373/1325202154_1c8fbd4a5f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/0bli0/1325202154/)
film
body: bronica etr
format: 645 medium format (2.65 times larger than 35mm)
lens: zenzanon 75mm f/2.8
focal length: 75mm
f/2.8
shutter speed: 1/8
film: ilford pan-f+ (developed in hc110 - dilution 'E' for 5.5 minutes @ 20c)
iso:50
shaken, not stirred (ok technically tipped twice every 30 seconds)

Pea-n-Me
10-03-2007, 04:37 PM
I'm glad you picked it because it's something I've been meaning to practice more. Here are my first attempts at shooting just for DOF.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/IMG_8666.jpg

Focal length: 37.8mm (35mm equivalent: 238mm)
Exposure time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
Aperture: f/3.5
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/paulandlinda/IMG_8681.jpg

Focal length: 32.2mm (35mm equivalent: 203mm)
Exposure time: 0.0016 s (1/640)
Aperture: f/3.5
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: matrix

Disney*Dreamer
10-03-2007, 05:02 PM
This one was taken right outside of Splash Mt, just where the parade starts. Cute little guy, my son wanted to take him home.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC00625.jpg

valandemmy
10-03-2007, 05:45 PM
These are shots from our beach trip in April.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/valandemmy/bird.jpg

Fstop F/3.7
ISO 160


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/valandemmy/pier.jpg

Fstop F/2.8
ISO 64

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v682/valandemmy/021800x600.jpg

Fstop F/3.3
ISO 160

I am horrible at manual adjustments, so these shots are all Trial and error
any advice on what to do different would be great.

LMarge
10-03-2007, 07:36 PM
http://homepage.mac.com/imagetechphoto/family/kalen__EPS1565.jpg

body: epson rd1 digital rangefinder
lens: voigtlander nokton 35mm f/1.2 mc
iso: 400
shutter speed: 1/120
focal length: 35mm
aperture: f/1.2
flash: no flash
focus: manual focus
lighting: illuminated by 2 11w flourescent lights almost directly overhead (the bathroom light)
subject: 11 months old
water: H2o


:rotfl: I LOVE this!! I especially appreciate your commentary on the lighting, subject and props!!;)

LMarge
10-03-2007, 07:45 PM
shaken, not stirred (ok technically tipped twice every 30 seconds)[/

Obli0 - I don't know why - but I just started chuckling when I read that!!:lmao: I just had this James Bond in a dark room image!!:goodvibes OK - perhaps that not such a bad thing!!!:lmao: ;)

On a serious note, only you could make a clothes pin look that interesting!:thumbsup2

0bli0
10-03-2007, 09:34 PM
thanks Marge, for the comments :) this is a great subject this month.

i love the picture of Kalen. it's bloody hard to get an 11 month old to be in the focus plane with a f/1.2 lens - especially manually focussed. for some reason, when i exported the .jpg, it's not nearly as nice (the exposure seems off) as the original raw file (and the print we have in the living room).

re: the clothes pin (peg as we'd call it here) - i was surprised at how different the shots came out. the tipping vs shaking is the type of agitation when the negatives are in the developer. it can have a dramatic effect on the way the negatives turn out. i should also point out - the Kalen shot was taken this month. the others weren't... :rolleyes1

btw i love valandemmy's first under pier shot!

AndrewWG
10-04-2007, 05:17 AM
Well, here is a try on a California Poppy. I thought the deeper DOF would be greater, but I will have to try some more I guess. Also it is VERY hard to get great focus at f1.8. I didn't want to go above f14 as the shutter was at 1/50 and I was using my 50mm lens. As I understand it, that is pushing it a bit for handheld, especially with the 1.6x crop factor. I could have bumped the ISO, but I wanted them to both be at 100.


Andy

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/IMG_7903.jpg

Exposure time: 0.0003 s (1/3200)
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO equiv.: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/IMG_7913.jpg

Exposure time: 0.020 s (1/50)
Aperture: f/14.0
ISO equiv.: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

AndrewWG
10-04-2007, 05:23 AM
Another shallow DOF photo of a "friend" that my DD caught in the yard the other day (although it was in September).

Andy

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/IMG_7888.jpg

Exposure time: 0.0002 s (1/6400)
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO equiv.: 1000
Whitebalance: Auto
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Master Mason
10-04-2007, 08:00 AM
Here is another thing that shallow DOF will let you do. This was shot though a chain link fence at f/2.8. It makes the subject a little softer, but you can not see the fence I was shooting through.

http://gregghall.smugmug.com/photos/201926701-L.jpg
ISO 100
SS 1/1600
f/2.8
shot in RAW
PP in Lightroom (slight color adjustment and crop)

LMarge
10-04-2007, 06:22 PM
Master Mason,
When I've tried this with the S2IS, it never works - needless to say I sat with my camera poked thru the link in a fence for most of baseball season! Do you know if this is a problem with the S2, you just can't seem to override the focus, even in manual. Perhaps it's something I'm doing/not doing? Any suggestions?:confused3

Master Mason
10-04-2007, 06:33 PM
I try to get about 5 ft from the fence, and put the focus point on the very center, so if I move, sometimes it will focus on the fence, and I have to move around a bit. I usually do this in av mode.

I am really not familiar enough with the sX line to say more, I have only played around with an S3 for about 30 minutes one time.

ukcatfan
10-04-2007, 10:04 PM
The DW surprised us with this thing this afternoon!!! Perfect to show a shallow DOF

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/kmhobs/IMGP3366.jpg

* Camera model: PENTAX K100D
* Date/Time: 2007:10:04 20:56:11
* Resolution: 800 x 532
* Flash used: No
* Focal length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
* Exposure time: 0.050 s (1/20)
* Aperture: f/2.0
* ISO equiv.: 200
* Whitebalance: Auto
* Exposure: Manual
* Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing

We literally have a zoo now I think. This makes the fourth cat (first female though) and we also have a dog, a rabbit, and a snake.

Kevin

Pea-n-Me
10-04-2007, 10:43 PM
What a beautiful kitten, Kevin. I love her colors and the colors in the picture. I think she's a "money cat", isn't she? Maybe she'll bring you luck! :shamrock:

ukcatfan
10-05-2007, 04:50 AM
What a beautiful kitten, Kevin. I love her colors and the colors in the picture. I think she's a "money cat", isn't she? Maybe she'll bring you luck! :shamrock:

Thank you. The background colors are actually a Mickey Mouse pillowcase! It just shows how a shallow DOF can turn a distracting background into an interesting one.

Kevin

JediTim
10-05-2007, 06:14 AM
Here is another thing that shallow DOF will let you do. This was shot though a chain link fence at f/2.8. It makes the subject a little softer, but you can not see the fence I was shooting through.


What an excellent shot. The shallow DOF also give movement to the ball to show action...Excellent.
Tim

AshleyMWC
10-05-2007, 10:25 AM
Here are a couple I found. I am planning on taking a photography practice trip to the local zoo tomorrow, so maybe I will have some more this weekend to share

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p210/AshleyMWC/IMG_1983.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p210/AshleyMWC/IMG_1322.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p210/AshleyMWC/IMG_1269.jpg

dcg0317
10-05-2007, 02:21 PM
Here's a few I shot today.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Autumn%202007/Rockwall-0210-07.jpg
ISO:1000
85 mm @ f/6.3
1/100s
AV mode (aperture priority)
AWB

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Autumn%202007/Rockwall-0110-07.jpg
ISO:1000
85mm @ f/3.5
1/250s
AV mode (aperture priority)
AWB

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Autumn%202007/Milkweedseed-01a.jpg
ISO: 400
300mm @ f/4
1/400s
AV mode (aperture priority)
AWB

milliepie
10-05-2007, 03:29 PM
I love to take pictures even though I'm not good at it and my camera isn't the greatest, but I got this by accident and I don't know how. Can someone explain to me how to do this every time I want to. I have gotten a new camera since then, but it's not super awesome like most of you have, but I can set ISO and exposure times on my new one and a few other settings I'm not sure of. If I could get my pics even just a tiny bit better I would be thrilled. Thanks.


http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4855/disneyland812007den048se6.jpg

cpbjgc
10-05-2007, 03:56 PM
As an excuse to have dim sum for lunch, I went to the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Centre to take a few pictures in the gardens for the DOF assignment. Its a cloudy day today and I shot all of these at 200 ISO.

In this shot I wanted a shallow depth of field with blurring in both the foreground and the background.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/cpbjgc/Chinese%20Cultural%20Centre/IMG_20071005_0266.jpg
Focal length: 70.0mm
Exposure time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Another shallow DOF with blurring in background
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/cpbjgc/Chinese%20Cultural%20Centre/IMG_20071005_0271-1.jpg
Focal length: 70.0mm
Exposure time: 0.0020 s (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Finally, a deep field with everything in focus throughout
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f331/cpbjgc/Chinese%20Cultural%20Centre/IMG_20071005_0274-1.jpg
Focal length: 17.0mm
Exposure time: 0.0012 s (1/800)
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO equiv.: 200
Whitebalance: Manual
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

LMarge
10-05-2007, 09:08 PM
I try to get about 5 ft from the fence, and put the focus point on the very center, so if I move, sometimes it will focus on the fence, and I have to move around a bit. I usually do this in av mode.

I am really not familiar enough with the sX line to say more, I have only played around with an S3 for about 30 minutes one time.

Thank you for the tips! Perhaps I was to far away from the fence with my attempts. I'll have to try next spring, again! Got any good basketball tips? That's next up on the agenda - followed by the gymnastic competition season!!! :banana:

Master Mason
10-05-2007, 10:58 PM
the thing I always had the most trouble with in Basket ball was White balance, most gyms have terrible lights, everything comes out with a really yellowish hugh, so set a good custom WB to start with.

other than that, make sure you shutter speed stays fast enought to freeze the action.

tinkerbelt
10-05-2007, 11:41 PM
Loving these photos - I really need to get out with my camera!

Suburbanmom
10-06-2007, 06:43 AM
I went to a local metro park yesterday with my son's fifth grade class on a field trip. I got there 45 minutes early, as I knew this would be a good place to practice this assignment. Here are 4 of my photos. The first 2 are studies of deep depth of field and the 2nd are shallow.

Nikon D50; ISO 200; 1/13; f/22; Lens 18-55mm at 34.0 focal length
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k311/AmyandMark/Depth%20of%20Field/BridgeReflections_0016.jpg


Nikon D50; ISO 200; 1/13; f/22; Lens 18-55mm at 19.0 focal length
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k311/AmyandMark/Depth%20of%20Field/NoSwimming_0029.jpg


Nikon D50; ISO 200; 1/200; f/5.6; Lens 18-55mm at 55.0 focal length
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k311/AmyandMark/Depth%20of%20Field/Flowers_0059.jpg


Nikon D50; ISO 200; 1/40; f/5.6; Lens 18-55mm at 55.0 focal length
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k311/AmyandMark/Depth%20of%20Field/Monarch_0069.jpg

rtphokie
10-06-2007, 07:50 AM
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5268/img3818filteredja6.jpg
Port Orleans French Quarter

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/757/img4650gm4.jpg
The little brass statues in the MK hub

Caitsmama
10-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Here is my DOF shot, I don't have a clue as to settings yet.. i am just using my Sony DSC-H5 for these, on portrait setting, i think it came out ok though..
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/sundries/DSC01496.jpg

mikamah
10-06-2007, 09:20 PM
Here's my try at shallow and deep depth of field.
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/mikamah/IMG_4145.jpg
Canon xti, 28-135 lens at 135, f5.6, 1/800, iso 200

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/mikamah/IMG_4144.jpg
xti at 135, f22, 1/50, iso 200.

Miller1412
10-08-2007, 09:02 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/miller1412/DSC_0147.jpg

Goodies at a party. Yum.

dcg0317
10-17-2007, 05:33 AM
The last of the wild sunflowers, shot looking up towards blue sky and clouds thru tree branches with polarizing filter.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Flowers/Sunflower-01a.jpg

Canon 40d, AWB, ISO 160, 85 mm, @ f/4.0, 1/1600s, aperture priority

Jeanne B
10-17-2007, 06:20 AM
I took this during our stay in Boston last weekend. It looks like a statue but the guy was real, it was pretty amazing to watch him move.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/jtbonin/c2002e18.jpg

Pentax K100 w/ Tamron 18-250 lens, f/5.6, 1/60, ISO 200, AWB

Master Mason
10-17-2007, 10:03 AM
I liked how this one turned out
http://gregghall.smugmug.com/photos/208689706-L.jpg

Renysmom
10-17-2007, 08:14 PM
Here ismy go at it, taken at a local state park last weekend. Comments welcome, its how I can learn

http://www.renysplace.com/images/blogimages/webphotos/cattailweb.jpg

Oly 330, 108 mm, 1/400 at F/4.2, ISO 100, no flash

boBQuincy
10-17-2007, 08:57 PM
This was taken with a 10-22 at 22mm, f/11. With that wide angle and small aperture *everything* is in focus.

http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/porsche_0230.jpg

boBQuincy
10-17-2007, 09:02 PM
This photo was taken with a 50mm at f/2, almost nothing is in focus.

http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/wally_9834.jpg

Donold_Fan
10-17-2007, 09:32 PM
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/757/img4650gm4.jpg
The little brass statues in the MK hub



I Love this picture. I have so many pictures of this statue from above and at eyelevel, never once occured to me to get the castle in the background. Thanks for the idea on my next trip!

MICKEY88
10-18-2007, 01:14 AM
shallow depth of field..


http://www.starrrshots.com/img/v2/p989338562-4.jpg

deep depth of field..


http://www.starrrshots.com/img/v2/p387330538-4.jpg

Master Mason
10-18-2007, 02:01 AM
http://www.starrrshots.com/img/v2/p387330538-4.jpg

This is carrying the watermark thing a little far isn't it? :rotfl2:

Philagoofy
10-18-2007, 06:50 AM
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p210/AshleyMWC/IMG_1269.jpg

Everyone's photos are great. This one is fantastic, I love closeups.

jann1033
10-18-2007, 09:25 AM
i try to avoid looking at the assignment thread till i go out and do it but since it's getting close to the end of the month and i forgot to do it, i peeked;) ...great job everyone! maybe this weekend i'll go out and work on it...

DVC Jen
10-18-2007, 09:29 AM
Shallow depth of field...

http://jenniferd.smugmug.com/photos/208665953-L.jpg
Camera - Canon 30D
Lens - Canon 50mm
Mode - Manual
Aperture - f/3.2
Shutter speed - 1/1000
ISO - 320

Deep depth of field
http://jenniferd.smugmug.com/photos/208666118-L.jpg
Camera - Canon 30D
Lens - Canon 28 - 135 IS
Mode - Manual
Aperture - f/22
Shutters speed - 1/8
ISO - 320

Sorry the photos are not of the same subject. These were taken for my NYIP photo assignment which just happens to be the same as this one. :thumbsup2

thptrek
10-18-2007, 10:02 AM
Shallow depth of field used. The light was getting pretty low and I already was pushing the ISO up to 1250.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/thptrek/nick2galv.jpg


Camera model: NIKON D70
Date/Time: 2007:10:16 17:24:04
Resolution: 426 x 640
Flash used: No
Focal length: 122.0mm
Exposure time: 0.0029 s (1/350)
Aperture: f/5.6
Metering Mode: matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
Comment: (c) TOM PIELECH

Ricmiclvsthemouse
10-18-2007, 12:18 PM
I :love: ALL of the photos!

AshleyMWC: I cannot believe that close-up! Awesome job!

dcg0317: Absolutely stunning!

0bli0: Your little Kalen is adorable and so is the pic!

:cheer2: to everyone, even me, cause I finally got high speed and can look at all the photos now! :banana: (I never knew how energetic the smilies are!)

:offtopic: sorta...Could someone recommend the very first thing I should do to try and learn photography? I have a new digital Canon 630 and an old film SLR, which I don't imagine I'll use much anymore. Any advice or thread/website recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all for posting your fabulous photos!

:flower1:

Disney*Dreamer
10-18-2007, 01:02 PM
I finally got out to take some pics, but I am not happy with the clarity of these, but I did enjoy learning something new. The only problem is that when I do this it seems to cause a lot of noise because I have to set the ISO up so high, any good advice about avoiding all the noise. I had to run all of these through a noise filter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC02270.jpg
F 2.8, ISO 800


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC02266.jpg
F 2.8, ISO 800


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC02262.jpg
F 2.8, ISO 1000


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC02256.jpg
F 2.8 ISO 200


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/DSC02254.jpg
F 2.8, ISO 320


I am not sure why all of these say F 2.8, I could have sworn that I took more of a variety, But that is what it says under image information, maybe I am looking at the wrong thing.

jann1033
10-18-2007, 04:25 PM
[QUOTE=Disney*Dreamer;21361542


I am not sure why all of these say F 2.8, I could have sworn that I took more of a variety, But that is what it says under image information, maybe I am looking at the wrong thing.[/QUOTE]

one of my exif programs tell you the max f of your lens and the f you used in 2 different places...looks to me like different dof( ie look how much clearer the background on number 2 is) so could your's be similar? i really like 2 and 3 a lot

Master Mason
10-18-2007, 04:33 PM
It looks to me like you were outside on a bright sunny day, not sure why you were shooting at such high ISO's, if you lowered it down you wouldn't get the grain.

Master Mason
10-18-2007, 04:35 PM
ICould someone recommend the very first thing I should do to try and learn photography? I have a new digital Canon 630 and an old film SLR, which I don't imagine I'll use much anymore. Any advice or thread/website recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all for posting your fabulous photos!

:flower1:

Get youself a copy of Understanding Exposure, then read it and learn how ISO, Apeture, and Shutter speed combine to make a picture and what changing them will do to the picture.

Code
10-18-2007, 04:59 PM
I'm definitely still learning how to use DoF effectively, especially extremely shallow DoF with my 30mm f1.4. This is my favorite image to come from it yet, not taken by me sadly (taken by my wife of our nephew)...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z112/xavarri/misc/cdde2b53.jpg
f1.8, 1/30th, ISO 400

A fun one from our trip last month, way overboard with the bokeh...

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z112/xavarri/potd/5380ac2e.jpg
f1.4, 1/80th, ISO 800

Donold_Fan
10-18-2007, 05:48 PM
Driving down the road and this crane peaks into my car window....had to take advantage of the situation...
F/9.0 70MM ISO400
http://lh6.google.com/blhamon/RxfotICWY_I/AAAAAAAAAzo/319ZSFvTjhA/s800/IMG_8012.JPG
F/90 133ISO400
http://lh3.google.com/blhamon/RxfodYCWY-I/AAAAAAAAAzY/iXdNXSGD2q8/s800/IMG_8022.JPG
F/9.0 70MM ISO400
http://lh5.google.com/blhamon/RxfoT4CWY9I/AAAAAAAAAzQ/aTD87ofmytk/s800/IMG_8019.JPG

Ricmiclvsthemouse
10-19-2007, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the book recommendation. I just reserved it at the library and it turns out they have a DVD-Rom as well, so I'm getting that too. :cool1:

I'm excited to learn whatever this feeble mind can absorb! :laughing: :confused:

Thanks again!

:flower1:

Master Mason
10-19-2007, 04:12 AM
Thanks for the book recommendation. I just reserved it at the library and it turns out they have a DVD-Rom as well, so I'm getting that too. :cool1:

I'm excited to learn whatever this feeble mind can absorb! :laughing: :confused:

Thanks again!

:flower1:

Your welcome, when you get it, if you have questions come back and ask, lots of good photographers here that are always willing to help.

Disney*Dreamer
10-19-2007, 09:42 AM
It looks to me like you were outside on a bright sunny day, not sure why you were shooting at such high ISO's, if you lowered it down you wouldn't get the grain.

Actually these were under an awning, so it was a little darker under there, but when I lowered my Aperature, it got really dark. Next time should I keep my Aperature higher and not worry about the effect that I am trying to get?



Jan1033 - I will post a pic of what come up when I click on Image information. I really don't know what a lot of it means. Can you tell me which one is the Aperature that I used?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/Untitled-1copy.jpg

JediTim
10-19-2007, 09:48 AM
Your Appeture is:

Lens open F value or F2.8

Disney*Dreamer
10-19-2007, 09:51 AM
Your Appeture is:

Lens open F value or F2.8

That is what I thought, but if that is the case, then all of my pics had the same Aperature, and I know that isn't right.

Master Mason
10-19-2007, 10:08 AM
Actually these were under an awning, so it was a little darker under there, but when I lowered my Aperature, it got really dark. Next time should I keep my Aperature higher and not worry about the effect that I am trying to get?



Jan1033 - I will post a pic of what come up when I click on Image information. I really don't know what a lot of it means. Can you tell me which one is the Aperature that I used?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/pa1nter/Untitled-1copy.jpg


No you want to keep the apetature as you want it to be, but lower the ISO so your not shooting high ISO on a bright day. The shutter speed will go up to accomidate this.

Disney*Dreamer
10-19-2007, 10:12 AM
No you want to keep the apetature as you want it to be, but lower the ISO so your not shooting high ISO on a bright day. The shutter speed will go up to accomidate this.

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I am going to go outside today and try some more, hopefully I can figure this out. :goodvibes

AndrewWG
10-21-2007, 03:08 PM
I'll throw another shallow DOF pic in here from today.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/shallowDOF450.jpg

Exposure Time = 1/320"
F Number = F5.6
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 100
Focal Length = 50mm

Ducky4Disney
10-21-2007, 07:12 PM
I have struggled to understand DOF over the last year or so, especially with my D200. I like using a shallow DOF to make something pop in the picture. Here are a few from my most recent trip.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/56002DOF-1.jpg
Manual Mode
F4.5
1/100"
ISO 100
70mm

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/56002DOF-2.jpg
Program Mode
F4.0
1/250"
ISO 200
34mm

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/56002DOF-3.jpg
Program Mode
F8.0
1/250"
ISO 200
60mm

D4D

jann1033
10-23-2007, 03:49 PM
i'm late to the party this month but this has been an eyeopener..basically i never use anything past 8-11 so good exercise for me..although i may have to go out for some longer dof since the day i went it was overcast and "someone" ( hehe, me) forgot to change the iso so i couldn't get any little appes. with a good speed:rolleyes1 ( i thought it was just cause it was so overcast plus i was using my cp and teleconverter....and i'm stupid what can i say)

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071022fallleaveso7023copy.jpg
# Focal length: 200.0mm (35mm equivalent: 267mm)
# CCD width: 26.98mm
# Exposure time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
# Aperture: f/4.0
# ISO equiv.: 200
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071022fallleaveso7009copy.jpg
# Focal length: 137.0mm (35mm equivalent: 183mm)
# CCD width: 26.98mm
# Exposure time: 0.040 s (1/25)
# Aperture: f/10.0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071022fallleaveso7119copy.jpg
# Focal length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 93mm)
# CCD width: 26.98mm
# Exposure time: 0.0063 s (1/160)
# Aperture: f/9.0

Margaret West
10-24-2007, 06:45 AM
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd145/msxrayhrt/DSCF0107_053_053.jpg

NostalgicDad
10-24-2007, 07:23 AM
I've been traveling on business a lot lately, but finally found some time to do some touristy stuff around San Francisco this past weekend. As I was walking around, I remembered this assignment and shot a few things with DOF in mind. Here's a couple of quick shots from the Fisherman's Wharf area.......

Nikon D80
Nikon 70-300VR @ 220mm
f/5.6
1/2500 sec
ISO 200

(Street performer with foreground and background out of focus)

http://ddbimages.smugmug.com/photos/212360604-L.jpg



Nikon D80
Nikon 70-300VR @ 300mm
f/5.6
1/800 sec
ISO 200

(Gull on SF Bay near Pier 39)

http://ddbimages.smugmug.com/photos/212206374-L.jpg

wdwmom2
10-27-2007, 06:22 PM
Canon S3 IS
1/25 sec
f/3.5

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/wdwmom2/20071021364.jpg

DizneyNutz
10-27-2007, 08:01 PM
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m99/teeba/IMG_0300.jpg

Ducky4Disney
10-27-2007, 11:14 PM
wdwmom2: wow! How did you get so close to that deer? Did he sneak up on you, or what?

D4D

wdwmom2
10-28-2007, 03:24 AM
wdwmom2: wow! How did you get so close to that deer? Did he sneak up on you, or what?

D4D

We were staying at Canaan Valley resort last week and the deer are very friendly. Some of them would actually walk right up to our hotel room door!

DH took this pic, he is camera challenged:rotfl2: . I am sitting on the walk outside the hotel room.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/wdwmom2/20071021389_filtered.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/wdwmom2/20071021151.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y71/wdwmom2/20071021159.jpg

Shasta
10-28-2007, 08:26 AM
I shot this a week or so ago with my old Sony Cybershot at work. It was in a series of 6 for some ads. I had the camera set to auto.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/pshasta/DSC00830.jpg]

handicap18
10-28-2007, 08:32 AM
WOW

There are some GREAT pictures for this months assignment. There are really to many to highlight.

Awesome, awesome job everyone. We certainly have a lot of talented people that frequent this board.

Keep up the great work everyone.

Miller1412
10-28-2007, 08:51 AM
OOOOOHHHHH....Who lives in a pineapple under the sea???

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/miller1412/DSC_0203-1.jpg

Yellow_Stitch
10-28-2007, 05:19 PM
As shallow as I could get with the lens I had.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/Yellow_Stitch/Indiana/IMG_0013.jpg
f/3.5
1/250s
ISO 100
18.0 mm

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/Yellow_Stitch/Indiana/IMG_0659.jpg

f/5.0
1/15 s
ISO 100
18 mm

gokenin
10-28-2007, 08:38 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x312/gokenin/florida%202007/IMGP0831.jpg

dcg0317
10-29-2007, 07:13 AM
Here's something a little different, I shot both of these with the same settings only different focal points. The first shot I focus in the middle of the field giving me OF in front and behaind the focus point, the second shot I focus in the front of the field, giving me the front of the field in focus and behind the focus point out of focus .

Canon 40d, elevated metering mode, 300mm f/4 lens, ISO 100, 1/400s, f/5.6, AWB, aperture priority

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Autumn%202007/10-26-07Fall-05.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/amtphoto/2007/Autumn%202007/10-26-07Fall-06.jpg

jpeka65844
10-29-2007, 08:55 PM
Wow! Glad I found this thread. We just got a Canon S5 and this is what I've had the most fun with. I'm slowly learning.....

Shutter 1/50
f 3.5
ISO 80

I wish the blue of the juniper berries was a little brighter. Maybe if I'd fiddled w/the white balance???


IMG]http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d64/dexred/BabyPictures010.jpg[/IMG]

Glad for any critique!

jpeka65844
10-29-2007, 08:56 PM
Whoops...left out a character. Let's try that again....

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d64/dexred/BabyPictures010.jpg

Gdad
10-30-2007, 04:04 AM
A few from the Pier taken last week...

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/210875265-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/210426350-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/210426256-XL.jpg

And a few from AK taken last weekend...

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214720850-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214720635-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214720111-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214719951-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214720718-XL.jpg

http://www.capturelifeinaction.com/photos/214719949-XL.jpg

All taken with 70-300vr wide open (Wide open as she goes anyway- not exactly the fastest lens.) Wish I had more time to partake in this months assignment- I have certainly been enjoying following it. Great topic and great work by all!

jann1033
10-30-2007, 07:09 PM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071028104.jpg
# Focal length: 17.0mm (35mm equivalent: 32mm)
# CCD width: 19.27mm
# Exposure time: 0.077 s (1/13)
# Aperture: f/29.0
# ISO equiv.: 400
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071028025.jpg
# Focal length: 98.0mm (35mm equivalent: 183mm)
# CCD width: 19.27mm
# Exposure time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
# Aperture: f/25.0
# ISO equiv.: 400
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b332/jann1033/local%20color/20071028024.jpg
# Focal length: 98.0mm (35mm equivalent: 183mm)
# CCD width: 19.27mm
# Exposure time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
# Aperture: f/25.0
# ISO equiv.: 400

campinggal
10-30-2007, 08:07 PM
Hi All!

I have to admit I'm a MAJOR lurker on the Photo Board and this thread. Time is not on my side to allow me to indulge in posting regularly but I just wanted to say you guys ROCK. :cool1: Your contributions and discussions have really helped my learning curve and in turn my photography has benefited.

Time to return the favor with a few quick ones to offer. All were taken with a Nikon D70. I will say some of your shots have me drooling over the Nikon 70-300 lens. That might have to be my next toy!

Here are a few from my recent trip (note that traveling with a 10 year old doesn't allow for much time for creative photography!!!). I'll post another in my next thread in honor of Halloween!

http://campinggal.phanfare.com/show/external/162731/205583/30232833/file.jpg

Aperture Priority
F 5.6
1/250 sec
ISO 200
200 mm

http://campinggal.phanfare.com/show/external/162731/205583/30233028/file.jpg

Aperture Priority
F 5.6
1/125 sec
ISO 200
130 mm

http://campinggal.phanfare.com/show/external/162731/205583/30234187/file.jpg

Aperture Priority
F 5.6
1/125 sec
ISO 200
170 mm

Thanks All!!

campinggal
10-30-2007, 08:13 PM
Happy Halloween All!!!

http://campinggal.phanfare.com/show/external/162731/205583/8060749/file.jpg

Manual
F 1.8
1/100 sec
ISO 1600
50 mm

jann1033
10-31-2007, 02:29 PM
gdad, love the hippo! my 3 yr olds' favorite animal(thought sausage links were hippo tails for some odd reason and refused to eat them:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: ) a ot ? just saw you can get a converter for nikon lens to canon body...probably does not allow electronic such as vr? i have to say, that lens seems pretty tempting even to a canonite...looks sharper than the canon version to me

Michele
11-01-2007, 12:24 AM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/moodymom44/IMG_9298.jpg
Focal length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 477mm)
Exposure time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv.: 100

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/moodymom44/IMG_9306.jpg
Focal length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 477mm)
Exposure time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv.: 100

Gdad
11-01-2007, 03:54 AM
gdad, love the hippo! my 3 yr olds' favorite animal(thought sausage links were hippo tails for some odd reason and refused to eat them:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2: ) a ot ? just saw you can get a converter for nikon lens to canon body...probably does not allow electronic such as vr? i have to say, that lens seems pretty tempting even to a canonite...looks sharper than the canon version to me

Thanks- I really like the lens. For the cost and weight I have been really impressed with the results. (Not like lugging the 70-200/2.8vr monster around all day) :rolleyes1

Topper
11-01-2007, 05:30 AM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i183/amjtop/IMG_0444.jpg

chip 'n dale rule
11-01-2007, 06:54 PM
Suburbanmom, your shallow DOF shots are amazing!!

All the shots on this thread are just wonderful, I am so excited to start getting some of my own.

AndrewWG
11-01-2007, 07:26 PM
As this is basically the same assignment as I am working on for the NYIP, I have a couple more shallow DOF ones. It is the deep DOF that I have a problem with. I don't seem to get a very sharp image at the deepest DOF for some reason. Maybe I'll try backing off the aperture a bit. They say to use the smallest possible aperture, but doesn't that make a less sharp pic, depending on the lens? I thought sharpest were f8-11 or so.

Here are three more shallow DOF's anyways.

Sisters Dogs:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/Bernie5x7.jpg

I added a little extra "touch" to this just for the Dis boards. :)
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/Bonita5x7.jpg

Civil War Soldiers Grave:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/IMG_9377-2.jpg

gokenin
11-01-2007, 08:25 PM
As this is basically the same assignment as I am working on for the NYIP, I have a couple more shallow DOF ones. It is the deep DOF that I have a problem with. I don't seem to get a very sharp image at the deepest DOF for some reason. Maybe I'll try backing off the aperture a bit. They say to use the smallest possible aperture, but doesn't that make a less sharp pic, depending on the lens? I thought sharpest were f8-11 or so.

Here are three more shallow DOF's anyways.

Sisters Dogs:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/Bernie5x7.jpg

I added a little extra "touch" to this just for the Dis boards. :)
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/Bonita5x7.jpg

Civil War Soldiers Grave:
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w148/AndyG1970/IMG_9377-2.jpg

i see a hidden mickey :lmao:

AndrewWG
11-01-2007, 08:26 PM
i see a hidden mickey :lmao:

Ah, you found it! :rotfl2:

Suburbanmom
11-02-2007, 05:14 AM
Suburbanmom, your shallow DOF shots are amazing!!

All the shots on this thread are just wonderful, I am so excited to start getting some of my own.
Thanks :goodvibes: You just made my day!

MICKEY88
11-02-2007, 04:57 PM
http://www.starrrshots.com/img/v2/p989338562-4.jpg

shallow dof..


1/200 at f 2.8 112 mm

orchjoe
11-02-2007, 07:45 PM
Even though it is November :)

http://orchjoe.smugmug.com/photos/212672747-L.jpg