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First pictures of my daughter - new to DSLR

 
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Mar 15, 2012 15:06 |  #1

Hi all,

I am new to the forum and just recently bought and enjoying my Canon T2i. Have a lot to learn and really admiring all the pictures I see on the forum. Here are few of my first shots of my beautiful daughter. Far from perfect but I am learning. This is a "Bad Hair Day" series :D

Taken in her room early morning using a cheap 50mm 1.8 canon lens. No flash just the sunlight coming from the window across from her crib. No post-processing, just resized and cropped a bit. Any comments, advise, feedback is greatly appreciated!!

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Mar 15, 2012 15:07 |  #2

an a couple more:


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Mar 15, 2012 15:12 |  #3

Lovely kid. To my eye, I am not sure that you have got the right focus spot. The eyes should be the point at which focus is optimised and ~I think that you have slightly back focussed onto her hair or the top of the pyjamas. The sunlight has worked well and you have avoided shadow but they fell just a bit soft. Need a bit more contrast. Nevertheless, I like them very much


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Mar 15, 2012 15:17 |  #4

Thanks very much for the feedback. Focus is definitely soft, will work on that! Plus I was playing with settings on each shot so they all look a bit different. But it is fun.


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Mar 15, 2012 15:25 |  #5

I love taking pics of my granddaughter and there is always a bit of me that just wants to capture an album picture but then I also want it to be as technically good as it can be. Trade off sometimes. The skin tones are best in number 1 and that might be because the hood on the pyjamas has lessened the effect of the natural light. Do not let too much light hit the skin because it does mask the texture of the skin a little


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Mar 15, 2012 23:25 |  #6

Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it.


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Mar 16, 2012 20:56 as a reply to  @ Y2K's post |  #7

Shoot at 1/160 shutter at least, kids are always moving. Also, try shooting in monochrome, you will see contrast much better and it will help you compose the next shot. The images will be in color when transferred to your computer.


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Mar 21, 2012 21:04 as a reply to  @ fergusonj's post |  #8

Thanks again for the tip. Yes, after some experimenting I realized that I gotta up the shutter speed. This series below was actually taken at 160 just like you suggested. I was shooting using the light coming through the large french doors. These are sharper but I seem to have some white balance issue on few of them, I had WB set auto mode and it seems inconsistent. Overall I think these are improved though. Again, any advice and critique is appreciated. Also, any advice on different composition? Thanks!


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IMAGE: http://www.yefim.com/images/Photos/Kayla/K3.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.yefim.com/images/Photos/Kayla/K5.jpg

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IMAGE: http://www.yefim.com/images/Photos/Kayla/K9.jpg

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Mar 21, 2012 21:42 |  #9

1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 all seem a touch cool, but I`m a sucker for warm shots. Its amazing that her hair could be calmed into such a nice do! Very cute subject, and fun shots.




  
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Mar 22, 2012 09:20 |  #10

She has an adorable, unique look- I love that pouty face!


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Mar 22, 2012 10:25 |  #11

SadieSue wrote in post #14131784 (external link)
She has an adorable, unique look- I love that pouty face!

Thanks!

fergusonj wrote in post #14100451 (external link)
Shoot at 1/160 shutter at least, kids are always moving. Also, try shooting in monochrome, you will see contrast much better and it will help you compose the next shot. The images will be in color when transferred to your computer.

Just wanted to clarify - when you say shoot in monochrome - do you mean shoot in RAW but set the camera Picture Style setting to "M" (for Monochrome)? I usualy don't shoot in RAW since at this point I am fine with camera's JPEG output and just do a little tweaking in Lightroom. If I don't shoot RAW and set to monochrome I will not have color copy, but only b&w, right?


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Mar 22, 2012 21:03 as a reply to  @ Y2K's post |  #12

I shoot in RAW only, so honeslty I am not sure what happens when you shoot picture style monochrome and jpeg only. Give it a try, worse case scenario, you delete the images from your camera. Monochrome is just a different way of looking/composing an image. It helps me confirm what I was thinking about when studying backgrounds behind subjects that I am shooting. My normal setting is the standard picture style with a +1 bump on sharpness and saturation.


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Mar 23, 2012 14:25 |  #13

Thanks for the advice. I will start experimenting with RAW. I don't like spending too much time in post processing since honesty I have no idea what I am doing yet... but I guess I need to learn.


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