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01-20-2008
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Just thought I would Share a Few Shots From a Recent Shoot at Loyalty Ink.

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01-21-2008
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Bill,

Me and you need to get together, so I can give you some tips on group portraits.

As for the shots, your white balance is in-consistent across the shots. #1 is to cool, #2 is too hot, #3 is pretty good. Are you using automatic white balance? Auto white balance is the quickest way to ruine a shot, since you never know what the camera may throw at you. If you can't custom white balance against a gray card for every light situation, at least use the "Sunny", "Cloudy", "Flash", or whatever the appropriate setting for the light. Auto white balance is for snapshots.

#3 is the best shot of the bunch. The only thing I would do different is I would have shot it from a bit lower angle. Since your lens is opened for such a wide angle, I prefer not to be shooting "down". If you would have shot from the waist level, the shot would not look so distorted. Some guys here shoot real estate pictures, and they would be better in telling you how to get this particular shot just right.

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01-21-2008
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Yes I have not gone full manual all the time yet, and WB is still on auto your right. But I can already see the diference in quality manual is making so I lead into my next shoots I will be going manual WB as well with one setting for most of the shots.
And progress to setting the WB for each setting or room I move to.. As always thanks for the CC, thats why I post them here.

-Bill
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01-21-2008
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Being one of the aforementioned Real Estate shooters there are two suggestions I'd make especially if you are using that 12-24 lens.

Get Down! (Not necessarily Funky!) If you don't want to be posting a room shot super wide then you'll need the lens at about the center of the wall height. 8 Foot Ceiling camera needs to be at 4 Feet, etc. If you don't mind a little post work then you can Skew or Perspective correct in Photoshot fairly easily. Using a 10-22 (Canon) most of the time this is what I end up doing.

Now if you are shooting a PERSON then you must be at their waiste level otherwise you will get distorted people.

Yeah. Auto WB Sucks. Unfortunately with My XT right now I cannot set by color temp like I can with the 20D (I miss my 20D ).

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01-21-2008
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The fact that you're moving toward full manual if fine. Just keep playing with it. Also, here is a link to a really good explaination of the f-stop. You need to read it a few times and play with the arithmetic, but then the f-stops will make perfect sense. As for white balance, there is just no substitute for gray card or white card. A Tedious Explanation of the f/stop

Another really good site that has a wealth of great and free education is ShootSmarter.com - Home

Once you finally get the results you like shooting in manual, you'll super-glue the setting knob to manual ;-)

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01-24-2008
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Rav
Thanks for the CC I will put this to work on the next shoot this week....

-Bill
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01-24-2008
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Dave

Thanks yea little by little I am getting off full auto, the next stop is WB with a grey card. It has been a real task but thats why I am here..

-Bill
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