10-18-2014 09:51 PM
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10-19-2014 11:18 AM
Or, you can just set your Rebel T3i in P, for "professional" mode and shoot away. It will do an amazing job. You can try several different positions (lighting) for you and your subjects.
The biggest mistake people make is putting the subject too close to the background. Like a stone wall or tree or something.
Alos you don't want to be too close to your subjects.
10-23-2014 08:20 PM
I have two answers...
A short answer is ... put the camera into Tv mode, dial it to f/4, and use a long-ish focal length (avoid wide-angle) and keep the background at some distance behind your subjects. Light shade really helps.
And now for the longer answer...
[Elaborate, complete, well thought out disquisition (which must have cost a non-trivial amount of Tim's time) omitted]
Sometimes I think one has to simply take a deep breath and bellow "RTFM (Read The 'Fine' Manual)!!" Is there an easier activity on the planet than to set a T3i to "A" or "P" and just start clicking? I'll bet that advice is on or near page 1. And Canon makes it dead easy to download their user manuals if the one that came with the camera is missing.
Forgive me, but my TV just crapped out, so I'm in a bad mood tonight. But really, somebody had to say it sooner or later.