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Portraits of Son - Critique Appreciated

 
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Jan 23, 2018 16:44 |  #1

I took pictures of my 12 year old son this past week. I am learning my camera, and would appreciate any suggestions.

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Jan 23, 2018 17:02 |  #3

I think you have done a pretty good job here. You've caught some engaging facial expressions and I can feel the personality of your boy coming through.

Getting focus spot-on is sometimes hard for a subject wearing spectacles. Photo 3 could just be a smidgen front-focused. No big deal, though.

EDIT: Actually I think it could be back focused ... the ears seem to be more in-focus than the eyes.


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Jan 23, 2018 17:37 as a reply to  @ DaviSto's post |  #4

Thank you for the feedback. I am currently using the center focus point. I aim at my son's eye, hold the shutter button half-way, recompose, and press the shutter button all the way. Is there a better way to get focus?


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Jan 23, 2018 18:12 |  #5

I think you did a great job. In photo #3 there's a green cast on the side of his face, reflecting from the wall - the only thing I'd change is removing that, and possibly add a wider variety of crops and poses. But those are just nitpicks. Well done! :)



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Jan 23, 2018 19:25 as a reply to  @ paintedlotus's post |  #6

Thank you for your feedback


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Jan 26, 2018 11:53 |  #7

Your son looks much older than 12. That likely makes you a great photographer in his eyes.


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Feb 04, 2018 10:45 |  #8

Great expressions and composition!

As others have said, the main thing that is missing is focus. Two things to look at or think about. Though the nifty 50 can be a sharp lens, it is slow to focus and has poor focusing in anything but good light with good contrast.Because it is consistently focusing before the person (front focusing) i think your lens needs to be adjusted to the camera body. This is very inexpensive to have done at a local camera store or with enough work effort, you can learn how to adjust them your self. The focus/recompose can compound the problem, but with limited focus points, you do what you go to do.

I look forward to seeing more of your images in the future, thanks for sharing.


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Feb 14, 2018 23:28 |  #9

I think these are good too. Natural looking. Overall color, light and processing (if any) look good.

One thing I see which you might consider are trying not to get the rims of glasses across the eye. I'm also not ecstatic about the two yellow vertical lines int he last one, but off to the side they are definitely don't ruin the shot.


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Feb 15, 2018 00:03 |  #10

You did really well. Work on focus and you are all set :)


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