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reading and going out and testing/playing around with the camera would probably be best to learn quickly. thats how i did it
yeah thats exactly what im doing now. except its nightime and im shooting i n my bedroom, lol.


are there any free websites where I can go for like some homework type testing and stuff? Not sure if im saying it right but what i want is a place where I can get an assignment, try the shoots and see if I can match what they want and possibly grade how well im doing? I know its a longshot but just curious
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nope. could jsut get some C&C here lol
 
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So I went out in my moms baby garden and snapped a few pictures, tell me what u think.






The second to last I was trying to focus up close and have the background blury, of course i did the opposite :/
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remember, theres a minimum distance between lens and object that it requires to be able to AF.

go read up on Rule of Thirds
 
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So I went out in my moms baby garden and snapped a few pictures, tell me what u think.






The second to last I was trying to focus up close and have the background blury, of course i did the opposite :/
Framing is off. I definitely echo iandroo's suggestion to read up on the rule of thirds and other composition rules.

Also, is your autofocus set to manually-selected AF points or are the AF points selected by the camera? Focus looks a bit off in first, fourth, and fifth.
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remember, theres a minimum distance between lens and object that it requires to be able to AF.

go read up on Rule of Thirds
I was about 9" to a 18" away in each of those pictures. I'm still playing around with it so its a work in progress.
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Framing is off. I definitely echo iandroo's suggestion to read up on the rule of thirds and other composition rules.

Also, is your autofocus set to manually-selected AF points or are the AF points selected by the camera? Focus looks a bit off in first, fourth, and fifth.
I had everything set to manual, then i later switched to auto to see why such difference in my pictures so I can get a better idea of what settings I need to play around with.
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read up on Rule of Thirds and composition... also the triangle of iso shutter and aperature.. good start. just keep it on auto focus for now until u figure out that much then u can play with it a bit more
 
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A little old of a thread, but I figured I'd chime back in and mention that the desired blur you're looking for typically only comes from prime lenses. I'd look into getting a 35mm or 50mm prime lens for bokeh and macro work.
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I'd look into getting a 35mm or 50mm prime lens for bokeh and macro work.
Short focal lengths are awful for macro work -- did you read that on Ken Rockwell's site or something?
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