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May 15, 2019 07:15:24   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
Resqu2 wrote:
Here is one where both people were out of focus, I used either P or Auto. Not sure what my poor camera focused on if anything lol.


OK, from the photo I would say the following.
1. Always try to put people at the same distance from you if your shooting almost wide open. The closer person is not only more out of focus but she is moving, which indicates that you were shooting too slow, so, exposure is spot on, you should shoot with a faster shutter speed and stopped down about 2 to 4 stops from wide open. Good luck and keep on shooting until the end.
Ahhhhhhhhhh, the pains we go through learning a trade.

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May 15, 2019 07:33:43   #
Resqu2
 
Just want to say thanks to everyone for all the help and great ideals. I usually always shoot outdoors and pretty much use P mode and have no issues and I have got used to great results with my new 5D4. This taught me not to do that anymore. I’m still not convinced that since I was going back and forth between Auto mode (half press to focus) and P mode which I’m set up for dual BBF that for this shot I just didn’t hit either back button to actually focus.

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May 15, 2019 07:40:48   #
rond-photography
 
Resqu2 wrote:
Here is one where both people were out of focus, I used either P or Auto. Not sure what my poor camera focused on if anything lol.


As Dsmeltz points out, slow shutter speed and a little camera shake.
Next time try a higher ISO - maybe 1600 or better. Your 5D should be fine with that.
See if you can stop down just a little. With F4 on a FF camera, you won't have a lot of DOF.
Mainly, though, raise the ISO to keep your shutter speed above 1/100.
Also, set your focus point to a single one and make sure you get focus confirmation before releasing the shutter. I would try back button focus and get the focus on something close to where the action is, then don't touch it. With F8 and a high shutter speed, you could get everything in focus without worry.
Burst mode would also help in those cases where someone is moving while you are shooting - you would find one pic in the burst where they were momentarily still enough that the action was stopped.

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May 15, 2019 07:46:09   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Never! At least not that I would admit to. : )

I shoot for the fun of it. If some pictures are less than perfect, I can always try again.

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May 15, 2019 07:48:13   #
foathog
 
Kozan wrote:
What the hell is a gender reveal?


Everyone pulls down their pants at the same time.

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May 15, 2019 08:20:56   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Kozan wrote:
What the hell is a gender reveal?



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May 15, 2019 08:44:24   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
Kozan wrote:
What the hell is a gender reveal?


Google found it in 5 seconds:
"Gender reveal
A gender reveal party is a celebration where either the guests, the expecting parents, or both find out the sex of the baby. This has become possible with the increasing accuracy of various technologies of prenatal sex discernment. For example, less than half way through the normal pregnancy, an ultrasound technician can visually determine the sex. If the parents decide they want to have a gender reveal party they will notify the technician before hand so they won't tell them during the appointment if they want to be surprised. There is also an early sex blood work exam that can be done as early as 7 weeks with 95 percent accuracy. Gender reveal parties will typically be held midterm so that the first trimester is surpassed and the chances of Miscarriage are low."

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May 15, 2019 08:46:34   #
CWGordon
 
Is it possible some facial recognition feature is not working properly; causing the camera to search and not focus? Other than that, I cannot even guess at a problem. As bright a room as it was, the speed of exposure should not have been too slow to interfere with exposure. Hopefully, a local camera shop person might be able to examine the lens by using it on other cameras. Otherwise, I am stumped. Seeing the photos probably would not help me.

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May 15, 2019 08:52:36   #
catchlight.. (a regular here)
 
dsmeltz wrote:
That looks like a combo of a slow shutter speed and camera shake.




Agree. The ISO and shutter speed, with camera shake being amplified by the low settings...

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May 15, 2019 08:53:12   #
Resqu2
 
CWGordon wrote:
Is it possible some facial recognition feature is not working properly; causing the camera to search and not focus? Other than that, I cannot even guess at a problem. As bright a room as it was, the speed of exposure should not have been too slow to interfere with exposure. Hopefully, a local camera shop person might be able to examine the lens by using it on other cameras. Otherwise, I am stumped. Seeing the photos probably would not help me.


I have pretty much decided that I simply did not hit one of my back buttons to make the camera focus. Other images were ok. Still not sure why my camera choose a slow shutter speed though. Lesson learned.

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May 15, 2019 08:55:14   #
olemikey (a regular here)
 
Kozan wrote:
What the hell is a gender reveal?


Not as bad as it sounds! Has to do with expectant mothers and what sex the baby will be....

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May 15, 2019 08:56:32   #
olemikey (a regular here)
 
foathog wrote:
Everyone pulls down their pants at the same time.


Now that is a scary scene!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 15, 2019 09:15:26   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
foathog wrote:
Everyone pulls down their pants at the same time.


That is what I thought when I went to my first one! Boy did I look silly. Especially after I pulled my pants down and everyone shouted "It's A Girl!"

They sounded so sure, I had to double check!

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May 15, 2019 09:33:28   #
rodpark2
 
You were at 1/40 sec and F4. Too slow SS to stop movement, and too shallow dept of field to get both subjects is focus at the same time. ISO 1600 rather than ISO 250, and maybe 5.6 would have done the job. Also, depending on where the focus spot was, the center of the image has very little contrast or detail to focus on.

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May 15, 2019 10:15:54   #
turp77
 
dsmeltz wrote:
That looks like a combo of a slow shutter speed and camera shake.


I agree

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