CC Welcome! I've been practicing with the kids. Infact, they are starting to LOVE photo sessions Here are just a couple I've taken lately...
Also, I have a question. To me my son's face is super red in all the pictures. How do I fix that or prevent it from happening in the future?
Ok, I know I chopped his head off but still love this shot
Again, Missing a head
Got all of his head but his hair is all fuzzy and OOF
Not sure why but I really like this picture
Last one...I don't know I thought it looked kind of cool but it's real "grainy" if that makes sense
Hi there! Great job getting out there and practicing. I think all of your pictures are OOF, what type of camera are you shooting with? You have an eye for composition, so that's a great start. Your kids are so adorable! I would practice a little more on your focus, then move on to some of the other photography principles and concepts. TFS!
~ Kaci, mama to 3 beautiful boys
and wife to 1 amazing man
The "graininess" you seem to get a lot is called noise. I'm guessing your camera was pushing itself to get a decently exposed picture in a low light situation.
All of your pics are definitely OOF - can you post your settings?
I agree about the overall good comp. And your DS' curls are to die for! My DS has a curly top too, and I just love it!
My "babies" are Abigail (6/06) and Caleb (1/08 )
Head chops are okay...it's definitely the focus that needs work. Looks like pretty standard p&s shots. Are you shooting in manual? Settings would be helpful so we can give the best advice, but I can tell you that it looks like camera shake or motion blur is what's creating the oof issues. You need to keep the shutter speed over 1/125 for children. For camera shake, you need to keep the SS at least as high as the lenses focal length.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
I can't add anything to what others have said, but your kids are really cute and I also like the one of your daughter leaning on the church pew. I sure wish my kids would enjoy having their pictures taken as much as it sounds like yours do!
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009