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    Brother Bear

    -Eye captured-My son, Kristofer William .
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    Re: Brother Bear

    I couldn't see the EXIF data on this image, but it looks to me as if there was quite a large aperture used resulting in a very narrow depth-of-field. His left eye (nearest to us) is in focus, but the other eye (and his hand) is not.

    I think in an image like this, the eyes need to be very sharp.

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    Re: Brother Bear

    Thank You for your response, Donald! Here is the original image....
    Brother Bear

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    Re: Brother Bear

    IMO wide apertures are two edged swords...

    While they allow available light shooting; the DOF is often extremely narrow and sometimes even with increased ISO and Image Stabilization, shutter speeds become too slow to effectively accomplish our shots.

    Again, IMO, a reasonable solution is effectively bounced flash.

    The light from a creatively used flash is often superior to available light. As Neil van Niekirk writes in his Introduction to Flash Techniques ( http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-pho...hy-techniques/ ),

    "As photographers we’re always looking for perfect light. And yet, the quality of available light isn’t always ideal. It is rarely perfect.

    But I feel that in using flash wisely, I’m able to enhance or over-ride the available light. With careful use of flash, I am more in control of light, and hence the way my photos will look – than if I had just accepted the existing ambient light.

    Instead of waiting for perfect light, I use what I have and add flash to make the best of the situation."

    I know that lots of members shy away from flash. But, perhaps this is because they equate all flash with the horrible flat look of straight-on, unmodified flash, especially (ugh!) that from the built-in flash of a camera!

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    Re: Brother Bear

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    I know that lots of members shy away from flash. But, perhaps this is because they equate all flash with the horrible flat look of straight-on, unmodified flash, especially (ugh!) that from the built-in flash of a camera!
    The only draw back to flash for me is that I have to carry something else around and take time to set it up! I am never displeased with the control over lighting that I get

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