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D40 Auto vs. Macro/Auto vs. Program settings

Category: Pianolady's Gardens | Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:34 pm

Here's some samples for you Joann. I did not alter or crop these photos. They were taken in full sun, and seem a bit overexposed imo, so I'll need to adjust that a bit next time.

Automatic Setting (point & shoot)


Automatic Macro Setting


Program Setting with low aperture setting


I actually don't see much difference between either automatic setting, the program setting is probably the setting you would want to use to get up-close photos with a blurred background. I'm only on day 2 with a DSLR, and use none of the automatic settings already. I could never achieve the results of the third photo with my point & shoot camera. The D40 is a really easy-to-use camera as long as you read the manual first! LOL


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Droopy wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:02 pm:


I like the last one best. The bloom stands out more and the background is darker and more diffuse.




 

Biita wrote on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:35 pm:


I agree the last one is best. It almost seems to float.




 

songlim18 wrote on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:28 am:


Tks for sharing your knowledge. I inherited a D60 recently and will probably try a few shots too! Will go out and experiment on pretty flowers bcos my balcony is facing South and does not get any sun. >"<




 

Joann wrote on Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:43 am:


Thankyou so much for doing that for me. I'm sold..the 3rd picture is a standout from the others.

I've spent the weekend at the Festival of Butterflies looking over shoulders of those with SLR's hoping they wouldnt notice me : ) You would have loved being there with your new camera.




 

SongofJoy57 wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:54 am:


Congrats on the new camera . . . you are certainly a great student, and even better teacher! (Now what kind of flower tree is that?)





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