Disregarding the blank pages, I'd love some feedback -- open criteria. I know I've got a lot to work on, but any "where to start" and large-ish photo/editing issues that need addressed would be wonderful.
I feel two of my biggest issues are lighting (hot spots and unwanted shadows) and soft focus, which I have no idea how to correct in post and apparently am not correcting for while shooting.
Dec 23 12 12:05 pm Link
Dec 23 12 03:32 pm Link
Auto focus. Occasionally, I'll try to twist the lens a bit from there...I do feel like I'm focusing incorrectly. Any suggestions on how to adjust this?
Dec 23 12 03:35 pm Link
London, England, United Kingdom
You may want to check your Focal Zones in your AF system. It might be set to "Closest Object" mode.
Dec 23 12 03:42 pm Link
That's my 50 mm 1.8 so I probably did have a very narrow DOF.
Confession: I have no idea how to check "focal zones in my AF system" - or even, really, what that means.
Dec 23 12 04:10 pm Link
What kind of camera are you using?
Dec 23 12 05:28 pm Link
Rebel XSi. I've been focusing - or at least pointing the center of the lens - at the model's eye, autofocusing, and recomposing. Is the center of the lens not where it focuses? I'm not sure how to adjust this.
Dec 23 12 07:02 pm Link
You can select the focusing point, which is the red square, what I do is to set the camera so only the center focusing point is active, aim that so the red rectangle covers the eye, press and hold the shutter half way, then recompose the photo.
Go to page 61 AF point selection in your manual
From looking at the Manual you have 9 focus points; you can use any of them to be your one and only main point
The reason I select only one is that way you can make sure what you want in focus will be in focus.
Dec 23 12 09:17 pm Link
I don't have my manual but I googled it -- thank you!
Dec 25 12 06:30 am Link