Upload & Sell: Off
Thanks for the tips, Chuck. I've been playing with the DOF quite a bit lately to learn more quickly. I definitely understand the stopping down for greater DOF. Coming from a D5000 and kit system which wasn't capable of such shallow DOF, it'll take some practice for me to understand the actual working relationship between aperture, subject distance, background distance, and DOF on this combo, to see it in my mind before the capture, and then to estimate the resulting image. Sometimes it can be hard to judge the actual result just from the camera's screen, even when zoomed in. I've been shooting relatively wide open to understand the DOF, and now have been playing with apertures between 1.8-10 to see the results.
1. Was shot at f/2.5
3, 4 - f/1.8
5 - f/2.0
With these coming within the first 300 shutter actuations (and the first few shots of people I've taken), I'm quite pleased with the initial images.
Thanks for the tips. Looking forward to my next trip to NOLA. There would be some fun places to shoot.