My very first practice session with a fam.

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kris10gal's picture
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My very first practice session with a fam.

Even though I knew the girl in college, I was still super nervous! I had to drive an hour to get there, and I only knew of one solid location I saw while driving through their town a few weeks ago. Any CC I would love and appreciate. I promised her only 5-10 edited pics on a disc, but so far have come up with 20+ solid pictures to give them, so overall I'm happy with this being my first run. I do realize I need to be less nervous next time and not worry about taking the time to get my exposure just right.

#1
Exposure 1/2500 sec
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 105 mm
ISO Speed 1000 (Not sure why I didn't change it)
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They were so tall that they were a bit taller than the bit of shade I had to put them in.
#2
Exposure 1/2500 sec
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 105 mm
ISO Speed 1000
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#3
Exposure 1/2500 sec
Aperture f/2.2
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 2000
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#4
Exposure 1/3200 sec
Aperture f/2.2
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 2000
Sometimes I do love uploading pics to flickr, it seems to give me another look, as this one prob needs warming.
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La123's picture
Joined: 04/11/08
Posts: 815

Great job Kristen! You are rocking the new camera! I'm going to get picky even though I think these are super nice.

Love #1

#2 - the lighting looks strange, like the top of mom and dads faces are brighter than the bottoms??

#3 - I think the reflection in the window is a tad distracting.

#4 - SO CUTE! The mom is going to LOVE this! I do wish he were looking at the camera, but I know how hard it is to get the LO to look at you, and not over your shoulder at mom and dad.

They must be really happy with these, and I think you did fantastic for your first practice shoot! Biggrin

sadieruth's picture
Joined: 06/09/05
Posts: 6175

WOW Kristen! I love, love, love these!

1) PRECIOUS! I so wish I had one like this of me and my baby boy! She's gorgeous too!
2) I agree about the lighting looking a bit strange on the top of their heads.... Dad looks a bit uncomfortable, but maybe that's how he always looks?
3) Cute idea, but I am not sure about the reflection....
4) LOVE! It might need a bit warming, but this is adorable!

You are so rocking that camera! I hope to improve like you one day!

beemarie's picture
Joined: 05/30/07
Posts: 27

I am still too novice to give actual CC, but I can say, that as a mom, I would be more than thrilled to get these pictures! The reflection didn't strike me until I read PP comments...now I notice it, but it's only slightly distracting! Great work!

kris10gal's picture
Joined: 11/02/07
Posts: 1306

Thanks girls! I think I may go back in #2 and try to even out the exposure on their faces. They are seriously so tall, I want to say she's almost 6ft, that I had to stand on a hill for some of them! They dressed so well though, I was so happy about that.

Yup, dad kind of looks uncomfortable in all of the pictures, I think that's his natural smile.

I'm going to burn their CD towards the end of the day. I was happy with how quickly I was able to edit their session too, so that gives me a lot of hope for the next 2 sessions I have this week.

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Joined: 06/21/06
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Those turned out great!! I would be so happy with these if it were me!

Joined: 08/22/06
Posts: 621

Great job!

#1 LOVE!!!

#2 The light on top of the heads is distracting definitely. But I absolute love the location. The colors, the fence....great!

#3 Great of all of them, but not sure about the window behind

#4 Love this! Maybe a slightly tighter crop, but I love it!