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Old Sep 19, 2010, 3:24 PM   #11
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Hi Subhs, & everyone...

In regards to the 800 iso choice: It was getting close to sunset.

Here''s my thought process, and I'd appreciate comments as to where my thinking needs adjustment

I did not want to use a flash, I was trying to use natural light only.

There was some breeze in the air, so I wanted a fast shutter speed, to freeze everything, including my daughter who can't stand still

I also used a somewhat shallow dof to get my daughter in focus.

So the only option left was pushing the iso was the trade-off..

Was there a better way?

Thanks!!
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 4:02 PM   #12
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IMO, the iso is as good as you can get with that light. And i agree with you about not using flash. Personally i never use a flash because it just looks... terrible.
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Old Sep 19, 2010, 4:39 PM   #13
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Hi Subhs, & everyone...

In regards to the 800 iso choice: It was getting close to sunset.

Here''s my thought process, and I'd appreciate comments as to where my thinking needs adjustment

I did not want to use a flash, I was trying to use natural light only.

There was some breeze in the air, so I wanted a fast shutter speed, to freeze everything, including my daughter who can't stand still

I also used a somewhat shallow dof to get my daughter in focus.

So the only option left was pushing the iso was the trade-off..

Was there a better way?

Thanks!!
You did the right thing. I like working with natural and flash but for this it isn't needed.

As you are using the 5D2 then going to ISO 3200 wouldn't be an issue so you had lots of light left I shoot ISO 1600 without thinking, 3200 without worrying and 6400 when needed.

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Mark...

As you know I'm a newbie...I was thinking if the photo was shoot with ISO 100 instead of ISO 800, would it have more details? I may sound stupid, but it's ok.
It's good to ask questions, and don't worry, we are friendly here so you can feel free, even if they might seem a bit silly sometimes.

Going ISO 100 would give a bit more detail and dynamic range, but also the shutter speed would have dropped to 1/25s making it basically impossible to get a sharp shot (assuming the aperture wasn't changed). FP uses the Canon 5DmkII which is a very good performing camera with ISO so he is in very safe shooting territory with ISO 800.
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 11:19 AM   #14
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Okay, I went to the same weed patch that we're all pretending to be flowers. Bribed my daughter into being my subject again.

Same time of day, and pretty much the same conditions.

Here's the newest shot trying to incorporate your input.

C&C please.

Faithfully yours,
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Old Sep 24, 2010, 11:50 PM   #15
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Great shot. I agree with Mark on the tighter crop on the first image.
The second image is nice too but I really prefer the first. The first image seems more intimate, reflective or something. Not exactly sure what, but a stronger image from my point of view.

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