still practicing (5 for CC)

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still practicing (5 for CC)

1)Exposure: 1/125
Ap: f/5.6
ISO: 250

2)Exposure: 1/30
Ap: f/5.6
ISO: 250
Taken in Ap mode

3) Exposure: 1/320
Ap: f/5.3
ISO: 100

4) Exposure: 1/320
Ap: f/5.6
ISO: 100

5) Exposure: 1/40
Ap: f/5.6
ISO: 250

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GREAT JOB SADIE!!!!!

I lvoe the pic of Randall ... You might try to brighten his eyes just a LITTLE. The shadow makes them seem slightly underexposed, but otherwise, really nice shot! I LOVE the composition - guys seem particularly hard for me, but this is a GREAT shot. Smile

In #2 ... Great use of the rule of 3rds here ... her eyes are perfectly at that line. This one also looks just slightly under exposed. But even that I'm not totally sure of (I'm at work on a cruddy monitor). I *love* the catchlights you got here. AWESOME!

In #3 ... I think I'd like a tighter crop ... to bring the focus more to that adorable face/expression. She's just too cute!

I really like #4! The composition really works here. The fence frames her and creates some nice lines, imho. But again, she looks slightly under exposed. I would either try to work on this in pp or drop your shutter speed a bit here - you could probably go down as much as 1/125 or so. And that would let in more light.

The flowers are REALLY nice! You might try a boost in saturation to really make them pop, but they look great.

It's nice to see you posting ... you are improving SO FAST (I wish I could say the same).

Take care and TFS!

GiGi

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"acarbo99" wrote:

GREAT JOB SADIE!!!!!

I lvoe the pic of Randall ... You might try to brighten his eyes just a LITTLE. The shadow makes them seem slightly underexposed, but otherwise, really nice shot! I LOVE the composition - guys seem particularly hard for me, but this is a GREAT shot. Smile

In #2 ... Great use of the rule of 3rds here ... her eyes are perfectly at that line. This one also looks just slightly under exposed. But even that I'm not totally sure of (I'm at work on a cruddy monitor). I *love* the catchlights you got here. AWESOME!

In #3 ... I think I'd like a tighter crop ... to bring the focus more to that adorable face/expression. She's just too cute!

I really like #4! The composition really works here. The fence frames her and creates some nice lines, imho. But again, she looks slightly under exposed. I would either try to work on this in pp or drop your shutter speed a bit here - you could probably go down as much as 1/125 or so. And that would let in more light.

The flowers are REALLY nice! You might try a boost in saturation to really make them pop, but they look great.

It's nice to see you posting ... you are improving SO FAST (I wish I could say the same).

Take care and TFS!

GiGi

I agree with this Biggrin

#3 is my favourite!

Cazz

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awesome! I love their expressions!!

The biggest CC I can offer is to look for open shade when you're posing your models. The skin exposure is great, but the eyes are a little darker and shaded. If you turned them just a little towards the sun, or even had a reflector (or a piece of white bristol board) to bounce some of the light off, it would really light up the eyes and make them bright!

Next time you try, take out a model, hold their hands and turn slowly around in a circle together while standing in the shade. At one angle, you'll really see the eyes pop!

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Awesome pics. Here are some of my CC...

#1 - his face is a bit underexposed. I would brighten it up a bit. Also, watch your background, that yellow post is a bit distracting. I am sure you can photoshop that out.

#2 - She seems to be in the cool side. She is a cutie.

#3 - is the best of the bunch. I would warm it up a bit.

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Your DD cracks me up. She loves tha camera, huh?

I think that adjusting the wb on these will help a lot. I noticed in your dh's eyes that the whites were really yellow.

Gigi and Jen gave awesome suggestions. I think you're doing wonderful with your practice Sadie!!!

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"klebanik" wrote:

Your DD cracks me up. She loves tha camera, huh?

I think that adjusting the wb on these will help a lot. I noticed in your dh's eyes that the whites were really yellow.

Gigi and Jen gave awesome suggestions. I think you're doing wonderful with your practice Sadie!!!

The bolded just cracked me up! She hates the camera! She does the exact OPPOSITE of what I say. I need some advice on that too! Wink

WB is something I am super nervous about messing with. Any advice on working with that is great!

Thank you all for your suggestions and CC!

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I agree on the exposure and lighting. The compositions are great, though. I love 4! She's so cute!

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hooray for practice!

I think that Randall is backlit, and that perhaps you could have benefitted from some fill flash on his face. But I love the photo and think you can just brighten him with a screen layer.

your SS seems slow on the second, she's a tad soft to me. but I'm loving her sweet smile. the next two seem underexposed, you have a fast SS there (so I guess you had totally different light going on). and I love the flowers, so pretty.

Jen gave you some great advice. I'm going to try that too, I like how she described turning around in a circle to see the light.