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May 08, 2011 01:13 |  #1

OK, so this is my first self family portrait, and I hardly had enough white background to do this so I had to post process it some. I know I pocketed the eyes a little too much and could have used a bounce card to have caught those under the chin shadows, but with a nagging wife and three kids that want to play instead of sit I completely forgot it. What do you all think?

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May 08, 2011 01:26 |  #2

Also, I suck at posing people. You can probably see that, but wanted everyone to be aware I know my downfalls for the most part, lol.


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May 08, 2011 07:44 |  #3

I'm noo pro or evin remotely close but I think it is good considering it is a self family portrait.




  
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May 08, 2011 10:24 |  #4

I think the posing looks fine the only things I notice are the lighting as you mentioned and maybe a little to much skin smoothing (I only notice because I am guilty of that myself) :lol:


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May 08, 2011 11:34 |  #5

Thanks, I sure do appreciate the kind words. I only smoothed my wifes skin per her orders :D


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May 08, 2011 11:40 |  #6

After you looked at the shot for the first time, you might have noticed the big gap between the boy's heads. That is when you should have tweaked the pose to fill that gap. You could have had the boy in yellow shift his weight and alter his pose to fill that space. Then YOU should have altered your own pose so that your head was much closer and slightly higher than your wife's head, giving a triangular composition to group. Other than that, it is a nice casual pose for a young family. Every face is showing and you have the little one nicely contained on mom's lap, so good for you!


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May 08, 2011 11:41 |  #7

It is a nice shot, I would adjust the exposure a bit, looks about a stop underexposed.


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May 08, 2011 11:53 |  #8

Thanks, I actually did alter these shots, but being in them myself I can't watch my kids and this was the ONLY pose that my little devil (orange shirt) was not looking away, or purposly closing his eyes.

On the one stop underexposed, I wonder if it is my monitor as I hear that allot but they look fine on my computer. I need to get a new monitor and calibrate it soon.


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May 08, 2011 12:03 |  #9

I played around with the photo a little bit since you have your Image editing ok turned on and adjusting the exposure greatly helped!You have a great shot here, just needs a little tweaking.


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May 08, 2011 12:05 |  #10

I would be interested in seeing it. Now that I look at the image on my iPhone I can see that it is under exposed.


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May 09, 2011 09:40 |  #11

35mmNewbie, I gotta say you sure made that photo pop. I appreciate the help. I re-edited it, and again please remember my monitor still needs to be calibrated so I was guessing on most of this. Please let me know if you like it or not. Thanks again for the help.

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May 09, 2011 10:14 |  #12

I'm not a pro by any stretch, but one thing stands out to me...or rather, it doesn't.

The position of your boys arms makes them both appear to be amputees. Fella on the right looks like he has no hands and the chap on the left seems to have no arms.

Now, IF either of your lovely boys are indeed amputees then I apologise if my remarks seem insensitive.

Great looking family btw.
DM1975's edit does brighten it up somewhat.


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May 09, 2011 10:21 |  #13

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I'm not a pro by any stretch, but one thing stands out to me...or rather, it doesn't.

The position of your boys arms makes them both appear to be amputees. Fella on the right looks like he has no hands and the chap on the left seems to have no arms.

Now, IF either of your lovely boys are indeed amputees then I apologise if my remarks seem insensitive.

Great looking family btw.
DM1975's edit does brighten it up somewhat.

Oh dang, I didn't even notice that. No, they are not amputees, but I can deffinately learn from that for the next shots. Thanks for pointing it out.


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May 09, 2011 14:14 as a reply to  @ DM1975's post |  #14

just a small piece of suggestion. would it be better if tune the skin color brighter?




  
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