I just got a Canon Rebel Xs SLR camera. Here are some pics that I have taken of my son. He turned 9 months old this past Sunday. Please let me know what you think about them and if you see something I need to improve on let me know. I used a backdrop that my husbands aunt let me borrow. I used Lightroom and Photoshop to edit them.
1. f/5.6 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 55mm
2. f/4.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 34mm
3. f/5.6 1/30sec ISO-400 Focal Length 27mm
4. f/3.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 23mm
5. f/4.5 1/60sec ISO-400 Focal Length 29mm
congrats on your new camera Such a cute boy, love his shirt and the football
Are you on manual or automatic? Try to keep your shutter speed at least 1/125 esp when using a moving subject, anything slower and you risk blur
If you have a nice window with lots of light coming in you'll be able to start playing around with natural lighting so you can avoid your flash and the pinlights it causes
Great first pics, can't wait to see more
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
he's a cutie!!!!
do try for the natural light, it's worth it in the end. there's pinlights in his eyes from the flash, and it's must better to get natural light catchlights than flash pinlights. and you probably should move him a little farther from the backdrop. I find the backdrop thing is trial and error until you get the distance thing right.
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Agreed, Also keep in mind the rule of thirds and dont try to have your beautiful boy in the center of each shot.
If you are working with a backdrop try to keep it as smooth as possible and avoid the wrinkles.
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If you are on full automatic, try to switch to manual as soon as you can. it will actually help you learn about the settings you need rather than letting the camera decide for you
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You've gotten great CCs. Just wanted to add Congrats on the new toy and your LO is a cutie pie!
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