DThriller wrote in post #17856095
I like the idea of the 2nd one but I think you should have used your 135 for it.
3 has great light and I can see why you encluded it bc it really is a great expression but the pose is just not good. I would check out some family posing books or just look around. That spot had real potential with the light but also you had I little bench to work with.
I hate to sound like Im busting you up bc I know how hard family sessions are. Feel free to c and c my crappy work.
No worries, I totally agree and appreciate the comments. I definitely could have done 2 better with the 135 and will remember that for my next family session. It was my first time doing that specific pose so definitely a learning moment.
On 3, it was kind of a spontaneous moment, they just set her up on the bench and she started jumping up and down. It was the mom's favorite from the whole session (she has it framed on her desk now) (she's a co-worker). I have other poses with the bench but I actually liked that one for the fact that it wasn't super posed. I do see what you're saying though.
Here's another one from that bench. I cloned out the lettering on the front of the bench, I was pretty proud of that I rarely use PS to be honest. The light was a little hot on the sides of their faces, but I had to change my angle relative to the sun because she realllly wanted those geese in the background.
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