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Mar 11, 2012 14:12 |  #1

I'm a novice for sure, but starting to play around with more "people" photos/portraits. I took this in the shade on a partially sunny day.

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Mar 11, 2012 15:12 |  #2

Looks like it focused on her shoulders and not her eyes, always focus on the eyes.

Clean up the crazy hair.




  
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Mar 11, 2012 18:01 |  #3

Daship wrote in post #14067602 (external link)
Looks like it focused on her shoulders and not her eyes, always focus on the eyes.

Clean up the crazy hair.

thanks...this was just a test shot with my wife. I wasn't too concerned about the hair (it was very windy!). I looked at the Raw file and zoomed in. It's kind of crazy the blouse along the shoulder isn't in focus either. I think the whole shot was a little soft. thanks for the feedback. much appreciated. I took some shots today with my wife as my guinea pig, seems to have come out much sharper. Of course, I was inside, out of the wind and on a tripod using mirror lockup.
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Mar 11, 2012 18:07 as a reply to  @ WillMeades's post |  #4

Here's one I took this afternoon using my tripod, no VC (IS), mirror lockup. I think it came out much better. About a 60% crop, no pp.

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Mar 11, 2012 18:13 as a reply to  @ WillMeades's post |  #5

Much better lighting and focussing. You don't need mirror lockup for a shot like this.


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Mar 11, 2012 18:17 |  #6

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Much better lighting and focussing. You don't need mirror lockup for a shot like this.

thanks...I guess I was using mirror lockup to minimize any camera shake that could occur. I'm a little obsessed with eliminating shake! :)


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Mar 11, 2012 18:28 |  #7

WillMeades wrote in post #14068402 (external link)
thanks...I guess I was using mirror lockup to minimize any camera shake that could occur. I'm a little obsessed with eliminating shake! :)

When shooting people you'll have way more issues with subject movement than with camera shake caused by mirror slap.

I'd also use a higher shutter-speed than 1/15s for images of people.


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Mar 11, 2012 18:32 |  #8

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When shooting people you'll have way more issues with subject movement than with camera shake caused by mirror slap.

I'd also use a higher shutter-speed than 1/15s for images of people.

thanks Bob....Wow! I didn't realize that I was shooting so slow!


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Mar 12, 2012 03:15 |  #9

You also want to convert your images to sRGB for proper display on the web. Exif shows you are in AdobeRGB for the second shot.


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