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Subject: [Leica] My first successful picture of my son
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:26:17 -0500
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On Jan 27, 2012, at 11:51 AM, Ryan Scott Bardsley wrote:

> Hello,
> I am getting better at capturing the little monsters with my M8 as they 
> run (and crawl) around our house. Honestly, they are great practice. I am 
> becoming more familiar with the lens focus, and which direction to turn it 
> as they constantly move closer and further away from me because it ?makes 
> daddy grumble.? It is still a bit hard for me to see the area I am trying 
> to focus on, especially when I don?t necessarily have a well-lit edge to 
> align. But, I gather that will come in time. In general, what is a good 
> place to focus on for a human face? I have been trying several settings, 
> but it seems like the eyes offer a good balance between capturing the 
> expression and having a nice soft edge to their face. Sometimes I find 
> that the nose is also out of focus. Again, more time behind the lens will 
> cure this, I am sure. 
> Does anyone have experience with adding the diopter correction attachments 
> to the viewfinder? What about that viewfinder magnifier? It is still a bit 
> tricky for me to see the focusing area very well.
> Either way, I am loving my M8. I ordered a strap for it so I can have it 
> at the ready all the time. I have been trying to keep it with me so I can 
> get used to trying to capture things I see on my commute. Getting up and 
> close with strangers on the street hasn?t happened just yet. I don?t live 
> in the nicest of areas.
> Here is my son:
> Why he thinks this is how you ?smile? for the camera, we have no idea. It 
> is a consistent response and I am sure you will be seeing more of these in 
> the future. 
> Please, comment away? I am just starting. I would love the help.
> Ryan
> Boston, MA
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