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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-30-2014, 01:12 PM  
Lens Recommendation for Candid Portraits.
Posted By ckglasgow
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I changed my camera to aperture priority, as I'm not totally confident with full manual and tried 35 & 50mm focal lengths.

35mm


50mm



Thank you, I'm giving some serious thought into buying the 50 f/1.8, although I haven't even bought a wedding gift yet. :eek:
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-30-2014, 10:56 AM  
Lens Recommendation for Candid Portraits.
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Apologies, I'll go back onto Imgur and reupload the resolutions.



Thank you, I'm going to leave it set at 55mm tonight and use a very fed up looking Golden Retriever as my subject.



Thank you, I'll have a look at these two also. I think that's the aim I'm looking for. Whenever there is a family event etc, I like to go round and get photographs of everyone, but much like you say enjoy the different quality of photo.



Sorry I should have said.
I like the idea of the bokeh being a lot more prominent and the idea of of the photo being all about the person and not the background. I'm assuming for this though, like you say I'll need the lens to go further than f/5.6.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-30-2014, 06:11 AM  
Lens Recommendation for Candid Portraits.
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
I also have these lenses from my Grandads old camera that he used to use. I bought the adapter ring for the Kx, but I think the lenses are fairly worn and I'm not 100% sure on how to boost the light when taking them as all photos tend to come out dark.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-30-2014, 03:29 AM  
Lens Recommendation for Candid Portraits.
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Thanks very much. I think from what I've seen of the 50mm it looks great. I'll need to dig out my Kx manual, read over it and see if it dos have focus peaking.



The unfortunate thing is that I'm only able to afford one of the lenses. I was thinking of going for the 50mm as I like portrait photography and just using one of my kit lenses.



Thanks for the input, A lot of my shots varied although the close ups of couples tended to be around 55mm. I was thinking of maybe doing some test shots tonight with the Kx.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-29-2014, 04:06 PM  
Lens Recommendation for Candid Portraits.
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 18
Views: 2,197
Hi there,

Was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction.

My sister recently got married in Greece and I used my Pentax K-x with the 18-55mm kit lens. I liked some of the photo's but wasn't overly impressed with the close up shots. I'm also putting this down to being a pretty beginner amateur photographer.

We are hosting a suprise reception, this weekend when they are home and I was looking at some of the cheaper end lenses.

I've mainly been looking at the Pentax SMC 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens Pentax smc 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo

and the Pentax 50mm f/1.8 SMC DA Lens Pentax 50mm f/1.8 SMC DA Lens: Amazon.co.uk: Camera & Photo both mainly due to price.


I was hoping someone could maybe give me the best recommendation for one. I've had a look at the reviews but I'm still much of a beginner that I can't really make heads or tails. The idea is that I'll just be going round the tables at the party, and photographing people as they come in the door or are getting a drink at the bar - just to add into an extra wedding album for them. I'll be shooting in low light, and was also wondering if I should maybe invest in an external flash / difuser or if alterating the ISO would be do able.


Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-30-2012, 04:27 PM  
Graduation Photo Setup On Pentax K-x
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Thanks for getting back to me guys,

I've now been told that we aren't allowed to shoot within the graduation hall? Which I think is ridiculous but it's probably just a way of making money off the students for photos.

Which setting on the camera would you recommend I use when I'm taking the photos. Aperture priority?
Forum: Photographic Technique 06-30-2012, 04:57 AM  
Graduation Photo Setup On Pentax K-x
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Hey guys,

I've been trawling through the net looking for some advice and I figured a Pentax forum is probably the best place for me to be.

I own a Pentax K-x with standard 18-55mm & 50-200mm kit lenses.

My sister is graduating on Monday and although she will most likely have some photos taken by a pro photographer, I wanted to take along my camera and try and get some decent photos / experience. That way I can maybe capture her walking for her degree, or get some good family ones afterwards.

I suspect the hall is going to be quite dimly lit, it will be seated so there will be no chance for me to use a tripod and I'm unsure if they would allow the use of flash so I'd imagine I'm going to have to do without it.

Just wondering what lens you think I should stick with and what settings I should maybe go for? I'm still completely fresh to DSLR photography and would be chuffed if anyone could point me in the right direction and help me out. I'm quite tech savvy though so I'm happy changing around settings etc I'd just prefer to have a general idea of what to keep it at so when I get seated I'm not constantly changing settings and not enjoying graduation.

Thanks,
Conor.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-30-2012, 04:50 AM  
A Pentax Lover from South America-Venezuela
Posted By ckglasgow
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Fellow newbie here. Welcome
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