A&P Renaissance Festival Oct 2009

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  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    Went back and realized I never touched these pics. I found it to be difficult to take pics at this place. Most of it is in the forrest, and it was a bright day. The result was drastic spots of sun and shade.

    Used my nikon 55-200 4-5.6. Quickly realized the limitations of shooting movement with it under less than great light. Also used all aperture mode for this, a habit I'm trying to break now.

    In any case enjoy. Comments/Criticism welcome. I realize many of these are snapshots.

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    If anyone has some tips on how to deal with lighting like this I'd appreciate it greatly. A sweet 80-200 or 70-200 2.8 would have been night and day diff here. I dont think I could have attempted fill flash. They would have been annoyed.
     
  2. Cesium

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    You cropped some of your subjects' feet off.

    Fill flash is definitely the best way to deal with the harsh lighting, but you are right; it has a tendency to piss people off when shooting candids like this.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    :werd:

    i know better than that now. frustrates me when i see a pic i like only to realize they are standing on their ankles
     
  4. Cesium

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    Try recropping so you're cutting them at the middle of the calf or thigh instead. Usually looks more natural.

    For example, you can crop #25 much tighter and get a more interesting shot. The girl in the background off to the left putting something in her bag kind of takes away from the moment.
     
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