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    Here is a photo from the archives that I did not post before. This one is for all the people who yearn for nicer weather.

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    One more for tonight. [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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    Well...one more last one.

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    love the grey one!

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    Ok you've told me this before but I have to ask again...sorry....
    How do you get the blur in the background while the subject is so sharp. I love this effect but just can't get it!!!
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    Is it possible to do with my camera? I have the Kodak DX7590
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    Open the aperture all the way.

    BTW Chako, I really like the first one. Did you get a model release? [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
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    lol Nando

    I really like the first picture, just seems so peaceful.
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    Tippy, there are two major ways to do this. Many photographers will even combine them.

    1. Use a long telephoto lens. I tend to use a Bigma which is a lens made by Sigma that encompasses a range of 50mm to 500mm. The longer the focal length used, the more segregated your subject will be (hard to describe...basically, there is a magnification that occurs which separates your subject from the background which I will call "perspective". I must stress that this isn't a factor of a shallower depth of field as that is strictly a proponent of aperture). This is used to separate your main object from the background. For most of these shots, I tend to use 500mm to get this effect. However, you can do this with smaller focal lengths.

    2. Just as Nando has mentioned, use your aperture. A value of f2.8 will let in more light then one with a value of f/4. The lens with a wide aperture of f/2.8 will give you a narrower depth of field thereby allowing you to defocus the background and foreground to focus more on the main subject. With that said, the f/4 lens will be smaller, and cheaper, but it won't be as versatile as the more expensive faster lens.

    Combine both of them, and your "in focus" area can be narrow indeed. My Bigma is a slow lens. Its depth of field at f/6.3 500mm is wider then an f/4.5 500mm prime that would cost 3x more then the lens I currently have. Its all about give and take, and compromises when you get into photographic gear.

    Now yes, you can do it with your camera
    I had to Google the model #). Zoom out to your maximum focal length...380mm on your camera. Set a wide aperture value of f/3.7. You would have to set your camera to aperture priority mode to do this easily.

    What you could do to better understand the relationships between focal length and aperture is to do a simple test.

    1. Place camera on a steady surface or tripod.
    2. Set camera to aperture priority mode.
    3. Zoom out the lens to your longest focal length and leave it th ere.
    4. Set the aperture values to your widest number f/3.7 and take a picture of an object in the distance.
    5. Repeat taking a photo, changing your aperture values across the range.
    6. Upload the photos to your computer and see what effects you get. You should see a gradual increase in depth of field.
    7. You could then redo this test, but this time, changing the focal length and leaving the aperture values the same for each series. If you were to do this, maybe leave the aperture wide open, and stopped down...both extremes of the aperture scale.

    Little tests like these will give you a good idea of what your camera is capable of doing.

    Tippy read this link. I think it explains it with less hot air then I can do this morning lol. There is a lot more to blurring your background then 2 factors (focal length and aperture).

    http://digital-photography-school.co...grounds-right/

    Nando, no I didn't lol.


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    Today's photo.

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    Thanks
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    Your welcome.

    Here is another one.

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    And another one. So far, averaging 3 photos per day. [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

    This photo has some back history to it. I bought a Kodak digital camera at the start of the year. I quickly returned it back however, when I found out that the sensor was installed crooked into the camera.

    I also found the flash to behave oddly. Here is my baby taken as a test subject with the Kodak. It did something very odd with the eyes.

    Here is.....Demon Kitty.


    Yes, that Kodak was a downright beast. A true lemon.
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    I'm not really a big fan of the Kodak either but, it's what I have at the moment so I have to make the best of it.
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    Kodak's aren't all that bad. Just the copy I got. The sensor was slightly crooked resulting in a weird out of focus plane on one half of the frame. I strongly suspect it was the image stabilization that was off kilter.

    Anyways, today’s 3 photos. I may as well post them together. Otherwise it would look like I am trying to raise my post count lol.

    These photos were taken on May 20 of this year.




    Here is an example of a really terrible photograph. I was trying to take photos of male blackbirds, and my shutter speed was way too slow, resulting in a blob of a bird. However, you can still get something artistic out of not so good photographs.



    And a desaturation shift to an almost black and white photograph.

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    Default Re: Photos from the archives.

    Here are a few more.







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    Here are a few more never seen on here before photographs for today.







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    Well here is another installment of 3 never before seen photos, this time around ducklings.







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    Great photos as usual.

    I love in some of them where you can see some of the water droplets on them.

    I like that last picture of the tail feathers, just something about it.
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