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Outdoor family session

Postby Babydreamer1326 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:37 pm

I did a session with a family this afternoon...here are a few of the shots I did today. CC is very welcome! I'll post more tomorrow :D

The mother really likes the vintage processing, so I did a few that way. :wink:

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Postby Kylie » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:39 pm

Nice shots. It's a shame about the dappled light. Some nice open shade would have helped you avoid those harsh shadows on their faces. The fact that they're all wearing white would have made it tricky too. There seem to be lots of blown shirts. #6 looks particularly overexposed. If you shot in RAW you might be able recover alot of the blown areas.

In general I like the compostion ( I don't mind a little tilt every now and again), just watch for chopped toes etc. Nice Bokeh and light in his eyes in #3 and I like #4.

What time of day did you do the shoot? I find that early morning or late afternoon is best unless you can find somewhere nice and shady at another time of day.
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:58 pm

I like the comps in general too, but there is limb chopping (and I'm not a fan of tilts for the most part).

I agree with Kylie about the lighting. The whites are pretty much all blown and have lost all detail. There are hot spots on faces, very harsh shadows, and squinting because of the sun. She's right, shooting between 8-10 am and 5-7 at night (loosely, depending on your location) will be MUCH better for lighting.

Mostly though, they are pretty out of focus and the white balance is off.
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:50 am

thank you for the CC ladies

we are re shooting tonight at 5pm...we'll see how it goes :wink:
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Postby foofuh » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:40 am

I love the poses! The sun looked too bright on some though. Very nice!
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Postby Kylie » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:22 pm

Yay, looking forward to seeing the results of the reshoot :)
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:32 pm

thanks girls!

I hope shooting at 5pm tonight will work a little better. I really like the shots I did get, BUT they are def. too bright. :? Here's to a better session this evening! :D I'll post more tonight or tomorrow
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