I took some pics of the girls outside yesterday. I did the first set around 1, it was hard with the sun, but I used the tips from you all after my Easter pics. I think I improved, but it's still hard in full sun. The second set I did around 4, so the sun wasn't so high and it was much easier. Here are a few of them, CC please! All of them are SOOC.
1. 1/250, f/5, ISO-200, no flash (1pm ish)
2. 1/125, f/6.3, ISO-200 (4pm ish)
3. 1/125, f/6.3, ISO-200 (4pm ish)
4. 1/125, f/6.3, ISO-200 (4pm ish)
Feel free to play with them if you want to!
5. (4pm ish)
OH I will play! These are great! And your girls are so stinkin adorable! I really like the first one. I think you could have gotten just a bit closer but its good. I know it's hard with full sun. It looks a bit blown on the left side of her face there. #2 is cute! could be warmed up a bit. looks a bit cool but good otherwise. same goes for the rest. I'll play with one of these btw the dresses are so cute! I can't wait to buy my girl some nice summer dresses. It's still too cold here to dress her in just a summer dress. We gotta put on tights and long sleeves still lol
here's #2 i played with... after warming it up there were a few blown spots (the chairs mostly). Did you shoot in RAW? what program do you use? In know in ACR with a raw file you could fix all that at once. i used the brush to fix the blown areas. You could take your time and do it properly.
Thanks! That looks so much better already!
I did shoot in RAW. The only programs I have are the ones that came with the my camera, so the Canon programs. It looks like you can do a bunch of stuff with it, now just to figure it all out!
ACR, does that come with Adobe, or is it a seperate piece of software you have to purchase? Maybe I should get that since a lot of you here use it and can give me some good advice on how to understand it.
We're having a warm spell, it usually isn't nice enough to wear dresses like that here. Usually we still need sweaters and at least light tights. But it is fun to shop for summer clothes for the girls!
You've blown the first one a fair bit, but the other are better. You should have had your shutter speed a little bit higher. I try not to shoot out in the full sun unless I absolutely have to. When shooting around noon I always look for nice shady areas.
Thanks Andrea! Shooting at full sun is MUCH harder then I thought it was going to be. I will try upping the SS next time. When you are forced to shoot in full sun, what do you usually set your SS to? I aim for at least 1/125 with the girls unless it's really dark and I have to go lower.
with kids it is always best to keep your SS at a min. of 1/125. Any lower you might get some motion blur. I'd keep your aperture (depending on your lens) between 2.8-5 or so. For full sun ISO-100 since there's lots of light already. And then adjust your shutter speed until you get the right exposure. I sometimes have it all the way up to like 1/640, sometimes higher.