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Old Jan 3, 2006, 6:49 PM   #11
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learning to use the Av and Tv modes properly is a big advantage as it gives you complete control over depth of field or in shutter speeds, depending on your goal for a specific picture..

it has a steeper learning curve, and you may get frustrated from time to time, but in the end the pictures you create with this added control will be worth the time spent learning it..

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for this shot, with the settings available on a DSLR, i'd definitely use aperture mode to control depth of field. set up on a tripod, or at the very least a sturdy brace, and close down the aperture to f8 or f11 at the least. that will let you keep the whole flower in focus, or nearly so. you'll lose some shutter speed by doing that, of course, and if this shot was 1/125, you'll probably drop down into the 1/60 or perhaps 1/30 range when you stop down to f8 or f11. at that point, you'll definitelt benefit from either a tripod or a solid brace, unless you're exceptionally steady.

the composition suggestions don't require any changes in settings, of course, but depending on how that affects your light, you may find you need to adjust other settings, such as ISO.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 9:29 PM   #13
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Todd,

DReb XT... What a guy... Welcome to the forum.

You may want to consider a remote shutter switch. They're cheap and it eliminates
any movement you may cause when you press the shutter. But the tripod is a MUST.

dale


PS: Where's Julies517?

If you want to see some pretty good macro of flowers go back to post in this forum
by Julies517. Dang she's good.
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 1:34 AM   #14
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thatsanicepicture2 wrote:
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Todd,

DReb XT... What a guy... Welcome to the forum

dale


PS: Where's Julies517?

If you want to see some pretty good macro of flowers go back to post in this forum
by Julies517. Dang she's good.

In compelete accord with Dale, Julies is the queen when it comes to flowers. You won't regret learning from her experience.

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