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    Default Exposure and Depth of Field

    Hi all, I just got my D90 and yesterday was the first real time I played with it.

    A shallow depth of field would get a subject to be in focus. A large aperture (small f number) would allow more light to it. But what if at f3.5, the image is too bright for my liking, and using a small aperture would affect my depth of field, how should i compensate it?

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    Default Re: Exposure and Depth of Field

    Quote Originally Posted by limetouch View Post
    Hi all, I just got my D90 and yesterday was the first real time I played with it.

    A shallow depth of field would get a subject to be in focus. A large aperture (small f number) would allow more light to it. But what if at f3.5, the image is too bright for my liking, and using a small aperture would affect my depth of field, how should i compensate it?
    Er, increase shutter speed?

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    Default Re: Exposure and Depth of Field

    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Er, increase shutter speed?
    What if the shutter speed was crucial as in it has to be as it is, and can't be increased? Is there any other way?

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    Default Re: Exposure and Depth of Field

    Quote Originally Posted by limetouch View Post
    What if the shutter speed was crucial as in it has to be as it is, and can't be increased? Is there any other way?
    you can lower your ISO, use a ND filter on lens, wait for light to go dimmer, move your subject to another location, as long it works.
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    Default Re: Exposure and Depth of Field

    Quote Originally Posted by limetouch View Post
    What if the shutter speed was crucial as in it has to be as it is, and can't be increased? Is there any other way?
    Use ND filter. Available in several types, reducing the light by 1,2,4 or 10 stops.

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