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    Default Big share: JMK: playground pics

    I just have to share some pics I took at the playground today. I was really pleased at how sharp some of these were -- as you may remember, that's been a real source of frustration for me. Also, even with the ones that weren't tack sharp, I seemed to capture some fun expressions. They are really just snaps from the playground, but I felt like I could see progress in my photography with this set, and a lot of them just made me really smile!

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    "It was like this, Mommy..."

    #4 (This is a new jacket and I am regretting buying one with a yellow lining; need to work on the colour on this shot, and probably others!)


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    #7 - And this one is the least sharp but cracked me up anyway -- he had just removed his hat and his hair was super staticky:
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    Tracy, you got some really great emotion from your kids! This type of thing is just what I was talking about in your other thread. Take your kids out to play, and snap the occasional picture.

    With kids, I've found that it's best to work on one element of your photography at a time. It's hard to put everything together when the kids are all over the place and/or won't listen to what you ask them to do. So I think you did a great thing going out and just work on getting some emotion in your pictures Great job!
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    I agree with Stephanie. Very nice Your daughters bold purple jacket really stands out well in the pics. I love your son's rosey cheeks and nose in the last pic too. For me, photographing my kids is the HARDEST thing, especially where focus is concerned. Did you use automatic focus when shooting these?
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    How cute are they.

    They are very sharp and bright.

    I love # 3 even with the colour cast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybugsteph View Post
    Tracy, you got some really great emotion from your kids! This type of thing is just what I was talking about in your other thread. Take your kids out to play, and snap the occasional picture.
    I do that quite often but I think I got hung up on needing more of a posed portrait type situation to "learn". This time I tried to concentrate on getting fun moments, and not portraits. I want the eye contact that you do so well, Steph, but I feel like both the kids and I enjoyed ourselves much more when I just let them be!

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    For me, photographing my kids is the HARDEST thing, especially where focus is concerned. Did you use automatic focus when shooting these?
    I did, as I just have a point-and-shoot, and though it does have a manual focus option, it is so hard to use that you could never use it on a moving subject (you have to hold down a button on the side of the lens with one hand, in a really awkward spot, and then change focus with some arrow buttons on the back of the camera). So I use automatic focus: but one thing that REALLY changed for me shooting my kids was when I took it off continuous automatic focus and changed it to single shot. I just couldn't seem to get sharp focus when in the continuous mode. It seems counterinuitive, especially since that mode was apparently intended to help most with things like shooting children! But I get sharper results with single shot AF. (FYI, that is the correct terminology for my camera, but I do know that sometimes other cameras call these options something slightly different.)

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    I love # 3 even with the colour cast.
    I seem plagued by yellow colour casts, at home with our stupid yellow/orange walls and now with my son's jacket of all things! I'm so bad at getting the colour cast out.

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    I think they are fine! I agree that I think it's so much fun to just capture them! Some of my fav shots of my kids are when they aren't even looking at me, but just being themselves.
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    I agree with using single shot. That's all I really use. I'll occasionally go into continuous, but I'm a single shot girl. I also tried back button focus (which I don't think is on point and shoots), and hated it! I heard great things about it, but I felt like none of my pictures were in focus! I switched back over to pushing my shutter halfway down very quickly. I figure, why mess with something that works?
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