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C & C please!

Postby Packnutsmom+1 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:33 pm

Well, I've had my camera for over a year and am now just learning what manual is all about! I am still trying to work on my skills! There is a contest coming up in our city for the cutest kid and I want to entre.. I was wondering if you guys could offer any C & C for these two pictures and suggest which one I should entre!! Thanks a bunch, I hope to start some of the weakly challenges now that it's nicer outside!

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Postby Lindsey » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:57 pm

He is adorable!! :) Makes me want a baby boy! lol

No CC from me- I'm still slowly learning here too.
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Postby anxious-annie » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:33 pm

those are great! I love how happy he is and his great expressions!

My only suggestion would be to try to get a little more light into his right eye (camera left). The highlight in one and not in the other leaves a "dead eye" feel...it doesn't have the "spark of life" to it that the other one has from the highlight. What did you use to light it? Window light? on or off camera flash? The only other thing I see is in the 2nd shot to be careful about cutting off hands and feet.
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Postby blue-eden » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:01 pm

These are great!

I would definitely angle him more towards the light source you have at camera right to get more light in his eyes and avoid the harsh shadows.
Are you making sure the focus is on his eyes, because he looks out of focus.
Make sure your shutter speed is pretty fast, at least 1/125, to prevent motion blur.
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Postby charlotteb » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:35 am

blue-eden wrote:These are great!

I would definitely angle him more towards the light source you have at camera right to get more light in his eyes and avoid the harsh shadows.
Are you making sure the focus is on his eyes, because he looks out of focus.
Make sure your shutter speed is pretty fast, at least 1/125, to prevent motion blur.


EXIF data says it was at 1/50, and with kids, that's very slow. Try to work more with your light so you can bump it up. With children, I personally like to be at AT LEAST 1/250.

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Postby Packnutsmom+1 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:19 am

Thanks guys! I'm going to try and take some more pictures today. I just prop him on my bed and it's about 3 feet away from a white wall, LOL! I'm trying to figure out a different part in the house where the light will be on both eyes, I just use my windows for lighting! I'm not to fancy.. YET! LOL! I'll post them later when I take them!

charlotte; I have no clue what you just said! LOL! I understand the 1/250 part, but nothing else :oops:
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:32 pm

just seeing these after your 2nd post. I like the 1st one :D
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