michael andrew (04.03.08, 11:39 AM): thanks brittany! Great to hear from you! Hope you are doing well! M

michael andrew (04.02.08, 6:40 PM): hi heather- the 40D is a great camera- I am very happy with it. The idea of pushing your focal plane through your subject is a way to systematically ensure your Depth of Field will be on the money on at least one of them. Doing it this way helps you control where the Depth of Field plane is (by turning off auto focus) as well as controlling your camera position. On rapid fire, you will take 8-10 pictures starting slightly in front of and ending slightly behind the ring. If you are pushing through your subject at least one, sometimes more will be in focus, you delete the rest. If I am not mistaken, the 20D shoots 5 frames per second on rapid fire. Just hold the shutter button down as you move the camera forward. It works great, if you are still confused I can show you on the next shoot we do together. :)

Heather Odom (04.02.08, 6:00 PM): I read that wrong. Step #5 is depress the shutter button on rapid fire. I'm still a little confused though.

Heather Odom (04.02.08, 5:58 PM): Ok, maybe this is s'thing I should know but....I'm confused on step #5 (depress the shutter speed). I'm using a 20D not a 40D so how would my step be different or could you explain that step a little more? And also, my sweet hubby heard through the grapevine (no not me) that there was a newer version of the Canon out there. He asked me I'd like to have it. Well, of course I'm not going to say No to a new camera. So, looks like I'll be getting a 40D in the next week or so or would you recommend something else?

Brittany Dixon (04.02.08, 3:06 PM): Mike, It's been a long time since i was in tuscaloosa, i did quite a bit of wandering when i was there... but i'm good now... I found your page from elizabeths blog... I just wanted to say you're an extremely talented photographer! I've always loved photography & I'm really appreciative for all the lessons and pointers that you're sharing :) I'm going to add your link to my blog, so i can check it frequently and hopefully get some more knowledge from you : ) I hope All is well and You continue to suceed with your work! Brittany