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Britchick
06-11-2008, 09:38 PM
so the boy is in a rememberance day parade on sunday and i want to get some good shots of him. What kind of setting should i have it on? The perfectionist side of me wants a nice candid head shot of him with the background blurred out but they will obviously be moving so do i really need to have it on shutter priority. any idea of what settings i should have it on?

i'm thinking i should use my 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens as i don't want to be intrusive lol.

any tips gratefully recieved:p015:

ukwdwnut
07-11-2008, 12:20 AM
depends how far away from the boy you are julie, with the 70-30 when zoom full out you are still pretty close

mInNiE
07-11-2008, 07:57 AM
so the boy is in a rememberance day parade on sunday and i want to get some good shots of him. What kind of setting should i have it on? The perfectionist side of me wants a nice candid head shot of him with the background blurred out but they will obviously be moving so do i really need to have it on shutter priority. any idea of what settings i should have it on?

i'm thinking i should use my 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens as i don't want to be intrusive lol.

any tips gratefully recieved:p015:

I was surprised to see you ask this lol, ALL of the photo's I've seen of yours are excellent!!!! Sure they'll be great again! :p015:

keith
07-11-2008, 02:51 PM
so the boy is in a rememberance day parade on sunday and i want to get some good shots of him. What kind of setting should i have it on? The perfectionist side of me wants a nice candid head shot of him with the background blurred out but they will obviously be moving so do i really need to have it on shutter priority. any idea of what settings i should have it on?

i'm thinking i should use my 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens as i don't want to be intrusive lol.

any tips gratefully recieved:p015:

Well a few ideas spring to mind I guess

If you want a really sharp shot and they're moving then yep, you'll need to think about your shutter speed as being most important. So Shutter speed priority, pretty fast and then play with your ISO/aperture to get the effect you want.

You could try a pan shot as well as he goes past? keep shutter open a bit longer and pan gently as they move past. If done correctly, and it takes practice, you can get a lovely sharp shot with motion blur behind. It's different to just out of focus blur and will give the impression of movement which is more appropriate for a parade

ukwdwnut
07-11-2008, 03:03 PM
Well a few ideas spring to mind I guess

If you want a really sharp shot and they're moving then yep, you'll need to think about your shutter speed as being most important. So Shutter speed priority, pretty fast and then play with your ISO/aperture to get the effect you want.

You could try a pan shot as well as he goes past? keep shutter open a bit longer and pan gently as they move past. If done correctly, and it takes practice, you can get a lovely sharp shot with motion blur behind. It's different to just out of focus blur and will give the impression of movement which is more appropriate for a parade

thats exactly where some of my parade shots went wonky keith

is it a possibilty for you or your mate who comes on, forget his name now to maybe do a masterclass on photography for different types/times of day shots etc?

keith
07-11-2008, 03:04 PM
thats exactly where some of my parade shots went wonky keith

is it a possibilty for you or your mate who comes on, forget his name now to maybe do a masterclass on photography for different types/times of day shots etc?

we can sure try :yes:

ukwdwnut
07-11-2008, 03:15 PM
heres one example of a blurred shot at the lion king show, i think a tripod was needed firstly then setup crucial for a good shot

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s192/essexmick/IMG_1931.jpg

ukwdwnut
07-11-2008, 03:19 PM
and a clear one, why its clear i have no idea, settings were the same, maybe less camera movement i dont really know

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s192/essexmick/IMG_1951.jpg

keith
07-11-2008, 04:07 PM
Actually both shots show that you did WELL holding the camera and that the blurriness in the first shot is MAINLY from subject movement not camera shake although theres a bit in there for sure)

You needed to up the iso to the max and have a faster shutter speed even to the point of underexposing a little since you could always bring it back later in photoshop.

A tripod makes it easy to reduce CAMERA shake yep, but even a tripod wont help you when the subject is moving around ;) at that stage it's a faster shutter speed you need

josh.p.
07-11-2008, 04:34 PM
Brilliant shot Nutty, I love the motion trail things on the birds flying around make it really good.

Britchick
07-11-2008, 06:12 PM
thanks Keith, i thought i'd post it because it can apply to disney parades too.

good shot Nut, nice colours

ukwdwnut
07-11-2008, 06:24 PM
i just looked on the photos and i think it was 400 iso for both shots so maybe set to auto, will look for some set to iso1600 which im sure i took some at

edit: fireworks were set to 1600, they will be later in the reports but will give you a taster later lol