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Gary ­ W.
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Nov 19, 2008 18:57 |  #1

Hey all,

This is my first post and hopefully successful attempt at this shot. And here is the Exif data:


[Image]
Model = Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Date Time = 2008-11-11 18:53:13
Exposure Time = 1/1250"
F Number = F5.6
Exposure Program = Shutter priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 800
Shutter Speed Value = 10.38 TV
Aperture Value = 5 AV
Focal Length = 300mm
Exif Image Width = 4272
Exif Image Height = 2848
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance

Am I on the right track?

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Nov 19, 2008 20:00 |  #2

Handheld at 300mm?? Wow! Not bad. But I would recommend a good tripod if you want to improve. Use the tripod, remote shutter release, and mirror lockup, then you'll be on the right track and probably getting some pretty darn good results. Good luck!


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Nov 19, 2008 21:39 as a reply to  @ timeasterday's post |  #3

Hey all,

I have a tripod and a stick, I just haven't gotten comfortable with them yet, and I am still trying to learn how to adjust all the settings on the camera.

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Nov 19, 2008 21:49 |  #4

That's a great shot for handheld!


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Nov 20, 2008 01:28 |  #5

Yep a good shot for hand held.

this might help you on setting for taking shots of the moon.

http://www.adidap.com …moon-exposure-calculator/ (external link)


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Nov 20, 2008 08:57 |  #6

I agree , handhelt is a hard job to do especially on the moon ! Nice shot . A little soft and a little dark but like i said for HH....., Nice !




  
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Nov 20, 2008 09:17 |  #7

Does it really make that much difference doing handheld if you're shooting at 1/1250th of a second? Surely that speed is going to eliminate any camera-shake.

Did you photoshop the image at all Gary? I like it, but it looks like "something" has been done to it. Looks like a slightly soft image that's been over-sharpened perhaps.


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Nov 20, 2008 09:31 as a reply to  @ Adrena1in's post |  #8

Hey all,

I did play with the brightness and contrast settings a little bit with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. The photo was taken and saved to jpeg instead of raw because, like the settings on my camera, I am still learning how to use picture editing software that came on the computer or with the camera.

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Nov 20, 2008 16:24 |  #9

Adrena1in wrote in post #6724674 (external link)
Does it really make that much difference doing handheld if you're shooting at 1/1250th of a second? Surely that speed is going to eliminate any camera-shake.

Well done Gary. A tripod is always wise regardless of shutter speed. I even use one when photographing hummingbirds at 1/4000th sec. I also hand hold at those speeds when shooting bird flight shots but only for freedom of movement for fairly distant and unpredictable flight.

There's no such thing as too much stability. Overkill at high shutter speed? Maybe but I've never had a photo suffer from using a tripod.


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Nov 21, 2008 11:27 |  #10

Great handheld, you are a lot steadier than me.


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Nov 21, 2008 13:50 |  #11

Excellent shot for handheld!


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Nov 22, 2008 12:14 as a reply to  @ markjpcs's post |  #12

Hey all,

Thanks for the input, guys.

Gary W.:cool:


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