I'm looking for some constructive feedback on my first E-Session; The 'models' are friends of mine, and this session was an attempt to bolster my own skills while providing them with a sample of my particular brand of photography.. I'm supposed to be shooting their wedding in June, and it will be a paid job, so I'm obviously eager to improve as much as I can prior to that.
In total there are five pictures from yesterday, and I'm not completely satisfied with the results, but we all have to start somewhere right? The subjects were difficult to say the least - The girl couldn't stop giggling, and the guy just looked bored.. Both completely unresponsive to direction, and certainly not dressed for the occasion, but I had to make the most of what I had. The conditions were also pretty difficult - Rain for the first part of the day, and bright sunshine for the latter half..
One thing that's bugging me in particular is the fact that a lot of my photographs seem to come out soft, albeit only slightly; It was mounted on a sturdy Manfrotto tripod and I was using a remote shutter release, so it can't be due to camera shake; I'm very frustrated that the images aren't as sharp as I was hoping. Any suggestions?
I'm currently using a 350D + kit lens (that is, 18-55mm Non-IS).
Now that all my excuses are in place (lol), Any advice/comments welcome..