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Thursday, January 9, 2014

69/365 Finger Food

Baby A tried his first finger food today...good 'ole Cheerios. While he could get them to his mouth pretty easily, he was not interested in eating them and would spit them out.  I think he ate 2, which I put in his mouth.  This first time he wasn't a big fan.

I don't know what my deal was, but I had a super hard time nailing focus on Baby A on these.  Probably I was shooting too wide and too close, but even at 2.8 I had a hard time.  And, I was shooting 1/125sec, which is higher than I do often (if the light's just not there I often shoot at 1/100 or even 1/80)  The back eye was consistently soft..grr.  Maybe it was just one of those days.  He is always harder to get sharp focus than D, though.

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  1. This is adorable and I'm glad you got a shot of his first Cheerio, that's a big moment!!! ;) The focus is a tiny bit soft, but I don't think I'd have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it, or I hadn't really studied the photo intently. I do have something on this. When I took Mastering Manual from CM's last month, someone asked about how to really nail focus, especially on faces. One of our instructors said start shooting around f/3.5 at the widest. Get really good at that f/, then stop down to the next f/ and get good at that, and work your way down. She said by starting a bit less wide, and working down you'll get a ton of practice at it and that's what it takes. (I def. need to work on this too!!)

  2. So sweet! I love this stage of life. getting perfect focus is hard for me as well.

  3. Oh my goodness, what a darling baby! Have you played around with your Auto Focus settings? I'm still figuring things out but it seems like when I have it in AF-C mode (I shoot with a Nikon camera, not sure if it's the same on others) I get a better focus.

    1. Is AF-C where the AF is continuous? I shoot Canon, but yes, I do use the continuous auto focus mode...and back button focusing, which helps too. I think my issue is just I need to practice, and perhaps close down more. I do try to shoot pretty wide open often. Thanks for the suggestion, though!