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Old Apr 19, 2007, 3:20 AM   #1
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Old Apr 19, 2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Comcast digital cable?? I recognize the remote. I just got three digital cable boxes earlier this week with that same remote!

This is trying to be an excellent photo but not succeeding. Two things are preventing it, depth of field, and the bottom edge of the TV screen. You need to either frame the shot without the TV screen in the shot or crop it out. Then you need to go for maximum depth of field. This is essentially a macro shot and using auto exposure will yield a very shallow (less than 1/2 ") depth of field. You need to use aperture priority and select the smallest aperture (largest f-stop) you can get. This will result in a slow shutter speed so a tripod should be used. By doing this, you should be able to get the entire remote in focus.

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Cal, I like the way the TV is lighting up the remote...anyway to creatively include the TV so the light is identified?
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Old Apr 19, 2007, 3:41 PM   #4
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I think I have to disagree. The tv screen is much brighter than the rest of the scene and is very distracting. You get enough reflection of the tv screen on the table to give a clue as to the light source. I would crop just below the tv but leave the dark area in.

Another thing to consider, the brightness of the tv compared to the rest of the scene is going to throw your metering off. By adjusting your framing to not include the tv, your photo will probably turn out a bit brighter.

BTW, did I guess correctly on Comcast Digital Cable?

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BTW, did I guess correctly on Comcast Digital Cable?

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Yep, sure did.

Thanks for the comments, guys.
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