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Jul 18, 2012 11:51 |  #1

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Comments would be welcome for a newcomer please. Steve




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Jul 18, 2012 16:43 |  #2

No takers on my shots to see how I'm doing? Anyone care to comment to see how the pics are? Steve




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Jul 18, 2012 16:49 |  #3

The pictures look great to me. They will be REALLY happy with them. I thought it was kind of funny in the 3rd picture though, the guy on the right looks like he wants to kill the guy in the middle haha.


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Jul 18, 2012 16:50 |  #4

You'd get a better response if you posted some pics - people don't want to click away from the forum for a number of reasons.


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Jul 18, 2012 17:17 |  #5

Ha ok joe, cheers Ratjack




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Jul 18, 2012 20:49 as a reply to liverpool 1's post |  #6

Creativity is good. Many are out of focus, soft and overexposed. What equipment are you shooting?


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Jul 18, 2012 21:02 |  #7

I see a few shots that I like and a few that have major color balance and exposure issues (like you massively underexposed / overexposed and then tried to bring it back in post ).



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Jul 19, 2012 03:44 |  #8

Mmmm thanks it was the 60d with the canon f2 100mm, any advice to make them better. Soft?, i am finding the 100mm hard to get right focus wise, it seems to hunt, and fixes on varied things. maybe i should try shoot over f8 instead of under f4 which i have been doing?
Maybe the iso was slightly to high. Advice greatly required.
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mike_311
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Jul 19, 2012 07:24 |  #9

same comments as the others, however they are better than the older sets.

it appears that you really need to learn good post processing. you need to get the whole set to look consistent.

something ese you need to learn is composition, while most of the shots are good, they could be way better if you included more background and used a much more interesting crop.

imagine this image if you stepped back and got more of the locale and got their whole bodies.

IMAGE: https://captureurmoments.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_5236-copy.jpg?w=1024&h=682

or this one is you didn't cut off the groomsmen

IMAGE: https://captureurmoments.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_5610.jpg?w=1024&h=632

or this one not dead center but on the third point adding much needed negative space to the left

IMAGE: https://captureurmoments.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/img_3403-copy.jpg?w=1024&h=682

i would highly recommend shooting more closed down sometimes, especially if you often miss so much focus. you can always add background blur in post to other techniques to isolate the subject. iso needs to be as low as possible. f4 will usually be plenty to grab the couple or a portrait, but for the group shots it may not be enough, especially through a longer lens.

overall i'm sure the couple will be happy, we have a much more critical eye.

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Jul 19, 2012 07:30 |  #10

Thank you so much as i want to perfect evrything cheers




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Jul 19, 2012 10:58 |  #11

Some shots look soft, and I hate the vignette. Nice moments though!


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Jul 19, 2012 11:22 |  #12

Same as has been said, consistency is the key, for exposure composition and processing. I'm sure the couple will love them though.


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Jul 19, 2012 13:45 |  #13

Cheers Phil, how can i get evrything pin sharp? The 100mm is great but really focuses on a certain things and seems to grab it...Am i better just rolling manual focus everytime... or should i shoot over f4 to try not get as much bokeh? When the lads say some shots are soft do they mean its not pin sharp? Also post processing? Is it not always to vignette and just use simple colour grade if any? Steve




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Jul 19, 2012 20:45 |  #14

I wouldn't do any most of the time, but that is just me..

What focus point are you using with the 100?


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mike_311
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Jul 20, 2012 10:14 |  #15

you need to be aware of how close you are to your subject and the DOF a certain f stop will give. f4 would be perfect in some instance and others not enough. i would also suggest you use a higher shutter speed, a few of your images, notably the wedding party shot above, suffer motion blur.

as i said earlier, its much better to get focus and crisp shots than subject isolation, you can add that later, you can remove blur, at least not yet.


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