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Well, they are all out of focus.

But you got some nice angles and PoV on things. Work on your focusing and you'd have some nice shots.

As an example, the last shot would look great at f/2.8 or lower as you have it, but you need to focus on the text of the headphones (or another significant portion of the headphones) rather than the center of the image/ wood piece.

Do you have some sort of auto-point focus on? It looks like it's picking the closest point and focusing there. If you can change to a single spot focus, try it.
I was thinking shutter speed more than focus. I downloaded your last photo and it said you shot it at 1/4 of a second. I'm assuming you shot these without a tripod as well. A rule of thumb when shooting handheld is having a minimum shutter of 1/(focal length)*crop factor.

1/(50*1.6) = 1/80 minimum for your 50mm.

But good perspective like Mootsfox said
    
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I was thinking shutter speed more than focus. I downloaded your last photo and it said you shot it at 1/4 of a second. I'm assuming you shot these without a tripod as well. A rule of thumb when shooting handheld is having a minimum shutter of 1/(focal length)*crop factor.

1/(50*1.6) = 1/80 minimum for your 50mm.

But good perspective like Mootsfox said
Ahh, i didn't know about that I just learned another thing

Guess it's time for me to bust out the manual. For all the previous shots.. I was shooting in Av mode. Av lets me change the aperture.. but i can't change the shutter speed. On Tv mode, it lets me change the shutter speed but doesn't let me change the aperture. I just now tried it on Manual mode "M" It's acting the same way as Tv mode :[

Anyway thanks again. I would rep.. but anyone else notice that the rep button is missing
    
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Ahh, i didn't know about that I just learned another thing

Guess it's time for me to bust out the manual. For all the previous shots.. I was shooting in Av mode. Av lets me change the aperture.. but i can't change the shutter speed. On Tv mode, it lets me change the shutter speed but doesn't let me change the aperture. I just now tried it on Manual mode "M" It's acting the same way as Tv mode :[

Anyway thanks again. I would rep.. but anyone else notice that the rep button is missing
When I use my D60 I have to press the Exposure Compensation button and then scroll the scroll wheel. Yeah, read the manual, but if you find that too boring and long (like I did) buy a guide or read the Dpreview review (Operation & Controls, pages 7-8)

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Manual Exposure

In this mode you define the exposure by selecting the aperture and the shutter speed manually. Turn the main dial to select shutter speed, hold the Av/exposure compensation button and turn the main dial to select aperture. If you change the exposure the meter graphic on the viewfinder status bar and LCD will reflect the exposure level compared to the metered exposure, if it's outside of +/- 2EV the indicator bar will blink either + or -.
    
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When I use my D60 I have to press the Exposure Compensation button and then scroll the scroll wheel. Yeah, read the manual, but if you find that too boring and long (like I did) buy a guide or read the Dpreview review (Operation & Controls, pages 7-8)
OMG. I <3 you. It worked. Didn't see that guide on dpreview, was looking through my manual. That page is now forever bookmarked!

I owe you another rep when the rep button reappears

Anyway, thanks to everyone here. I'll take more pics when i get home from work tomorrow. Hitting the sack now, getting late. Good night all
    
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Eek, one thing that comes to mind looking at your shots is distance. With SLR lenses, you can't get very close or else it won't focus (a macro lens is needed then). It varies by lens and focal length, but figure about 18 inches minimum distance from your subject. The thing is, your camera will sometimes confirm focus when too close, even though the shot is out of focus.

And don't be afraid to ratchet up the ISO sensitivity to achieve faster shutter speeds. You can confidently use up to ISO 800 in low light with your camera, and about 1600 in full light (noise is worse in low light), depending on your own tolerance for noise of course. You might find ISO 1600 decent enough in low light.

EDIT: Weird, the REP buttons are in fact missing.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 12/2/09 at 5:02am
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Eek, one thing that comes to mind looking at your shots is distance. With SLR lenses, you can't get very close or else it won't focus (a macro lens is needed then). It varies by lens and focal length, but figure about 18 inches minimum distance from your subject. The thing is, your camera will sometimes confirm focus when too close, even though the shot is out of focus.

And don't be afraid to ratchet up the ISO sensitivity to achieve faster shutter speeds.
You can confidently use up to ISO 800 in low light with your camera, and about 1600 in full light (noise is worse in low light), depending on your own tolerance for noise of course. You might find ISO 1600 decent enough in low light.

EDIT: Weird, the REP buttons are in fact missing.
Ahh, the mistakes i made. Gotta love this thread and all the Ocn members. I did exactly what you told me not to do.. I was wondering why the lens won't focus .

As for ISO, i was under the impression that the lower the iso, the better. But i guess i need to make some sacrifices there to "balance" the picture.

Thanks for the tips man! I'll keep that in mind.
    
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Lower ISO - less light but less noise which means, you need slower shutter speed but you get a less grainy picture.

Minimal focus distance is a pain in the ass too
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Ahh, the mistakes i made. Gotta love this thread and all the Ocn members. I did exactly what you told me not to do.. I was wondering why the lens won't focus .

As for ISO, i was under the impression that the lower the iso, the better.
But i guess i need to make some sacrifices there to "balance" the picture.

Thanks for the tips man! I'll keep that in mind.
That's definitely true, but the beauty of a DSLR is that higher ISOs are actually usable. With a typical point-and-shoot, anything above ISO 200 is pretty awful. Just go check out a review of any typical compact and check out it's 800 and 1600 ISO shots, then compare them to ones from your camera and you'll see what I mean. Larger sensors with better image processing equals lower noise.
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That's definitely true, but the beauty of a DSLR is that higher ISOs are actually usable. With a typical point-and-shoot, anything above ISO 200 is pretty awful. Just go check out a review of any typical compact and check out it's 800 and 1600 ISO shots, then compare them to ones from your camera and you'll see what I mean. Larger sensors with better image processing equals lower noise.
That's nice to know . Just a question, will increasing the ISO also speed up the shutter speed automatically?
    
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That's nice to know . Just a question, will increasing the ISO also speed up the shutter speed automatically?
Manual = No
Av = Yes
Tv = You're controlling the shutter
P = Yes
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