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Accidental Autofocus magic

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by binch_, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. binch_

    binch_ Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 20, 2011
    Scotland
    I'm relatively new to this photography game and so far I'm absolutely love it! The G3 does everything I need, and, combined with my 20mm or my 45-200mm, I have developed an acute 60+ photo a day habit.

    Though my more complicated shots are getting better over time, I can't help but love the ultra-easy, ultra-automated accidental shots my G3 coughs out daily:

    The autofocus accidents...

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    Morning cider :-(



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    Taybridge



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    The Dundee Law




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    4 second exposure of an apple rolling down my hall with a strobe light. Autofocus accident saves the day: the rest were gash...



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  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    At least in the first one, it wasn't an "accident" - the cider is in focus and you(?) are out of focus due to Depth of Field.

    If you are just getting started, I would suggest picking up a copy of "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Petersen
     
  3. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Put a huge vignette around those accidental shots & they would work well in the world of Lomography :smile:
     
  4. binch_

    binch_ Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Jul 20, 2011
    Scotland

    That first one WAS an accident and a pivotal moment in my photography life... Camera set to intelligent autofocus, shot without thinking ...... --> suddenly realising "my camera knows loads more about photography than I do!"..."I should probably learn how to use this beast to it's full potential"
    I like to think I'm more clued up now but I still get relatively frequent "bugger it... I'll just use the iA button" moments of greatness...


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    will look into the book you recommend. Thanks for the tip
     
  5. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    power kite!


    heres an iphone one of my niece just before i had to grab her out of the air

    juuj.
     
  6. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Very Cool. Never flown a power kite, but I do fly stunt kites. Excelent image.