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    Hi, I enjoy taking pictures of babies / toddlers (though they are not mine) with natural expressions. Looking into how I can improve my skills.

    Photo taken with a softmat filter (I am wondering if I should stop using it).
    F2.0 and 1/1000 sec (vaguely remember the settings... have to check when I get home).

    The picture was taken near a lift lobby area. I cropped it to allow more attention to the action of the toddler.

    Looking forward to your comments.

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    What's a softmat filter? Errr .... the 'effect' is pretty terrible leh ... so blur even at 1/1000?

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    can't say i like the soft effect. personally felt that soft filters and lenses are passe.

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    lol... noted. i think next time i better leave out the soft filters.

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    soft mat? never heard before. but too soft leh.

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    its the same as a softener filter.

    i think due to the large aperture.. when i focus on her eyes and recomposed the shot it went out of focus...

    still practicing on my lens.


    posted a few more pics here and awaiting comments too... heh.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379084

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    u probably bumped up ur iso for this shot when there was no need to. the noise is quite visible. the softness doesnt work at all.
    ur focusing problem is probably due to your camera settings. check that u are using af lock and not the continuous focusing.
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    hmm... thanks! will check on the settings..

    how abt the photos in this thread? any comments?

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379084
    Last edited by dingzyangz; 22nd May 2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingzyangz View Post
    hmm... thanks! will check on the settings..

    how abt the photos in this thread? any comments?

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=379084
    wow, i like those shots. especially #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    wow, i like those shots. especially #3.
    lol... thanks! he was staring at Channelnewsasia. the moment u change to channel 8... he cries. O.o

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    Default Re: Toddler Potrait Taking

    Quote Originally Posted by dingzyangz View Post


    Hi, I enjoy taking pictures of babies / toddlers (though they are not mine) with natural expressions. Looking into how I can improve my skills.

    Photo taken with a softmat filter (I am wondering if I should stop using it).
    F2.0 and 1/1000 sec (vaguely remember the settings... have to check when I get home).

    The picture was taken near a lift lobby area. I cropped it to allow more attention to the action of the toddler.

    Looking forward to your comments.
    Yeah, You should do away with the softmat. The photo is totally blurred. good timing though. Would be nice to get the eyes looking on the camera.

    BTW, why do you use f/2 with soft mat?

    Now, you will need to get your own babies/toddlers to capture images of.....
    "Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by blive View Post
    Yeah, You should do away with the softmat. The photo is totally blurred. good timing though. Would be nice to get the eyes looking on the camera.

    BTW, why do you use f/2 with soft mat?

    Now, you will need to get your own babies/toddlers to capture images of.....
    lol... the softmat was on always on the lens on tat day. well.. when i was walking out of the house... she decided to pose all of a sudden so i just snapped not having the change to change the settings. >.<

    well... guess next time i shall not leave the aperture at f/2 but rather a "safer" aperture.

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