manual settings for shooting a photo at sunset

My manual settings:
ISO – 320 (evening light, starting to get a bit dark, needed ISO up just a bit, but didn’t want picture to be too bright)
aperture – 4.0 (wanted to capture all four of them in focus when they weren’t on the same plane, referring to depth of field)
shutter speed – 1/400 (just adjusted it for the exposure, not too bright or too dark)

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  1. Celesa on November 22, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I just came across your blog from Paperie Boutique! I’m so glad I did. I love your work and style. I had a question for you on this particular image. Where did you place your focal point since they are not all on the same plane? Would it be on moms shoulder. I get stuck when I have to do this. Thank you.

  2. cori on November 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    in regards to my focal point, i probably just pointed it at either dad’s face or mom’s face. it didn’t make much of a difference as to which one i focused on since my aperture was at f4. that helps! :) they are close to the same plane and i’m a distance away from them which also helps. :)

  3. Celesa Felix on November 25, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Thank you Cori. :)