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Nov 03, 2013 23:31 |  #1

Tried to go for one of those "candid" shots. Unfortunately my strobe was out of batteries.. so all natural lighting for this shoot. Going through the rest of the photos, will post more here soon! This first shot was almost SOOC, aside from some basic adjustments. I did use my shoot through umbrella to catch the harsh light.

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Nov 04, 2013 11:33 |  #2

The nice natural smiles really make this photo what it is. It seems a little soft which is a shame but that could be down to resizing or compression.


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Nov 04, 2013 18:01 |  #3

Thanks! :)

Here are two more photos from the same day - still going through a few more. My dog is slightly OOF I know :( It was at the park and tons of dogs wanted to play with her!

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Nov 04, 2013 22:36 |  #4

Great set!


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Nov 04, 2013 23:09 |  #5

Colors are phenomenal!

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Nov 05, 2013 09:20 |  #6

Thank you! :D

Using my 50 1.4 with a 5D Classic.


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Nov 05, 2013 09:48 |  #7

amazing pics


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Nov 05, 2013 10:43 as a reply to  @ dragonboy's post |  #8

I'm going to be deeply critical because it is helpful to me to spot things that are "wrong" so that when I take photographs of my own I will know what to watch out for and won't repeat the same mistakes. Hopefully you'll find these comments helpful:

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-You left home without batteries / checking that you had spares :oops:
- Looks like it was underexposed when taken and pushed in post
-No cure for soft focus
-Lighting is flat
-Crease on the girls neck on the left
-The arm bangle on the girl on the right is just a big distraction - I would have asked her to remove this
-Girl on the right has trailing hair going across her shoulder - could have pushed this way and also brushed back the dangling lock that is pouring out of her chin
-Girl on the left is squashing her arm against girl on the right's back, causing it to bulge (same with girl on right's bicep)
-Girl on left has a section of her left arm showing, as does girl on right, who has a section of her right arm showing. A little positioning would have solved this
-The background on the top right looks confusing, like it has been cloned off the ground
-Great expressions.

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-Background is busy
-Same exposure issue
-Focus isn't tack sharp
-Girl on the right has a trailing necklace - tucking this in would be much better
-Great expressions again
-Perhaps you could have held up one of the leaves in front of the camera lens and created an out of focus area in front of the girls.




  
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Nov 05, 2013 11:25 |  #9

^I agree with a lot of this critique, but would point out that the lighting isn't flat--it clearly has some dimension as evidenced by the range of tonality from right to left of especially the gal on the left.

My main suggestion would be to assess dof based on your subject, not just the background blur you want to have. My guess is (viewing at this size at least) that all of these should have been shot with a slightly smaller aperture.



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Nov 06, 2013 02:30 |  #10

IrishK wrote in post #16426364 (external link)
I'm going to be deeply critical because it is helpful to me to spot things that are "wrong" so that when I take photographs of my own I will know what to watch out for and won't repeat the same mistakes. Hopefully you'll find these comments helpful:

1.
-You left home without batteries / checking that you had spares :oops:
- Looks like it was underexposed when taken and pushed in post
-No cure for soft focus
-Lighting is flat
-Crease on the girls neck on the left
-The arm bangle on the girl on the right is just a big distraction - I would have asked her to remove this
-Girl on the right has trailing hair going across her shoulder - could have pushed this way and also brushed back the dangling lock that is pouring out of her chin
-Girl on the left is squashing her arm against girl on the right's back, causing it to bulge (same with girl on right's bicep)
-Girl on left has a section of her left arm showing, as does girl on right, who has a section of her right arm showing. A little positioning would have solved this
-The background on the top right looks confusing, like it has been cloned off the ground
-Great expressions.

2.
-Background is busy
-Same exposure issue
-Focus isn't tack sharp
-Girl on the right has a trailing necklace - tucking this in would be much better
-Great expressions again
-Perhaps you could have held up one of the leaves in front of the camera lens and created an out of focus area in front of the girls.

WOW! I just spent 20 minutes going from critique to photo and back again. I need to start "seeing" a lot more.


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Nov 07, 2013 10:05 |  #11

Some real good tips, most of which I agree with but would have missed...very helpful!


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Nov 12, 2013 19:20 |  #12

Thanks for the C/C, IrishK! A lot of those I wouldn't have noticed, I should definitely pay more attention to all of the little details. I think over time I'll slowly learn to notice these things.

Anyways I got most of the photos edited:

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Ashley and Brooke 4 (external link) by azntaiji (external link), on Flickr

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Nov 13, 2013 05:28 |  #13

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