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Practice shoot with my newborn

 
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May 15, 2012 20:48 |  #1

what do you guys think. here is on of my dog too

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May 15, 2012 23:28 |  #2

both look a little dark


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May 15, 2012 23:41 |  #3

did you shoot this at night.....

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Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 5/1 ===> ƒ/5
Exposure Program = shutter priority (4)
ISO Speed Ratings = 800
Sensitivity Type = recommended exposure index (REI) (2)
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Original Date/Time = 2012:05:15 06:45:18
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Max Aperture = ƒ/4.97
Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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May 16, 2012 07:38 |  #4

yes they were taken at dusk w/no flash. still learning the camera. took the pictures in RAW format then used lightroom to post process then photoshop to resize




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May 16, 2012 08:08 |  #5

I like the angle of your kid but the colour looks a tad depressing.
Good shot ofmthemdog but would crop the red thing out of the background or remove the red saturation as it draws the eye away from your subject
Anyway, well done and have fun


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May 16, 2012 08:50 |  #6

There are a lot of background distractions for me in the first one. Unless you are including background elements on purpose, I would recommend cropping shots of him much tighter. The portrait orientation lends itself better to that than landscape, hence the name. This will help people gravitate to your subject and not get lost elsewhere in the picture. There is a great rule of thumb that if something in your photo is not there for a reason, it shouldn't be in it at all. Crop in tighter or recompose to control what is in the frame or at the very least minimize distractions.

Properly using a flash, even in conditions with plenty of ambient light, can help bring people to your subject too. The key word there is properly, lots ways to ruin an otherwise good image with flash but the opposite is true too. A cheaper, and potentially easier, way to add a controlled light source is to use window light. Pros spend a lot of money and effort trying to reproduce window light in the studio and for good reason. Stick him close to a bright window that has no direct light shining in. Then take shots from the lit side of him. I have included an example of my son in a situation like this. The reflection in his eye tells a great deal about how he was lit.

The one of your dog is much more pleasing to me but I agree about the dropping down the saturation on the red background elements. You can do this with the adjustment brush or with the targeted saturation adjustment under the HSL panel. Sometimes the last one will get you into trouble as it may effect other portions of your image so be careful.

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May 16, 2012 09:16 |  #7

wow thanks man...i will try those suggestions. Me and my wife just got this camera and its our first dslr...i love the camera still learning with it...i was just playing around in the back yard when i got home from work...when i get back home this afternoon I'll try the suggestions and repost the pics and see what you guys think...thanks again for all the suggestions.




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May 16, 2012 09:17 |  #8

by the way i love the picture of your little boy...beautiful picture




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May 16, 2012 15:06 |  #9

The child shot is underexposed. His expression almost demands a caption. He looks like he's pondering a deep existential mystery. I disagree that the dog shot is underexposed. The white in its coat would be blown out if you increased the exposure. However, I would recommend that you read up a little on composition. He's looking out of the right side of the frame. You have a lot of purposeless room on the left when you should have given him room on the right to look into. Note the difference between this and the child shot, where you gave him room to look. The composition is much more balanced and pleasing there.


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May 16, 2012 20:21 |  #10

yeah the reason i shot it like that was because there was a pump house right next to him...i didnt want to put it in there with it...but i agree with u...i wish i could have done it...but other than that is it a bad pic tho




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May 16, 2012 22:57 |  #11

play around with different types of lights.....you don't have to own a flash to have a great shot.


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May 17, 2012 08:38 |  #12

any recommendations on a good flash to get thats not really expensive. thanks for all the help guys.




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