Lurkers Unite! - Assignment #3
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Lurkers Unite! - Assignment #3

  1. #1
    Community Host Ladybugsteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    11,018

    Default Lurkers Unite! - Assignment #3

    Elizabeth - yellow.rose.of.canada
    Marie - DrakePlusOne
    Amanda - Muddee
    Jill - Jillie Bean
    Jess - Omrithekat
    Marymoonu
    Lynsey - RedCherry

    Full body shots

    With a head shot, it's fairly easy to make your subject to stand out. That's why it seems pretty easy to take those types of shots when you're starting out. One common mistake that early photographers make is not taking enough full body images. There's a lot more to work around, making it a bit harder to "make it work".

    So lets go out and try some full body shots for this next assignment. Here are a few pointers:

    - Watch your backgrounds. It's easy to get distractions in the image.
    - Don't be afraid to use a long focal length, even if you have to stand pretty far away from your subject. A longer focal length will create background compression, and make your subject stand out better than a shorter focal length.
    - Try for some with your subject standing, and some with your subject sitting.

    I will be pretty much unplugged until the 1st. Feel free to go ahead and post your results, though. I'll CC them when I return! Have fun!
    Stephanie - Mama to Carson, Jackson, and Hudson

    Facebook
    My Photography Blog
    My Year in Photos


  2. #2
    Prolific Poster yellow.rose.of.canada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Dawson Creek, BC
    Posts
    2,309

    Default

    Okay, these aren't great, but I'm going to post them in case I don't get a chance to get out and take more.

    My SIL and her 6'8"! Boyfriend. So bummed I cut his feet off.
    ISO 100 F5.6 SS 1/640

    ISO 400 F4.0 SS 1/250

    ISO 400 F 4.0 SS 1/200
    Last edited by yellow.rose.of.canada; 09-26-2012 at 01:16 PM.
    Elizabeth

    TTC #3 since January, 2011
    DH Trevor, married 08/2005
    DS Aidan, 12/31/2006
    DD Ainsley, 06/26/2010
    05/2011 @7w2d



  3. #3
    Posting Addict Muddee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    9,670

    Default

    I hope you don't mind some CC from me, you did a great job of getting you subjects in focus and standing out, just noticed on all of them that you cropped the feet.


    * Amanda *

  4. #4
    Mega Poster Omrithekat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,962

    Default

    SOOC
    IMG_2327

    Edited
    IMG_2327LOGO

    SOOC
    IMG_2678

    edited
    IMG_2678LOGO
    ~ jess ~

  5. #5
    Prolific Poster yellow.rose.of.canada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Dawson Creek, BC
    Posts
    2,309

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddee View Post
    I hope you don't mind some CC from me, you did a great job of getting you subjects in focus and standing out, just noticed on all of them that you cropped the feet.
    I know! I am sooo bad about that! I am really tall so I think I have to make a concerted effort to point the camera downward. You have no idea how many pictures I've done this in lately. I've been focusing so much on having the right exposure and being in focus, but I'm definitely going to be paying more attention to this from now on.
    Elizabeth

    TTC #3 since January, 2011
    DH Trevor, married 08/2005
    DS Aidan, 12/31/2006
    DD Ainsley, 06/26/2010
    05/2011 @7w2d



  6. #6
    Community Host Ladybugsteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    11,018

    Default

    Elizabeth -

    Yes, I think that a common theme for you with these full body shots is to watch the foot chops. There's so much to think about isn't there??

    #1 - When you have a super tall person, you need to get them on about the same level as the other person in the photo. Maybe having him sitting and her standing behind him wrapping her arms around him would have brought them more on the same level? The lighting is a bit harsh on this one. I think having them face the sun a bit more would have helped with the shadowing.

    #2 - Love that pose!! I'd shoot down on him a bit to get some more light in the eyes.

    #3 - Again, shoot down to get some more light in the eyes. When photographing more than one person, you want to make sure you have some kind of a connection between your subjects. In this one, they're just sitting side by side, not interacting with each other. So, I would have your son put his arm around your daughter to connect them together.
    Stephanie - Mama to Carson, Jackson, and Hudson

    Facebook
    My Photography Blog
    My Year in Photos


  7. #7
    Community Host Ladybugsteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    11,018

    Default

    Jess -

    #1 - I love this! Looks great SOOC. Just to be a little nitpicky and to push you a bit more, I'd try to get a connection between all of them. See how mom is holding daughter's hand? I'd do the same with dad and the other daughter (which would mean switching the girl to the middle instead of the outside). Then have the girl in the middle hold hands as well. Kind of like the whole "act like you like each other" thing you always hear.

    #2 - Again, nice job on your SOOC. I'm horrible with leading lines, but I think you want the stairs to go out the corner of the image. I might need to do a little research on the "rules" on that one though. I'd like it if he looked a bit more relaxed. He looks pretty stiff. Maybe them holding hands could have helped. I noticed it the most in his hand, since it's resting up front and in a fist. You caught a really sweet moment here.

    The color on the edit looks good to me. I think you did a nice job
    Stephanie - Mama to Carson, Jackson, and Hudson

    Facebook
    My Photography Blog
    My Year in Photos


  8. #8
    Mega Poster DrakePlusOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,661

    Default

    I'm hoping to get to this tomorrow, ladies. I've had a busy two weeks. :/
    ~~Marie~~
    Paul (DH)
    Drake (9 )
    Seth (3)
    Philip 12-25-12

    boyssig

  9. #9
    Posting Addict Muddee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    9,670

    Default

    Better late than never, right?

    Here are some fall shots I took of DD2, taken a few weeks ago just got to looking over everything and processing it.

    ISO 200 F/4 SS 1/500


    Edited the socks to match the outfit.


    ISO 200 F/4 SS 1/500


    Edited undershirt to match outfit.


    ISO 200 F/3.2 SS 1/800


    Edited undershirt to match outfit.


    * Amanda *

  10. #10
    Community Host Ladybugsteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    11,018

    Default

    Aw, isn't she the cutest, Amanda??? That smile on the last one is killing me! Great job on getting these full body shots. It can be really hard to not chop feet or heads or hands. Exposure is almost there on these. I would maybe brighten them up just a bit when you edit these. I would also warm them up some. Did you shoot in RAW? You'll want to be careful brightening them because of her white pants. If you shot RAW, it will be easier to recover them in ACR or LR. If not, you may have a bit of trouble if they get close to blown.

    I'm not too wowed by the location on these, unfortunately. It's fine, don't get me wrong! It's just a little plain, if that makes any sense. Nice even light, nothing dappled, which is good. But I think it's lacking a bit of interest. I think what could make this location a little better is some evening light. I would be perfect if the sun was setting behind her, creating little specks of light in the bokeh.

    The other thing that I would have done differently, is not have her standing up on the stump. She's having to look down on you, which isn't usually the best angle. It's not too dramatic here, which is why it's not too bad, but you want to watch out for that the next time. Try shooting down on your subject just slightly (with a kid, it's easier. with an adult, you may have to get them to sit down for you, or you grab a step ladder or something). You can also get more light in the eyes that way.
    Stephanie - Mama to Carson, Jackson, and Hudson

    Facebook
    My Photography Blog
    My Year in Photos


+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions