Hi ladies! I have been totally MIA lately. Lots going here, good and bad but I just have not had my camera out much at all. Here are some full body (sort of) shots from the pumpkin patch with my in-laws this weekend. They are rough...lots of feet cut off for some reason and I haven't had that problem before but here are some! All are with my 50 mm.
f/6.3, 1/1250, ISO 1600
f/6.3, 1/1000, ISO 1600
f/6.3, 1/1600, ISO 1600
f/5.6, 1/2000, ISO 1600
It can be so hard to get full body shots at places like that, can't it? I struggled a lot with that on our trip to the pumpkin patch since it was so crowded!
I think that your exposure look really good one these, so great job there! Awesome on keeping that SS up, too. I know that can be really hard to do when you're first starting to get used to manual. It's the easiest to change, therefore usually goes unnoticed when it's getting too slow.
There are some unfortunate chops here, but that's ok. You weren't really going out to specifically shoot portraits, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Best advice I can give for snaps of your kids are to pay attention to your stance. Get on their level or only slightly above. The other thing would be to look for the best light. Pay attention to where the sun is, and adjust accordingly. This drives my husband nuts, but even when I'm taking snaps, I'll either adjust them or myself to get the best light on their faces. If it's full sun and no shade, I'll try to put the sun behind their backs and spot meter off their faces. That way, you don't get a bunch of deep/harsh shadows on the face. (This doesn't look like much of a problem here, as it looked pretty overcast, providing you with some even lighting, but just thought I'd bring it up )
Speaking of lighting, I think it's time for a new assignment