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 Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
Thread started 13 Oct 2008 (Monday) 11:56
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Test portraits for preschool

 
HoosierJoe
Goldmember
Avatar
2,575 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 32
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Central Indiana
     
Oct 13, 2008 11:56 |  #1

I will be doing some school pictures for a preschool this week. Here are 2 test shots. I am using a Genesis 200 light at 2/3 power, 45 degrees to the right of subject and a reflector to the left of subject. Shot at ISO 100, f8, 200 shutter. A slight WB adjustment and a little lightening of the eyes in pp, but that's all.

My intitial criticisms are that I got the background right this time (thanks to everyone's help on my previous attempts), the light is too close, the reflector too far away.

Suggestions?


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



Ain't nothin but a thing.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
HoosierJoe
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,575 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 32
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Central Indiana
     
Oct 13, 2008 18:53 |  #2

Wow, posted 6 hours ago and nothing so far. That's unusual. Must be a slow day here.

My first round of portraits is tomorrow. Guess I'm good to go.



Ain't nothin but a thing.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Skrim17
The only TPBMer without a title. Enjoying my anonymity.
Avatar
40,070 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Jul 2006
Location: In my tree
     
Oct 13, 2008 18:57 |  #3

Are you using center point focus? she seems a little soft.

Why f/8?


Crissa
PLEASE HELP ME FIND MY PHOTOS!! (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
savone
Goldmember
Avatar
1,047 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
     
Oct 13, 2008 19:00 |  #4

Looks a little hot on the one side to me (I guess the side with the light).




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SuzyView
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
32,073 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 117
Joined Oct 2005
Location: Northern VA
     
Oct 13, 2008 21:40 |  #5

Use center focus, please don't put the lights very close to the children. I was a preschool director for many years and the best photos are the ones where the lighting was not so harsh. The best shots did have props, but ones the children could lean on like a chair, a rocking horse, a short stool, etc. Think about that. Also, farther away would intimidate the children less and you can always crop.


Suzie - Still Speaking Canonese!
5DIV, 7D2, SL1, G12, iPad Pro, iPhone 6P, 5 L's & 2 Primes, 25 bags.
My children are the reason, but it's the passion that drives me to get the perfect image of everything.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Zazoh
Goldmember
Avatar
1,129 posts
Joined Mar 2008
Location: MICO - Texas
     
Oct 13, 2008 21:53 |  #6

Not liking the shadows and highlights on number one.


A Camera - A Lens -- Gear Doesn't Matter

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
symes
Goldmember
Avatar
3,372 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2005
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
     
Oct 13, 2008 22:01 |  #7

the colour is off, the focus is soft and I'm not sure you've got what you want here at all...

Cheers,


Symes
Symplicity Photography (external link) Symplicity Glamour (external link)
5D Mark II; 1D Mark II; 17-40L; 24-70 2.8L; 70-200 IS 2.8L

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rhinotherunt
Looking for a Rock
Avatar
7,129 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jun 2006
Location: Jasper, AL
     
Oct 13, 2008 23:41 |  #8

Looks like there is some weird compression going on causing posterization.


Ryan McGill
My Gearhttps://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=592450

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rascalphoto
Senior Member
Avatar
380 posts
Joined Feb 2007
Location: S.W. Washington state
     
Oct 14, 2008 00:36 |  #9

There's some good advice goin' on here. From your description there's no cutting edge PP conversion here, but it looks like a distortion of colors, halos, and blur. Perhaps this is happening in your compression. Here's a few examples from a shoot I did last year at a local preschool. I was able to use several of the ideas that SuzyView had mentioned. Each child brought into the photo their favorite stuffed animal or toy, which really helped to make them feel comfortable.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Randy
http://fosterphotograp​hix.smugmug.com/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HoosierJoe
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,575 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 32
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Central Indiana
     
Oct 14, 2008 06:01 as a reply to  @ Rascalphoto's post |  #10

Thank you some really excellent suggestions here. Yes the light is harsh and thanks for the suggestions on how to fix it.

I intend to use props but thanks a lot for the ideas. I like the teddy bear idea quite a lot. This test shot was a 6 month old so no props that he would hold on to for long.

As for compression, sorry but I don't know what that is. If I need to do something about it, then let me know.

I don't see OOF at all. I did a 100% look at each one in DPP and they appear good. Don't know if the soft is caused by making them jpeg and a lot smaller for posting or what. Both pictures look a lot different posted here than they do on my computer. Even the colors are a little different here.

I will fix the lighting issue for sure and make sure my focus point and custom WB are set up correctly. Thanks everyone your the best, I will post results soon.



Ain't nothin but a thing.

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

1,163 views & 0 likes for this thread
Test portraits for preschool
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
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 kiwix
825 guests, 360 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

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.