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    I had a really tough session last weekend and I have been avoiding looking at the pics! It was a favor for a friend but the kids were REALLY active and they weren't really dressed for portraits. I felt like I had run a few miles by the time I left. Here are the first few that I processed. I know they aren't great but I would love cc. Feel free to rip them apart.

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    Well I like em, but I always like candid shots. It is a pity that they weren't dressed better. I'd point that out if you do it again. Suggest colours that might be better etc

    Only CC from me is the blue jumper is blown in spots!

    I hope this wont offend you.... or anyone.... but is the older child a boy? only the blue jumper again comes out a gorgeous colour but more girly to me.

    My faves are 2 and 3

    I'd love to get action shots like this

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    I think you are being too hard on yourself. These are nice! The jumper doesn't look blown to me. Numbers are reading in the 240s.

    I think you did great! I like the fall colors, the candid moments. I would be happy with these.

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    great eyes for active kids what were your settings, dont care for the b/w, eyes seem too dark.
    love the fall colours though
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    Way to go grabbing captures of kids on the move!!

    1. My fav of the bunch. I like the eye contact and the focus looks great to me.

    2. Cute moment between the boys, but I wish they were both a little more in focus and that there was a little more space above the older boys head. Was this in camera crop?

    3. Like the DOF here, but the pic itself doesn't do a whole lot to me. I don't feel a connection with him. Great smile on him though!

    4. Like this one as well! Full body, action, and eye contact! Wow! On my screen it looks a tad grainy to me. What were your settings here?
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    I like that they're active shots, I'm sure the mom will love them too, it probably shows their personalities more. Bummer they weren't dressed better, the older boy's outfit especially just looks like a day stroll in the park. #4 is my fav, great eye contact.
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    Thanks Stacey! It is hard not to feel disappointed though it was a great learning experience. Now I know a few things to cover with parents before taking pics of their kids.

    His jumper isn't blown. It is rather bright and a little girly though. This family is really not concerned with gender stereotypes.

    My settings were iso 200, 1/320, f/3.5 for all of them, I believe.

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    I like them all and think you did a great job! Especially for such active kids- it's hard! My fav or the bunch is #2. My only comment on it is his right side of both their faces is a little dark/shadowy and to maybe lighten it up a bit.

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    yeah, I think you're being too hard on yourself. I'd like to see a closer crop on the first one. his hands are missing anyway, so you might as well go closer on him. I don't really care for the second, because the child making eye contact isn't in focus (does that make sense? I'd rather have had eye contact with the girl since she's in the front - but you can't control that one so much. ) the skin tones are looking good to me, and I like the action of the last. hope you'll show us more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmama72 View Post
    yeah, I think you're being too hard on yourself. I'd like to see a closer crop on the first one. his hands are missing anyway, so you might as well go closer on him. I don't really care for the second, because the child making eye contact isn't in focus (does that make sense? I'd rather have had eye contact with the girl since she's in the front - but you can't control that one so much. ) the skin tones are looking good to me, and I like the action of the last. hope you'll show us more.
    ditto what gwen said, I was going to suggest a tighter crop on the first one too!
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