Hi, I usually do landscape shots or abandonment. People are not my forte although I will photograph people. I use my kids as guinea pigs.
I need help with this one. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
My two daughters had their school photos done. Received one package but didn't receive the package that I ordered for my youngest daughter. I really didn't care for the oldest daughters package so I decided to do my own.
I practiced with them yesterday. Not good results. My gear is canon XTi, lens 50 mm 1.8, natural light. I was shooting inside using natural light. The sun was setting so I opened up the front door to allow more light to come in. I was getting dark shots. I had the aperture open full 1.8 and had the shutter set to 1/60, ISO 100. So I upped the ISO to 200 and the shutter to 1/80 and aperture to 2.8. The results were a bit brighter but I thought that since I shoot in manual mode and raw that I could brighten things up in photoshop. Wasn't a big deal until I downloaded the images to my computer. I had the focus lock on the eye closest to me when I had them sitting at an angle. The other eye is so oof. I had them sitting facing me straight on and again, eye is oof.
What do I do to get both eyes in focus? Change the aperture? Change where I lock the focus?
Is there a rule of thumb to this? Or, just keep practicing and experimenting?
I want their whole body focused, the eyes especially. I know that I can sharpen them in post.
The plans were to take these shots and then put the subject on a digital background. Which is another question. How do you do that?