More portraits of my daughter.

Started Apr 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: More portraits of my daughter.
In reply to guitarjeff, Apr 11, 2012


check this out:

Generally, if your shutter speed meets or exceeds the reciprocal of the lens' focal length you will most likely eliminate or at best greatly reduce camera shake.

Technique also plays a big role. I shoot with 17-55mm 2.8 with no VR. However bracing yourself, learning to breath correctly, using the weight of the lens and camera, and proper pressure on the shutter button all plays a big part in " getting " the shot. This takes practice. This is one of the most overlooked facets of photography.

When I have my 105mm Macro which has VR, I never turn it off. I love using it as a protrait lens, since its almost equivalent to 135mm on a DX. So my shutter speed when doing portaits AND NOT on a monopod or tripod is always 1/125 or faster. The VR is turned off only when I have it on a monopod or tripod. Handheld it doesn't hurt a thing.

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Nikon D7000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF
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