A&P Portraits? Or snapshots?

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  1. MawcDrums

    MawcDrums Active Member

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    My Mom asked me to take some pictures of her and my daughter Lily yesterday so she could have one to put on her desk. I immediately said let's go outside (all I have is an XSi and a kit lens) so I figured the sun could help us..

    It was hard to get the exposure right with the sun being so bright..

    C&C VERY WELCOME.

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    I politely asked her to move to a spot where there was less shade and for her to face the sun a bit more, but they were getting impatient with me :o
     
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    MSTRBKR New Member

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    I like the B&W one more than the colour ones.

    I don't know if that's because its a better photo or just that its B&W.
     
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    The_Eagle_Has_Landed New Member

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    i would of went in the shade and used a flash, direct sun is to harsh and makes for bad shadows as you can see onthe faces of the last picture
     
  4. QWIKSNK

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    try taking photos early in the morning, or late in the afternoon. The sun is less harsh

    The eyes in all of them except 3 are to dark. As mentioned above, use a fill flash
     
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    The shadows are distracting.
     
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    :werd: me too...
     
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    this was like 30 minutes before sunset believe it or not.. maybe even later, the problem was their angle to the sun (the sun was to their left... it was brutal)
     
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    Dial down your onboard flash by a stop and use it as a fill light. That should kill a lot of that harsh shadow.
     

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