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A Cup of Tea

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Laurie's Photoblog (Flagstaff, United States) on 26 November 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I was sitting in a local coffee house and decided to try one of Jen's tricks - placing my camera on the arm of the chair, generally aiming and click - see what happens. I was really surprised to get this!

Canon PowerShot G12 1/15 second F/2.8 ISO 100 7 mm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

It worked out quite well, Laurie - a perfect POV to get a shot of these two over your tea. Well done!

26 Nov 2011 12:57pm

@Jason Politte: Thank you very much, Jason :-)

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot .. !

26 Nov 2011 4:59pm

@alex centrella: Thank you, Alex :-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Great candid shot! This worked out quite well.
Next trick: hip shot. Since your G12 is compact, it should be easy. Have your camera on set at P, no flash, ISO at 400 so that the shutter speed is fast and walk around taking photos without bringing the camera to eye level. Take a lot of shots as some might not be usable.
Have fun!

27 Nov 2011 2:55pm

@Don Levesque: Oh thank you, Don :-) I have not played with the "P" yet, as I didn't really understand that setting. I've been following Jen's lead and using Aperture Priority. I'm going shooting with Jen this next weekend and will try that - can't wait! I just bought a used Canon 40D! A "real" camera and will be trying that out then too. Thanks so much for your suggestions, Don :=)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Love this candid shot . A lot of interest here. Love these two girls too chatting over the tea !

27 Nov 2011 5:07pm

Canon PowerShot G12
1/15 second
F/2.8
ISO 100
7 mm