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Nov 17, 2011 12:47 |  #1

I usually take the kids' pic in front of the Christmas tree, but I want to try something different this year. Do one or both of these work? What can I do better? These were just tests to see if I could make my vision come to life, so I wasn't too worried about her expressions. The actual pics will have my son, too.
Looking at them like this, I think my WB is a bit too cool in the first.

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Nov 17, 2011 12:59 |  #2

Looks good to me for the following reasons. I don't think that is the only pic you will be taking of your daughter and the Christmas tree. I think it would fit in adding variety to the others you will be taking during the season.

Agree, the WB could use some work. Like #2 the best.




  
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Nov 17, 2011 13:25 |  #3

I like the second better as the lights blur is more visible the first looks a little like a polkadot background on first glands. Really like the second. Though I think if you could show a little more blur on the background of the first it might be nicer, ti's very nice with the distant lights also.




  
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Nov 17, 2011 13:27 as a reply to  @ Simplyphotos's post |  #4

^ Thanks, that was part of my "test", to see what produced the most pleasing background. I had her stand closer & further, I moved closer and further...it's hard enough to get a decent picture of a 6-yr old and a 3-yr old, I'd like to have a solid plan in place before it's "go" time.


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Nov 17, 2011 14:25 |  #5

I like her looking at the camera better than looking away. like 2nd background blur and framing her more in the picture. I may also recommend having a light source coming from the side. her face looks a little too flat with that light.


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Nov 18, 2011 07:59 as a reply to  @ cameronrinut's post |  #6

^ Noted, thank you! I'm planning on taking the pics this weekend, and hopefully I will have some wonderful natural light coming in through my front window when I do.


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Nov 18, 2011 12:28 |  #7

Love the blur int he lights in the 2nd one, but both look a little soft on the focus....or it could just be an illusion from her fuzzy sweater. Cute pics, and they'll make great memories!


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Nov 18, 2011 12:51 |  #8

I prefer the second one, however, it looks like its got a dose of the dreaded tungsten yellow.


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Nov 18, 2011 13:17 |  #9

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Nov 18, 2011 15:17 |  #10

I like the background of the second with the white balance of the first.


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