Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Hope all is well in your world.
thank you, i will finish up and then i will move on to getting ready for the upcoming school year. I am a teacher/secondary education, masters in geology. I teach earth science, physics and forensics. I am working on my masters of divinity in theology/ last year i got my masters in counseling. Next week i will get a chance to look at my photos and get to use your input as i shot them in the RAW format
I enjoyed your entry and thought it deserved much more credit this week, voting seemed to be down in general, (topic difficulty?), but still much better than many others. Hope your paper goes well.
The other thing I notice is that a higher % of the crisper shots are shot between F9 & 19. Most lenses are sharper in the middle of their range whether it's the aperture of focal length, or maybe a better way to say it is they are softer at the extreme limits. I have 2 good F2.8 lenses but seldom shoot below F4, (often at 7 or 8), because it is a bit sharper and the DOF can be so thin even if the focus point is right on I don't get enough in that focal plane. They also get softer when they get closer to the minimum aperture. Just something to think about and experiment with when you take control and start using the manual modes. Is this helping?
Hi Sherry, I'm back. After going through the gallery and opening many, (not all), there seems to be a couple trends. !st you do have a good feel for framing the shot and avoiding those distracting backgrounds. It looks like you use the preset modes a lot where the camera chooses the settings and let the auto focus decide what to focus on. Most of your action shots, or should I say with movement, I would have been using a higher shutter speed to avoid motion blur or "freeze" water drops. The average level of focus is good, but but on some of the macro it seems to focus in the middle area instead of on the edges like the first rose with a black background. Now I may be completely off base and maybe you use the single focus point, but I using a single point right where you want it might make your subject a little crisper. Using a single focus point and the "One Shot" on AF Drive should enable you to push the shutter half way to achieve focus and while maintaining the half press on the button hold that focus while you frame the shot for a stationary subject. I don't know how you shoot so any extra insight would help. It's getting late now, but maybe tomorrow I can go through again post the settings I might have used on some of the shots without a lot of filler just to give you an idea. (without a lot of chit-chat and then you can ask any questions you might have). Is this good for you?
Hopefully tonight, got to get back to work now, take care and have fun.