When taking portraits during travel, would it be bad to be using shallow DoF all the time? For example, I want to take a photo of a person in front of a famous tourist site but if I blur the background, what's the point of taking vacation photos???
Just got back from a trip where I shot all portraits at f/2.8 to f/4.0 and the subjects are complaining that the background is blurred and nobody can tell where they are?? Thanks.
>>2737360 well you need to choose what you want your subject to be, whether you want a portrait or a landscape photo. Very difficult to have both in a good photo. Your friends just want a typical shitty holiday photo where they are tiny people at the bottom of the pic in typical shitty poses probably hugging each other with a shitty landmark in the back. That's why I don't take my DSLRs for holidays, take some instax or a 10 bucks film point and shoot instead, pic related
>>2737360 >the subjects are complaining that the background is blurred and nobody can tell where they are Well that should give you a clue. If you want to take a portrait in a certain environment it makes sense that the environment should be recognisable. Just because it is a portrait it doesn't mean that everything but the nose and eyes must be out of focus.
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hey guys, ive just started lurking /p/ and the board seems to be pretty interesting so im surely gonna spend much more time here photography interests me more and more with each day, but for now i dont have a single clue about it (i dont even have my own camera) so here comes my question to you - is there any approved starter guide like other boards have? if not could you direct me somewhere with basic knowledge how to take pictures, which newbie camera should i choose and even guide me how to hold it thank you in advance
Do you have a camera, like, any camera? Normally the best place to start is its manual. Read it. It will tell you what all the settings do (and if you don't understand it, you'll know exactly what to search for on the internet), how to hold the camera and how to use every feature of your camera to your advantage.
You could also start with 35mm film, which many people here (myself included) recommend. Manual film cameras and old lenses are pretty cheap, and they don't have any of the automatic bullshit in a modern camera (not even autofocus), so it forces... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2737333 You sir are an arsehole, i couldn't find only exorbitant auction prices, nothing realistic. I really tought you guys were different from the guys on /b/ and would actually get an educated person give me a real answer, i guess not.
So I was loading some 35mm into my camera and it died midway through. Turns out I had less battery life than I thought. So I replaced the dead batteries with some unlabeled Chinese ones I forgot I had and it kept going till it stopped at 11.
Now I'm not sure what to do since it only thinks there's 11, because it automatically rewinds the film back into container once you've used all the shots.
So basically I was wondering if there's a way I can get the camera to realize there's actually 24 shots? Sorry if I'm forgetting something obvious,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
As I was looking through my grandparents house I found an old poloroid and I've got a few questions. I would love to know if this film looks expired or what not, will I need to take a picture first to find out? Any opinions on this poloroid? Where can I find more film? Is it worth anything? Thanks
Yes. You won't find out if the battery (which is actually part of the film) is dead. If it's dead, you have to throw it out. The film in the picture has been exposed to light and so the first shot you take (if it isn't the last) will be blank.
>Any opinions on this polaroid?
I think it has a nice color.
>Where can I find more film?
Internet or a camera store that sells film for polaroids
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Got a new book yesterday and this is just to great to not share.
>Pull pistol trigger to open shutter A.K.A. taking the picture. >Pull the hammer back to rotate cylinder A.K.A. moving that negative to the back and bringing another forward.
The Photo Revolver is from 1882, printed on 20x20mm dry plates, had no viewfinder, held up to 10 dry plates at a time (earlier versions only held 4), and was exposed by opening the barrel which was a 70mm periscope with f/10 lense inside the barrel.
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