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MCTMike
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Jun 06, 2012 01:01 |  #1

This is a favorite picture of my little guy, but when I looked at it at 100%, I'm seeing flaws. This was handheld with me lying on the hallway floor, so that's likely part of it. C&Cs, please?

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Jun 06, 2012 01:42 |  #2

looks like a slow shutter speed and he moved.....flash would freeze his motion and give you a higher shutter speed


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Jun 06, 2012 23:42 as a reply to  @ stanclark's post |  #3

I was using my 50mm f/1.8, which usually gives wonderful results. I wonder if the light was just too dim in the hallway.

I was in Program mode (where I tend to hang out), and the camera picked ISO 1250, f/2, and 1/60th of a second. I probably needed to be manually yanking the ISO up to 1600 or 3200.


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Jun 07, 2012 00:05 |  #4

and you have a yellow cast on everything


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Jun 07, 2012 00:11 |  #5

1 - White balance is way off. Shoot in RAW and correct this later if necessary.

2 - You have motion blur (his hand was moving) and possibly some blur introduced by not holding the camera steady. 1/60 is just at the limit of hand holding for a 50mm lens if you aren't good and steady. Because of this, the photo is out of focus.

3 - You cut a bit of him off on the right.

4 - I don't like the framing/angle...there is too much headroom and you should crop closer to him - that might make the angle look a bit better...not sure.


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Jun 07, 2012 00:16 |  #6

So I put the image in lightroom and played with it...still not perfect ...

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Jun 07, 2012 01:34 |  #7

He's definitely a cutie! I agree with what was suggested so far and think fill flash would definitely help get rid of the shadows on his face and arms. :)




  
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Jun 07, 2012 01:38 |  #8

MCTMike wrote in post #14543104 (external link)
I was in Program mode (where I tend to hang out),



why do you hang out in PM ?

if you know your shutter speeds and apertures get in to AV mode / M mode and increase your control

also. as mentioned, get a flash, it would make all the difference


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Jun 07, 2012 02:04 |  #9

If you want to improve this one then brighten his eyes and try sharpening.
Best to can this and reshoot though with advice from above.


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Jun 07, 2012 05:33 |  #10

With it being your son, im guessing but you get all the time in the world to practice (with a few sweets to help him from getting bored) , i recommend using a tripod (lower the better), using natural light to improve white balance and playing around in Manual on the camera.


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Jun 07, 2012 08:18 as a reply to  @ Seedy's post |  #11

Adjust colour balnce, reduce saturation and crop.
A rescue job but not perfect, lots of good advice above for next time.

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Jun 07, 2012 08:22 |  #12

Ramon-uk wrote in post #14544189 (external link)
Adjust colour balnce, reduce saturation and crop.
A rescue job but not perfect, lots of good advice above for next time.

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Jun 07, 2012 08:26 |  #13

Did you have the autofocus switch turned on on the lens barrel? I don't see anything in this image that's in focus. The floor at the bottom is getting there, but not quite. There is some movement blur, but 1/60 sec shouldn't be this bad.


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Jun 07, 2012 11:15 |  #14

stanclark wrote in post #14543219 (external link)
So I put the image in lightroom and played with it...still not perfect ...

No amount of editing will help this shot.


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Jun 07, 2012 11:43 as a reply to  @ Numenorean's post |  #15

Agree^ Take your time, learn your settings. It's all about patience and knowing your camera.


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