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I took some shots at work to practice with settings. Yes it was quiet this morning so i thought i would play with the camera a bit.
Dont know how you guys know what settings to use. Took me ages just to get something that looks reasonable. Thanks for your comments tips are always welcome also.

Camera:Canon 400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Glass of wine anyone
Username:x_posure x_posure
Uploaded:25 Sep 2009 - 9:54 AM
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Beautiful image - well composed !

Chris

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cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2009 - 10:32 AM

must have been tricky with a white and black bottle side by side. Good end result

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2009 - 10:38 AM

Lovely captured image Rhonda,looks like an evening shot of my table in the evening.
Martin

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2009 - 10:59 AM

A great result...I haven't a clue about settings either. I'll have a glass though, as you're offering Wink

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2009 - 11:08 AM

Excellent capture super result two bottles of red for me LOL
Harry

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
25 Sep 2009 - 2:15 PM

Well captured mate,,like the composition ,yes i will join you for a glass
Mike xxxxxxx

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Dave_Holdham
25 Sep 2009 - 4:32 PM

Great composition and nice reflections, well captured

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Hocus_Focus
25 Sep 2009 - 4:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi, I found that using AV ( aperture priority ) was my best way of learning. The lower the aperture eg 1.8 3.5 etc the faster the shutter speed to freeze movement. If you use a tripod then it don't matter as much and you can become creative with the depth of field.

Anyway keep practicing and it will come over time. You may find that most of us get used to either TV or AV for most shots.

I sometimes wonder why people don't give you help you ask for. instead they just click and tell fibs on how much of a wonderful image it is just to get votes and comments back.

Good luck and pm me if you need any help.

Hocus

Last Modified By Hocus_Focus at 25 Sep 2009 - 4:47 PM

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25 Sep 2009 - 4:58 PM

You have captured this just right for me, Rhonda, well done.
Roy

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25 Sep 2009 - 8:03 PM

Terrific composition and detail,nicely taken !!

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26 Sep 2009 - 7:21 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You havent let us know what actual setting you did use with this, - that would have been helpful. Its is a good shot by the way.

In general, you have to decide up front what it is you are after in a shot. A still life such as this can usually have the camera placed on a support or tripod, so shutter speed can be as slow as you like, - really not an issue, BUT use a remote release or the self timer to avoid shaking the camera. The deciding factor is depth of field, - that is, from the point where you are standing, right to the furthest point in the frame, - how much should appear to be sharp and in focus? In this shot, obviously all of it, from the front of the glass, to the print furthest from the camera. This is the deciding factor, and this means you need to use a small aperture, - which is a small "hole" letting light into the sensor. To complicate things, the smaller the aperture, the bigger the f number, - so f.2 is a much larger "hole" that f/16. Notice the slash after the f? Thats because f is a factor, i.e. its under the line as in division, so something over 2 is bigger that the same thing over 16. Each lens has a maximum aperture value, and what that means, - and how it becomes a factor, is that its a measure of how many times the circumference of the lens fits into the distance between the lens and the sensor. So an f/2 lens is a large piece of glass, and only fits twice into the distance between it and the sensor. That why so called fast (big) lenses are expensive, - they are very big pieces of glass, and collect a huge amount of light. You can reduce the effective max aperture by simply closing down the aperture ring to something smaller.

The smaller the aperture, the greater the depth of field, - i.e. it appears for example in a landscape shot at f/16 that the entire scene, right from the camera to the horizon is focused and sharp, eben though the photographer has most likely focused only 1/3 the distance into the scene.

So for most shooters aperture is the most important element. making it too big, - such as f/1.8 would provide such a shallow depth of field that for example in a portrait, a persons eye could be sharp while their nose is blurry.

All lenses have an aperture where the lens performs at it sharpest, - this is usually f/5.6, so for general shooting, other that the type of shot above, select this in Av, the use the ISO setting to get the camera to select an appropriate speed (It will usually flash at you until its happy). The expection is if youre shooting action shots, where you want to use Tv and select fast speed, the use ISO settings to allow the camera to auto select the best aperture, trying progressively higher ISO until it stops complaining.

A rule of thumb:

The minimum shutter speed you can hand hold a camera is calculated as follows:

1/focal lengthX crop factor); For your camera, using a focal length of 100mm *read it off your lens) this would be 1/(100X1.6) which is 1/160, - closest higher speed you can set is probably 1/200.


Heres a useful link


www.dofmaster.com


Hope all this helps,



Regards



Willie

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Jez22
Jez22  6 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2009 - 6:15 PM

Lovely Shot,looks very inviting

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