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a few for cc please

Looking for some cc please. These are of my two kids and were taken with my 50mm. They are outside under a shady tree. The one of just my son was earlier in the day, like 2pm, the other two shots were taken around 6:30pm. I feel like I am still having trouble with exposure and wb even after doing a lot of reading.Thank you so much for any cc you can provide.
f/3.2, ss 1/640, ISO800

f/4 1/320 ISO 200

f/3.2, ss1/320, ISO400

and just curious if the conversion to b/w on this one is any good?

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Your kids are so cute! I won't comment on color, because I'm bad at spotting things, and am not calibrated.

#1 - This one is soft. Not sure why. I don't have the 50mm, but I've heard it's hard to nail focus when it's open. You have some nice light in their eyes though.

#2 - Cute comp, nice light in the eyes again. I'd probably fix the scratch on his eye. I think the focus fell on his nose in this one.

#3 - Not really "feeling" this one so much. Not sure why. Maybe the lack of eye contact?

#4 - I'm bad at conversions, so I'll leave the cc to the experts on this one!

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Looks like focus fell on his ear in #1. Your settings are really out of whack on that first image. Your shutter speed doesn't need to be nearly that fast....1/125 should be fine in this situation. You would have had enough room to close the ap more...say to f5ish and lower the ISO if you lowered the shutter speed.

#2. You would have done well to step back a touch and get all of his chin in the frame. Also, a little more distance away and the focus would have been better. As is you've got nose in focus, eyelashes in focus...but the eye itself is OOF.

#3. Cute shot. Looks like you may have just missed focus on this one. I think the focus fell where the hands are, but I'm not sure. It just doesn't look quite right.

#4. I really like the conversion. Too bad you chopped the hands...this is such a sweet shot.

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Can I just DITTO Amber's CC?

I do love the converison on #4. I wonder why your focus is off in all of them... what focus method are you using?

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Thanks for the cc. Does the focus look off in the 4th one? and the 3rd one? I feel like in #2 it is on the nose and his left eye, but not the right eye. With the first one I actually think it was me moving on accident because the dog bumped me.
How does the color look on them?
Amber, I see what you mean about the settings on #1. I know one thing I seriously need to get a hang of is adjusting aperture and/or ISO as I take photos. I tend to adjust ss and forget the other two. I think its just an issue of rushing/worrying about missing a shot. I just have to practice doing it without looking. Its possible, I know where the buttons are, can see it as I do it and still take photos. I just seem to constantly forget to do that :/

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Amber's CC was great! I'll dittox2 for that.

Love #4, though! Such a great shot!!! And I like your conversion! Super cute!

I've had my 50mm for a month now, and I notice the further I get away from my subject, the harder it is to get things in focus, even with the ap closed down. If DS is several yards from me, my focus is typically pretty soft. I'm not sure if it's me as the user, or if that is just the way of the lens. Either way, I haven't been able to figure out how to get everything super sharp if it's not fairly close, so I feel you on this!

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I can't really add any CC either, but your kids sure are cute. I like your son's smile in #2 a lot. They're both adorable!

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What focus method are you using? Do you use a spot focus or matrix?

Do you set a particular focus point or only use the center one?

Let us know and maybe we can help refine things.

Best,
GiGi

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"acarbo99" wrote:

What focus method are you using? Do you use a spot focus or matrix?

Do you set a particular focus point or only use the center one?

Let us know and maybe we can help refine things.

Best,
GiGi

Would that be the "AF mode"? Because for that I have it as AI Servo...
I usually toggle the focus point as I go, esp with my son as he is usually in motion of some sort.
Sorry, if that isn't what you were asking I could try to give a better answer, I'm just not sure if I have spot focus or matrix?? sorry

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Hmmm...AI Servo could be part of your problem. AI Servo is great for a moving subject, but for subjects that are sitting still...maybe not the best option. It's far too easy to pull that focus point off a little when you click that shutter and depending on where you've got the focal point sitting..that make a HUGE difference.

I highly suggest using "one shot" as your focus mode when working with people who aren't running or jumping.

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Hmmm...AI Servo could be part of your problem. AI Servo is great for a moving subject, but for subjects that are sitting still...maybe not the best option. It's far too easy to pull that focus point off a little when you click that shutter and depending on where you've got the focal point sitting..that make a HUGE difference.

I highly suggest using "one shot" as your focus mode when working with people who aren't running or jumping.

OK, I will make sure to change. I will just have to remember to change it back and forth for the different types of shots.

Thanks so much for all the advice so far. Just curious if the wb/color on these looks ok? That is another area I seem to have a ton of trouble with.

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Cute shots!

# 1 super cute! I love your son's expression!
#2 - cropped a little too tight for me.
#3 - something isn't quite right for me on this one ,but I can't pin point it exactly.
#4 - CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! I really wish her hands weren't chopped though. Love this!