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Old 29th July 2008, 01:47   #3661
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Some posts on the net suggest setting focus to infinity when shooting landscapes (using tripod and long shutter speeds, IFRC). How to set focus to infinity? Is it landscape mode? (cause i think its the only mode that doesn't focus on anything)
Focus to infinity - Point the camera to the blue sky and focus it and lock it. Did you get why they are asking for long shutter speed? I have a reason there they want you to use high Aperture numbers say 22 else if you have f/8 and long shutter speed say even a 1/20 for a sunset you will have a overexposed image. So long shutter speed with higher f number for Depth of field or the large area in focus(May be the reason why you get sharper images). Caution if you are setting longer shutter speed and if clouds are moving at a faster rate then that may ruin the image Hope I drove my point across. Gurus correct me if am wrong.


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yes aperture priority lets me shoot in RAW, but I'm unsure on how to use it.
set the aperture low(highest number) then focus and shoot, right?
that will give me maximum depth of field right?
and I can let the camera worry about shutter speed and ISO
I shall try that on my next outing.
can you confirm if I've got the right idea?

In Aperture mode camera will calculate the shutter speed depending on Aperture and ISO set by you. Same goes with Shutter priority mode camera calculates the aperture as we choose the Shutter Speed and ISO as per our requirment. Remember you need to choose which Aperture and ISO and leave shutter speed to camera

Now its up to you to decide what kind of DOF you need. for e.g in thos yellow flower pic, if you just want the first flower to be in focus you should use high Aperture(i.e lower f number say f/4 or f/5.6 etc). If you want other flowers to be in focus you should use lower Aperture(I.e high f number say f/20 f/22 etc.) One thing to be kept in mind. As the Aperture decrease shutter speed should be low too. So here tripod pops in.

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another doubt,
if the aperture setting decides how much of the scene is in focus, what does the manual focussing on the lens do? choose which part of the scene is in focus?
You got that partial right Aperture decides how much of the scene to be in focus.
Where as the focusing on the lens decides which part to focus on.
Its auto focusing on the lens that focus the subject on its own. In Manual focusing we manually get the subject into focus.

Hope I did not mis any point and clear in my explainations.

Guys correct me if am not .

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That crop is perfect for me. Nice shot. You have got his/her attention.
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Old 29th July 2008, 07:13   #3662
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Some pics from me after a loooong time...critics and comments are welcome..
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Old 29th July 2008, 08:37   #3663
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Thumbs up some pics by me

some pics from my Srinagar and Leh Trip..
pls let me know if you all like them,,will encourage me to post more..

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Old 29th July 2008, 09:50   #3664
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@navin bhp, the 2nd picture is awesome. Looks stunning.

@Ruffy, I am not any expert, but from a layman view, the pictures are so scenic.
just a comment on the 3rd one.
Seems you shot this when the sky was getting in to red. if you had focused that as the background, I guess it would have looked very good. May be your position was not helping for this?
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Old 29th July 2008, 12:10   #3665
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@navin_bhp: I agree with mjothi. The second picture is mindblowing. I have a similar wallpaper. Only not as vibrant!
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Old 29th July 2008, 12:54   #3666
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@RuffRyder: Your pictures can be bought to life just with a little PP. Have tried my hands on two of them hope you don't mind.
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This is my first contribution here..
Pics are from France (near Grenoble)
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Old 29th July 2008, 13:28   #3668
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@RuffRyder: Your pictures can be bought to life just with a little PP. Have tried my hands on two of them hope you don't mind.
@ruffryder- I was hoping someone would do that. hellcat did the honours.
those pics do hold a lot of promise.the one with the red tones in the sky would be nice to PP

@hellcat- nice work. could you tell me how you upped the saturation and the contrast without making the pic dark and noisy? if I had tried to do something similar, that would have been the result.

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Hey guys! I am a newbie when it comes to photography. Keep going through information online to learn more! Some pics from my new Pentax K200D with the 18-55mm Kit Lens.

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Flickr: fatal_error's Photostream
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Great pic Fatal Error. You seem to be a still life and abstract expert. Did you get the camera from India itself? If so, where, and what price?
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Old 29th July 2008, 14:32   #3671
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Great pic Fatal Error. You seem to be a still life and abstract expert. Did you get the camera from India itself? If so, where, and what price?
I am no expert (Was rejected by multiple stock photography sites ) but I really like going macro most of the times.

I got the camera from Amazon for arnd $700 and a friend brought it down to India with him.

Am waiting to lay my hands on this:

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It's already come down to India but not to me. MF you listening?

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@navin_bhp: I agree with mjothi. The second picture is mindblowing. I have a similar wallpaper. Only not as vibrant!
Thanks for the comments guys.

@FATAL3RROR : I visited your flickr album now...I liked the odd, Surprised and your wallpaper...You've got a nice little setup for still life photography ..did you make it yourself?..I wish the patience to make one like that..

Do visit my photostream at Flickr: Navins' Photostream
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@Ruffy, I am not any expert, but from a layman view, the pictures are so scenic.
just a comment on the 3rd one.
Seems you shot this when the sky was getting in to red. if you had focused that as the background, I guess it would have looked very good. May be your position was not helping for this?[/quote]

was on a "shikara" myself and you know how this things rock on water..was having a tough time keeping the cam and my hands firm.
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Navin, the second picture ( red abstract) is simply mindblowing. Can you tell us what was that object?
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@RuffRyder: Your pictures can be bought to life just with a little PP. Have tried my hands on two of them hope you don't mind.
not at all @ hellcat..well did not do any changes to the pics that i had posted..
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