A&P First paid photography gig.. Family photo shoot. **LOTS OF PICS**

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    MawcDrums Active Member

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    Extremely casual, these shots are going to be gifts to their parents for christmas, etc.

    I didn't really have any input in any of the poses, other than location and bringing people in tighter, I've never had to direct people before really so it was kinda hard to be direct and say "No, that pose wont work" so I just took shots of them having fun basically..

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    IB needs more lens flare :o
     
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    Just noticed that I need to calibrate my monitor at home, some of these have some noise, not from the shots, definitely from PP.. I'll clean that up too..
     
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    C&C Is always appreciated..
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    The tits on #9 :eek3:

    I think they look nice. I would crop #5 to center it a bit more.

    One thing I have started to take into consideration when framing the shot is to leave some extra room around the borders in case the family or people decide to frame the image. If they are too close to the edges they could get cut off.

    In the shot with the dad or whoever he is and the two little kids looking over the lake, crop out some of the top of the image (vertically). Seems like it would fit better IMO.

    Good job for your first gig i'd say. Im sure others will have some constructive input.
     
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    :werd: she's got some serious boobies for sure..

    I think I normally think about having extra space in the frame, but in the few that people are cut off at all it was mainly an issue of focal length / room of taking the shot (most of these were with the 50mm 1.8, some of the shots I simply couldn't get far enough away from the people to get everything in the frame.. I need a wider lens, maybe a 35mm prime..)

    I agree with the lake one, these were all PP'd last night from like 10:45 - 11:30, so I kinda blasted through them and didn't really take my time with crops or WB on some of them..

    Thanks for the input :)
     
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    in for later
     
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    The only gripe I have is that I had to squint (I'm asian, okay?!) at some of the photos due to the sun.

    But looks like a fun shoot.
     
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    overall, me rikey.
     
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    :werd:

    I took 2 versions of each shot, one with sun, one without, to see which versions I liked better..
     
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    thanks :)
     
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    another thing to note: During this shoot I really found the limitations of the 50 1.8 as far as edge sharpness are concerned.. I'm like "Why are some people out of focus on the edges, they were in the same focal plane and they werent moving or anything.."

    Now that I look, it's the lens :(
     
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    good set. They'll definitely be pleased.

    only gripes are your backgrounds have some distracting stuff in them in a few... and you're best group shot #3 has some branches in the foreground that are a little distracting.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    yeah... the 50, while a good lens isn't that sharp at the edges wide open. it's much sharper @ f/2.8
     
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    50 1.8 on nikon or canon?

    i think the nikon 35 1.8 is sharper than the 50 1.8. it's also a better focus
     
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    Same locale, just got down on one knee to get out of the branches / lens flare:
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    the extra light in #3 kinda takes away from how distracting the background is, but the foreground pine branches are kind of annoying, was kinda going for a candid looking through the woods sort of shot, but the foreground branches aren't substantial enough to give that effect, just looks more annoying that anything :rofl:
     
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    Canon... I'm going to get a 35mm for sure for my next lens..
     
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    Another thing I was looking to get C+C on, what do you guys do as far as framing feet are conserned?? I'm always like "Ahh, I'm chopping them all off at the ankles to get more room on the top of the frame.."

    what should I do in that situation?
     
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    Take a step back. :o
     
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    :werd:

    even 50mm on the crop body was a bit limiting at times.. I really feel I need a wider lens :sad2:
     
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    So it looks like the majority of the best ones (IMO) ie: numbers 4-18 are shot at f 2.2 and an exposure time of 1/320 at ISO 100.. To sharpen up the edges of those shots should I have moved to 2.8 and maybe down to 1/250 (or whatever I needed for a proper exposure)?
     
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    I prefer it with the flare, but without the branches... this is where having someone with you is a huge help. I'd just have them hold the branches out the way while I shot.
     
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    yup... or maybe even f/4 just to be safe.
     
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    Group shot like #7 needs smaller aperature
     
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    :werd: i can see that now, kid in foreground is OOF, and dad in background is OOF
     

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