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8th of October 2008 (Wed), 13:48
Turning one in a couple of weeks...
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 13:50
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 13:54
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 19:13
Are they bad or just no c&c?
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 19:17
They all seem a tad soft, what lens were you using? He is terribly cute!!
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 19:19
according to exif you shot all of these at 2.8 and iso 1000, it might have helped to stop the lens down a bit.
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 19:44
I used the 50 1.8. I had no idea I was shooting so high! There were a few that were blurry but i didn't think I posted those ones. Maybe I should wear my glasses when I'm editing pictures b/c I still can't tell :confused:
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 20:19
Were you shooting on auto?
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 20:30
No not at all. Havn't done that for about a year ;)
8th of October 2008 (Wed), 20:31
you need to stop your lens down to about f/4 at 2.8 the focal plane or DOF is pretty narrow. did you crop these at all?
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 06:44
Oh i want to eat him up! he is so cute!!!
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 08:44
He's so cute! I also thought they looked a little soft.
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 09:31
a little soft.....but priceless shots non the less! as a mom myself I'd just like to gooble him up! my favorites are 1, 2, 4, and 7....his expressions are awesome. I'd stop down the lense a little next time...but I always tend to prefer bright shots of little people, so you got thumbs up from me.
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 09:44
also are you using a single focus point? In the last shot of him in the bag the bag is in great focus and he's a bit soft. If you focus and recompose or choose the top focus point it would be more on the money, tho it is a great shot.
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 10:13
These are very cute :) The softness has already been mentioned and there is also a slight yellow cast? Maybe it just my monitor though. But with an USM layer and a curves and saturation adjustment, it can look a little better :)
Here is my go at it
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 13:16
he's adorable and i love his hair
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 13:44
He really is adorable isn't he! He is very expressive too! Made it very fun shooting him. They were a little yellow cast. I tried to fix the color but I'm still not the best at it especially when there were over 500 pics I was going through. I did only have one focal point. I tried the multiple focal points before and it didn't work for me and when I was trying to get a good cute shot (babies don't hold those cute shots very long ;)) I guess I wasn't getting spot on but I always aim for the eyes. that's also why I had the dof so high... I thought it would get more of the shot in focus but I guess that worked against me. Well thank you all for the c&c. I guess it's a good thing that my friends and family aren't professional photographers. I'm just glad the mom liked them. I have another 1st birthday shoot next week and I will try and use all the c&c towards it :)
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 13:49
the DOF at 2.8 gives you a small focal point, f4 and higher (even tho it is called stoping the lens down) gives you a greater area of focus.
The processing that Kajawhit did shows how fantastic they will be when you work out the post processing. You should take a look at Lightroom 2 , it allows you to process all of your shots at once and saves TONS of time. There is a free 30 day trial at adobe.com
9th of October 2008 (Thu), 16:11
Oh ok I get it now. I'll have to look into it :)
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