Dream 13-365

by Nicole Bausman January. 14, 2018 929 views

Today's theme was dream, well my dream is to one day to become a good photographer. This means I need to learn how to focus my lens in the dark which has been really hard for me. My lens was on infinity so I don't know what the problem is. If you have any tips please let me know because I am having a real issue.

I will talk to you all today, because I am posting really late.

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 3 months ago

Exciting images! Were you using autofocus? Sometimes the camera has a hard time deciding what to focus on, especially in low light situations with multiple subjects at different distances and of varying brightness....

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Paula Wallis 3 years, 3 months ago

Yes, what the others said about locking focus with the subject holding a flashlight is what I'd say. Fun light painting though! I found that night shooting/star trails/light painting was the quickest way to learn everything I wanted to know about the workings of my camera, so keep playing!

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Paula Wallis 3 years, 3 months ago

Yea I thought I had things figured out and then I bought a new lens :P I am happy the learning never stops, keeps everything interesting and fun.

3 years, 3 months ago Edited
Paula Wallis Replied to Nicole Bausman 3 years, 3 months ago

It's what I love about photography. I could shoot for 70 years and still not know everything there is to know!

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Camellia Staab 3 years, 4 months ago

Great light show. Well done! Focusing first on, for example the person holding the flashlight in picture #1 and then switching the lock on your lens from AF to M, will look your focus in as long as you don't touch the focus ring. Then you can take pictures all you want and keep them focused.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Camellia Staab 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the tip I shall try that smile

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Amber Josephine 3 years, 4 months ago

Great work :)
I know focusing in the dark was (and still is) tricky for me as well.  When I dont use autofocus (which is actually pretty useful), I'll often start at infinity and dial it back a small amount.  I also like to pick a distant lightsource (eg street light or bright star) and try to focus on it.  Takes a bit of trial and error but it gets there in the end.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Amber Josephine 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks and yea I am going to try again with a flash light but I will also try to slowly dial it back.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lisa Britton 3 years, 4 months ago

I think these are really cool - great effort

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Lisa Britton 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks

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Daanish Farhan 3 years, 4 months ago

This is so gorgeous!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Daanish Farhan 3 years, 4 months ago

Thank you :)

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Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 4 months ago

I just got a DSLR so I am lost, But I think the photos are great I love the light show

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks smile

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Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 4 months ago

cool shots! Your focus should not be at infinity.  If you can focus on a high contrast point it's easier for the autofocus to find focus.  Or have a flashlight to light up the subject to get focus and then turn off and proceed.  Some lenses are better at focusing in low light than others.  Looking forward to your next attempt!

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Nicole Bausman Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the tip! smile

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Sylvia Warren Replied to Stephanie Hyde 3 years, 4 months ago

I suggest that also... I love to light paint! I've not done it with sparklers yet, but I have set a long exposure on subject, focused using the flashlight, and then while the shutter is open, run the light quickly over my subject.

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