Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 334,809, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,728
    Points
    334,809
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 72
    Given: 152

    Portrait Workshops

    I've had a few messages here about when our schedule would be released - wanted to get this out now that we finally got it done. Seems many got new cameras over the holidays and need help getting started with all those buttons!

    Workshops | dsmPhotoCompany



    Our "camera basics" workshop will work for both point-n-shoot and SLR owners.

    Feel free to ask questions!




  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 450,353, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,547
    Points
    450,353
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 148
    Given: 25

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    I need to send my wife to this so she can learn how to auto focus the camera... Those little red dots are where the camera is focused on does not seem to resonate with her.

    On a side note, I just picked up a 17-50 2.8 lens for everyday use the other day. Cannot wait to try that out.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 334,809, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,728
    Points
    334,809
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 72
    Given: 152

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    Focus can be a tricky thing to get the hang of - especially changing the focus point. We rarely use the multi-focus point setting as it often grabs something in the background and the image is OOF. Using a single focal point and changing it to suit the crop/composition is much more reliable.

    If you'd like to add a very reliable and fun lens to your bag - check out the 50mm 1.4. Love the shallow DOF with that lens, only knock on it is it can take a bit longer to focus in low-light situations. Otherwise - it rocks!

    An application for it could be a cute closeup of one of your kids - at f1.8 (which is the sweet spot for that lens) - focused on the eyes - everything else will fall out of focus - really making those eyes pop!




  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 643,798, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 65.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,493
    Points
    643,798
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,213
    Given: 116

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    Is that the guy that played Powder?



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 450,353, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,547
    Points
    450,353
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 148
    Given: 25

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Focus can be a tricky thing to get the hang of - especially changing the focus point. We rarely use the multi-focus point setting as it often grabs something in the background and the image is OOF. Using a single focal point and changing it to suit the crop/composition is much more reliable.

    If you'd like to add a very reliable and fun lens to your bag - check out the 50mm 1.4. Love the shallow DOF with that lens, only knock on it is it can take a bit longer to focus in low-light situations. Otherwise - it rocks!

    An application for it could be a cute closeup of one of your kids - at f1.8 (which is the sweet spot for that lens) - focused on the eyes - everything else will fall out of focus - really making those eyes pop!


    Yep I have the canon EF 50mm 1.4 in my bag also. Fun to play with that and works really well when the light is low.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 38,062, Level: 60
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 988
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    3,779
    Points
    38,062
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yep I have the canon EF 50mm 1.4 in my bag also. Fun to play with that and works really well when the light is low.
    I'm a big fan of the prime lenses. Especially the 50mm 1.4, mainly because I'm on a budget. It's very sharp. I'm doing my best to learn the Al Servo mode, using the backbutton to focus. Definitely takes some practice but looks phenomenal if your subjects are moving even just a little.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 334,809, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    31,728
    Points
    334,809
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 72
    Given: 152

    Re: Portrait Workshops

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUonthemove View Post
    I'm a big fan of the prime lenses. Especially the 50mm 1.4, mainly because I'm on a budget. It's very sharp. I'm doing my best to learn the Al Servo mode, using the backbutton to focus. Definitely takes some practice but looks phenomenal if your subjects are moving even just a little.
    We use the "AF-ON" button (Canon) to focus regardless of what mode. Allows us to keep our focus and metering separate...handy when in Aperture priority and using ETTL.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM