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A couple of my kids I shot today
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Nov 6, 2018 17:27:40   #
maggiemae
 
My boys got haircuts today and I thought I would get some shots of them. Comments welcome. I really appreciate the advice I get on here. I think it really helps my photography. These were all taken handheld with natural light in my backyard. I need some new portraits of them and was hoping to get something printable. The two middle ones are my favorites.


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Nov 6, 2018 17:30:18   #
SonyA580
 
Good looking boys! I like them all but #1 and #4 are my favorites.

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Nov 6, 2018 17:36:54   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
It seems you've captured the personalities of each of them. The last one is the best composed of the group.
--Bob
maggiemae wrote:
My boys got haircuts today and I thought I would get some shots of them. Comments welcome. I really appreciate the advice I get on here. I think it really helps my photography. These were all taken handheld with natural light in my backyard. I need some new portraits of them and was hoping to get something printable. The two middle ones are my favorites.

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Nov 6, 2018 17:37:49   #
rmalarz (a regular here)
 
Oops!!! Double post.
--Bob

maggiemae wrote:
My boys got haircuts today and I thought I would get some shots of them. Comments welcome. I really appreciate the advice I get on here. I think it really helps my photography. These were all taken handheld with natural light in my backyard. I need some new portraits of them and was hoping to get something printable. The two middle ones are my favorites.

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Nov 6, 2018 17:54:03   #
maggiemae
 
SonyA580 wrote:
Good looking boys! I like them all but #1 and #4 are my favorites.


Thank you! I think #4 really shows his personality but I wasn't sure about the coloring on it. I'm glad you liked it.

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Nov 6, 2018 17:55:00   #
maggiemae
 
rmalarz wrote:
It seems you've captured the personalities of each of them. The last one is the best composed of the group.
--Bob


Thank you. I really liked that one too. I'm glad to hear others liked it too. That one is really his personality.

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Nov 6, 2018 18:40:22   #
mcmama
 
I like #1 and #4 the most.

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Nov 6, 2018 19:38:25   #
maggiemae
 
mcmama wrote:
I like #1 and #4 the most.


Thank you for looking and commenting. Those two see the be the going favorites.

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Nov 7, 2018 05:31:13   #
AZNikon
 
Fantastic portraits-well done!

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Nov 7, 2018 06:22:01   #
maggiemae
 
AZNikon wrote:
Fantastic portraits-well done!


Thank you AZNikon!

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Nov 7, 2018 07:06:03   #
hlmichel
 
These are really l nice.

However, and this is only my opinion, the background appears brighter than your boys. On the first three, they could use a touch more contrast.

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Nov 7, 2018 07:34:05   #
maggiemae
 
hlmichel wrote:
These are really l nice.

However, and this is only my opinion, the background appears brighter than your boys. On the first three, they could use a touch more contrast.


Thank you for commenting. These were minimally processed because my computer was being a jerk lol. I will try to work on them some more when I get a chance.

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Nov 7, 2018 10:20:29   #
Thomas902 (a regular here)
 
"...the background appears brighter than your boys..." this...
A viewer's eye is ALWAYS drawn to the brightest area of an image first...
Then to the area of sharpest focus (why folks buy & use fast glass)

maggiemae I would suggest you consider using a collapsable reflector for your outdoor portraiture...
i.e. Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector with Handles (52", Translucent)
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274736-REG/impact_r2552_t_52_collapsible_circular_reflector.html

This is likely the your best (and cost effective) option for outdoor portraiture in sunlight...
Since it is both a reflector and translucent you can tame nearly every illumination scenario...
The translucent would have made the last image a standout since deep shadows and squinting eyes would be virtually eliminated.

I use this reflector often and it is seriously a "must have" for any commercial portrait photographer...
Since you have your "boys" to use as lighting assistants the world is your oyster...
Also there are countless videos on how to use reflectors to tame direct (and defused) sunlight)

Ok, the down side is folding this beast... Please consider getting an experienced photographer so show you how to do this since it is a major challenge but a cakewalk once mastered...

btw, if you would like me to post an example of it's use in portraiture just ask, k?
I do not feel comfortable about posting in another person's thread without their explicit approval...

Thank you for sharing...
I always enjoy reviewing your artistry... :)

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Nov 7, 2018 11:14:11   #
wilikioti
 
Great photos! All of them!

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Nov 7, 2018 11:16:45   #
maggiemae
 
Thomas902 wrote:
"...the background appears brighter than your boys..." this...
A viewer's eye is ALWAYS drawn to the brightest area of an image first...
Then to the area of sharpest focus (why folks buy & use fast glass)

maggiemae I would suggest you consider using a collapsable reflector for your outdoor portraiture...
i.e. Impact Collapsible Circular Reflector with Handles (52", Translucent)
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1274736-REG/impact_r2552_t_52_collapsible_circular_reflector.html

This is likely the your best (and cost effective) option for outdoor portraiture in sunlight...
Since it is both a reflector and translucent you can tame nearly every illumination scenario...
The translucent would have made the last image a standout since deep shadows and squinting eyes would be virtually eliminated.

I use this reflector often and it is seriously a "must have" for any commercial portrait photographer...
Since you have your "boys" to use as lighting assistants the world is your oyster...
Also there are countless videos on how to use reflectors to tame direct (and defused) sunlight)

Ok, the down side is folding this beast... Please consider getting an experienced photographer so show you how to do this since it is a major challenge but a cakewalk once mastered...

btw, if you would like me to post an example of it's use in portraiture just ask, k?
I do not feel comfortable about posting in another person's thread without their explicit approval...

Thank you for sharing...
I always enjoy reviewing your artistry... :)
"...the background appears brighter than your... (show quote)


Thank you for the advice and I would love to see an example.

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