We took A&A back to Bellingrath Gardens today. As always it's such a challenge to get them to be still in a new place long enough for me to take their picture. And there's just something about seeing me behind a camera... They either run up to me trying to get it, or they turn their heads so I can't get a good picture of their faces. I am forever changing positions so that I can have a good angle on their faces, only to have them turn again at the last second.... grrr. Once they are older and will listen a little better, it will hopefully be easier... hopefully But there were so many places that would have made for GREAT pictures if they would have stood/sat still and looked at me. As always, CC is always welcome. I had problems with the color on most of these.
That age is a hard age to photograph. I'll admit that I don't have many portraits of my kids at that age, because it's so difficult. It takes a ton of patience. Sometimes you just have to stand/sit there and wait...and wait...and wait. What I like to do is just let them do their own thing, and then randomly call their name to get them to look for a split second with the camera ready. But really, all of your shots are typical shots of children that age. You'll see a lot of shots like that, even from the pros.
I'll just pick a couple to CC that stand out to me.
#1 - Watch your reds. They look like they're blown or at least close to it. Also, it looks a bit magenta.
#3 - Did you spot meter? She's underexposed because she's backlit. Make sure you're exposing for her, and not the entire scene.
#7 - My favorite of the bunch I like how they're just being them.
#8 - Love the light bokeh!
These are so cute! It must be extra hard photographing twins at that age. One is hard enough to get sitting still!!!
I swear my daughter had almost exactly the same dress at that age. #4 is my fave of the kids overall, I think, just like the light in his eyes and the expression that kids at that age so often have as they look around, taking it all in.
#9 is so pretty!
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
3. I looked at the meter when I took it, but wasn't thinking about the bright background at the time. This is after I adjusted it some.
7. Aren't they just adorable?
8. Thank you!
9. Thank you! I made it my cover picture on FB.
For comparison, here are 1 and 3 SOOC. Tips on better editing?
1. f/4.5 1/320 ISO 1600 Last night she looked blue to me... Today this one isn't looking so bad.
3. f/1.8 1/500 ISO 400 I removed/covered up the blue lights on the left, and just at her shoulder... Thought they were too distracting. Oh, and the star that was above her head.