I shot these at a little Easter egg hunt held in our neighborhood. It was a very sunny day, but we were in an area with lots of trees, which shadowed the ground. Finding the right settings for the varied lighting conditions--while keeping up with four kiddos--was challenging. I'm still frustrated that I'm not getting the beautiful catchlights I want.
I want to give these pics to the parents (in hopes that they'll let me do a practice session with their kids someday soon). Any tips you could give for improving the photos are welcome. Note: I didn't have time to finish some of the background cloning/editing. The fence in particular in the little girl's shot is rough right now. I'll work on that later.
Also, I forgot to check my settings before I transferred these pics to Photobucket. They are all shot with the aperature open to about 5.3/5.6, and I played with the shutter speed to try to get the right amount of light; I believe these pics are in the 200-500 range. Also, I believe ISO was 200.
Thank you for any and all feedback!!!!
1. This little boy was very fair-complected. His right ear came out glowing red because of the amount of sun that passed through it! I'd like to make this photo "pop" more if possible. Also, does it bother anyone that the subject is right smack in the middle? I could play with offcentering the photo a bit if so.
3. Uggh! I wish her dress weren't in the shadows. I adjusted the color in her face because it appeared too red. Any feedback?