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You’ve got questions and I’ve got answers! This week we talk about edge to edge sharpness and whether or not Depth of Field has anything to do with that, how to get started with monitor calibration and whether you should invest in fast lenses with great big apertures or flashes for low light run and gun photography.

Here are the questions answered in this week’s Q&A:

“Quite often you get sharpness width-wise over a portion of an image but not the whole image. Is width of field directly related to depth of field?” – GBO Dave
“Hi every one I have a question : I want to calibrate my monitor and I have zero knowledge, my camera is set to SIGN by default and have Adobe R&B as another option, could someone explain how to get the same colors that the camera registered ? Thank you “ – Bahoola Q
“Hey Spyros! it’s been a long time since we spoke, how is it going buddy?

I bought one T5i with 18-135 kit lens. Last weekend I was invited to shoot a baby’s birthday party. The place was very well illuminated but I find myself in trouble many times as the baby was clapping his hands or shaking his head. The result was a lot of missed shots with blurry baby hands and heads. I don’t have a external flash and don’t like the built-in flash so didn’t used it. Tried to keep my iso under 1600 to avoid noise too.

So what do you think the best way to go:
Invest some money in a fastest lens like a 50mm 1.4 for exemple (around R$ 1.200 in my country currency) or try to make my way with a speedlight like the canon 430ex ll (around R$1000) Yongnuo Yn-568ex (R$800) or Yn-468ii (R$500).

I’m a bit scared about flashes and simply hates shadows behind my subjects. Actually is possible that I don’t even know how to use it properly! lol

Well, it is always a pleasure to watch your videos but i’m missing to see you in action getting your gear out to take some photos.

See ya!” – Murilo Cosenza


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