June 18, 2007

Back Button Focusing, RAW, and Depth of Field




So I bribed my kid this morning so I could get some pictures of him. =) I wanted to play around with my camera and I could definitely tell a difference using the back-button focusing. And shooting in RAW allowed me to go back and lighten up pictures that would've been really dark. Yikes! My hard drive is in trouble now. =)

Our challenge this week is to use depth of field in your pictures. I love getting a shallow depth of field especially in portraits so I knew this wouldn't be a problem for me! Thanks for looking!!

Picture #1: ISO: 100, SS: 1/50, F-stop: 2.5, 50mm lens
Picture #2: ISO: 100, SS: 1/50, F-stop: 2.5, 50mm lens
Picture #3: ISO: 100, SS: 1/60, F-stop: 4.0, 50mm lens

23 comments:

cherie said...

wow these are great! love them all but #2 is just so adorable. nice job and like how you incorparated other new things you have been learning. way to go!

heather taylor photography said...

**Doing the happy dance!!!** YAY!!!!! These are by far my favorite pictures of yours!! LOVE the DOF, the b/w conversion, and your focus looks great! Your settings look perfect, and obviously RAW was an excellent choice for you!! yay, yay, YAY! I've got the goofiest grin on my face right now... awesome work!!

Dana Tate said...

loving that feet shot!!!!

photo_chick said...

I really like the first one!

Table for 3 said...

I'm totally speechless! These are AMAZING!

MichelleLanning said...

Beautiful!

Danielle Holsapple said...

Fantastic! That foot shot is awesome!

Todd and Amy said...

Oh my goodness! Your best pictures yet!! AWESOME WORK! Can't wait to see more!

Lynn said...

Very nice work! My favorite is the last one.

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Colleen said...

Those feet!! Those EYES!! GREAT shots!

Jen said...

These are really awesome! I love the second one with the feet the best, it really works fantastically in B&W.. WTG!!!

tasra said...

It must feel so great to really be able to apply the new things you're learning. And then to have evidence of the difference right in front of you and confirmed by all who see. Congrats and great work!

Crystalyn Thorsen said...

OMGoodness these look GREAT!! LOVE that foot shot, so cute, I'm totally trying that tomorrow!

Judy said...

Amazing!! I love them all!!

Gayle said...

Absolutely love the foot shot! Great dof!

Karla said...

SO VERY BEAUTIFUL>>>>>>STUNNING!

Vikki said...

Great job!! I so hated I did not get to meet you at Paulette's retreat!

question...how did you get the water mark with your name on your pictures? I so need that for my pictures that I have taken for my side business!

Amy said...

great photos! question? back button focusing? i can't find that on my digi rebel, but i have the first digi rebel that came out so could you e-mail me and share please. :)

Paulette said...

can't help but get lost in those beautiful eyes--but i really love the pic of his feet!!!

Naranjos said...

Wow these are fantastic...I love the last one. His eyes really pull you in...

Monica said...

absolutely gorgeous!! Enjoy RAW. I woudln't go any other way!

NJStampinMom / "Lynn" said...

I'm afraid I have no idea what back-button focusing is... but obviously it works for you :) LOVE these.

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