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Portrait's I own an Olympus E-500 and I am trying to take portraits. I tried two different settings 1. Auto 2. Portrait neither with good results. I used a backdrop and two strobe lights, both professional equipment. With this said I would like to play with Manual mode, to try to improve the quality of my pictures. I am in JPEG SHQ settings. I am asking for your suggestion in manual to improve the quality of my Portraits. Thank you for your assistance. Ron Hafer

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Posted on Feb 06, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Feb 06, 2008

    you can always go with the manual mode for THE BEST results.



    that is the BEST mode and is the most recommended mode for professionals.

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I'm not getting crisp, in-focus photos from my EV500 (they appear somewhat fuzzy). In a studio environment with 5500K softbox lighting, using a tripod and AF on a portrait subject, with ISO 125 in Manual...


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