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Dec 03, 2010 12:18 |  #1

Hey Everyone,

I recently purchased a T2i and currently playing with Lightroom. How would I got about making this photo better. I imagine I'm going to be taking a lot of people shots for my finance. This is my feeble attempt below.


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Dec 03, 2010 12:35 |  #2

maybe post your Exif data.. its OOF, but would need that data to possibly know why.


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Dec 03, 2010 13:20 |  #3

when i do group shots and one person bends down, i always tell them to stand nice and tall!! she isnt blocking anything important.
and to get this shot better, just correct the white balance.


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Dec 03, 2010 13:39 |  #4

my guess is your shot was taken at a really slow shutter speed. It's tough to hand hold and shoot slow. Also, the lighting in the room was bad. If your image was shot .jpeg, not too much can be done to salvage the WB.

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Dec 03, 2010 14:44 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #5

Here's my EXIF data and link to the RAW file.

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Dec 03, 2010 17:56 |  #6

what lens are you using?

if possible use f2.8, they are standing in a line so DOF should be fine ( i did one with f1.4 and the second person was just slightly OOF), use a lower ISO setting, combined with a larger aperture you should be able to use the same shutter speed. if they dont move 1/30 is fast enough.


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Dec 03, 2010 18:21 |  #7

Thats quite a high ISO, which accounts for the graininess,




  
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Dec 03, 2010 22:24 |  #8

I was using the kit lens 18-55mm. Thanks for all the feedback everyone.




  
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Dec 04, 2010 18:09 |  #9

Quick edit

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Dec 04, 2010 21:31 |  #10

The quick edit above looks pretty good, just not sure about the "squatter." I would have to second the "stand up nice and tall" comment.


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Dec 05, 2010 08:17 as a reply to  @ jsinon's post |  #11

My guess would be a bit of camera shake at that shutter speed. Assuming that you were standing about 10-12 feet away from the subjects, the DOF at f/5 should have been plenty to keep everyone in focus. Shooting wide open at 3.5 also would have provided enough DOF at that same distance. Also, be mindful of your focus point...if you leave it up to the camera, it will choose the point where there is a distinct change in contrast (such as that at the edge of the sign and the lighter colored wall...which could be why I can almost read the small print). At that image size, the edit looks "okay", but any larger and you'll notice that its OOF. Also, the the left arm on the girl third from left is completely blown out...keep an eye out for this sort of thing when composing. Unfortunately, except for re-shooting, you can't fix an OOF image...


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