Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Kids & Family Talk 
Thread started 14 Oct 2014 (Tuesday) 23:44
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

family shoots

 
amderk
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 14, 2014 23:44 |  #1

I gave a try at photographing my siblings with their families this weekend and was so disappointed when I uploaded them in LR. I always seem to have trouble nailing the focus so I toggled this time and kept a wide depth of field. I don't want to be critized, just want to know what I needed to do differently.

I'm shooting with my Canon 70D and my 24-70 2.8 lens

All SOOC

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i802.photobucke​t.com …amderk/Oct11201​4-058a.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i802.photobucke​t.com …amderk/Oct11201​4-177a.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i802.photobucke​t.com …amderk/Oct11201​4-088a.jpg (external link)



PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i802.photobucke​t.com …amderk/Oct11201​4-122a.jpg (external link)

Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,254 posts
Gallery: 40 photos
Likes: 1541
Joined Dec 2006
     
Oct 15, 2014 00:22 |  #2

You dont want criticized? You dont learn without critique. these look a bit overexposed and washed out. You need to post process.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
memoriesoftomorrow
Goldmember
3,846 posts
Likes: 289
Joined Nov 2010
     
Oct 15, 2014 00:41 |  #3

amderk wrote in post #17213497 (external link)
I gave a try at photographing my siblings with their families this weekend and was so disappointed when I uploaded them in LR. I always seem to have trouble nailing the focus so I toggled this time and kept a wide depth of field. I don't want to be critized, just want to know what I needed to do differently.

Are you just disappointed with the focusing?


Peter

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amderk
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 15, 2014 08:12 |  #4

Whenever I meter for my shot it looks fine in my histogram, but than in LR they come out more overexposed-is that possible?

How do you avoid the washed out look?

Go ahead and criticize-I just don't want to be bombarded with a ton of stuff that I did wrong and not understand all of it.


Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amderk
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 15, 2014 08:13 |  #5

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #17213573 (external link)
Are you just disappointed with the focusing?

Right now yes the focusing and washed out look. Is it bad and how did I go wrong?


Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,254 posts
Gallery: 40 photos
Likes: 1541
Joined Dec 2006
     
Oct 15, 2014 08:16 |  #6

amderk wrote in post #17213912 (external link)
Whenever I meter for my shot it looks fine in my histogram, but than in LR they come out more overexposed-is that possible?

How do you avoid the washed out look?

Go ahead and criticize-I just don't want to be bombarded with a ton of stuff that I did wrong and not understand all of it.

Part of it is that you are shooting with the sun sgainst the subjects back, a valid technique, but when you meter to get accurste exposures on the people you overxpose the background. Fill flash would help. Shooting in better light would as well.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
NewCreation
Goldmember
Avatar
3,216 posts
Gallery: 47 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 592
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Michigan
     
Oct 15, 2014 08:18 |  #7

What processing have you done to the photos? Have you tried to change the contrast & levels? If you bring down the highlights it should give you a start.

Also, it looks like you had someone off camera helping you get the attention of the little people. I could be wrong, but if so, have them stand more behind you as there are several with their eyes not looking in the same direction as the others.


My name is Brenda ~Saved by grace, walking by faith
http://brendahoffmanph​otography.com (external link)
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mike_311
Checking squirrels nuts
3,761 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 553
Joined Mar 2011
     
Oct 15, 2014 08:57 |  #8

these are SOOC?

i dont see a problem that cant be fixed with some processing except makes some posing and composition tips.


Canon 5d mkii | Canon 17-40/4L | Tamron 24-70/2.8 | Canon 85/1.8 | Canon 135/2L
www.michaelalestraphot​ography.com (external link)
Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | About me

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amderk
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 15, 2014 14:05 |  #9

mike_311 wrote in post #17213986 (external link)
these are SOOC?

i dont see a problem that cant be fixed with some processing except makes some posing and composition tips.

Yes these are sooc.

What posing and composition tips can you give me?


Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
robbyh
Member
Avatar
190 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
     
Oct 15, 2014 15:42 |  #10

according to the descriptions of the images you for fstop should be giving you plenty of dof to get them in focus. You might need to do a micro adjust on your lens's. you can look up several examples of micro adjustments on here.

The images look better (focus wise) on your photobucket page. It looks like you are shooting in Jpeg, if so try RAW it will give you a lot more room to adjust things in post.


Flickr (external link)
500px (external link)
6D, 24-105 f/4 L | YN 565 |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,254 posts
Gallery: 40 photos
Likes: 1541
Joined Dec 2006
     
Oct 15, 2014 15:47 |  #11

Consider switching from photobucket to flickr for sharing photobucket seems to do some compression that makes the images soft on forums




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amderk
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 15, 2014 15:55 |  #12

robbyh wrote in post #17214707 (external link)
according to the descriptions of the images you for fstop should be giving you plenty of dof to get them in focus. You might need to do a micro adjust on your lens's. you can look up several examples of micro adjustments on here.

The images look better (focus wise) on your photobucket page. It looks like you are shooting in Jpeg, if so try RAW it will give you a lot more room to adjust things in post.

I did shoot them in RAW but it was easier to share them in JPEG.

Could you direct me where I can find info on micro adjustments on my lens?


Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
randizzle
Member
76 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Minnesota
     
Oct 15, 2014 15:57 |  #13

You were photographing people outside in bright daylight at ISO 800 @ f14 and 1/80. Without trying to be rude, it seems like there was very little thought about how the camera was set up before pushing the shutter button.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amderk
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
218 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jun 2014
Location: Manitoba
     
Oct 15, 2014 16:04 |  #14

randizzle wrote in post #17214752 (external link)
You were photographing people outside in bright daylight at ISO 800 @ f14 and 1/80. Without trying to be rude, it seems like there was very little thought about how the camera was set up before pushing the shutter button.

Your right, I'm learning as I go. I would really like if people could tell me in this situation I would of ....


Canon 70D
Lenses Canon 24-70 2.8
Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art
ok to edit pictures

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
robbyh
Member
Avatar
190 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
     
Oct 15, 2014 16:07 |  #15

The standard micro adjustment metthods:
http://www.ophrysphoto​graphy.co.uk …allensmicroadju​stment.htm (external link)


The dot tune method (what I use):
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=7zE50jCUPhM (external link)


Flickr (external link)
500px (external link)
6D, 24-105 f/4 L | YN 565 |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5,385 views & 0 likes for this thread
family shoots
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Kids & Family Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Sofun111
943 guests, 328 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.