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    Brother and Sister - Part 2

    The second shoot. These are some of the ones that my wife and I liked:

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Brilliant...............

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Very nice Malcolm. Did you use any lighting stuff?
    Your children are very expressive in front of the camera! This must have something to do with the photographer

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Very nice Malcolm. Did you use any lighting stuff?
    Your children are very expressive in front of the camera! This must have something to do with the photographer
    I scare them into being happy

    No lighting equipment - Just starting off so I've got a lot of saving to do. Just made do with finding usable light in all instances which is always a challenge but good fun. To be fair - it was cloudy when I took most of these but I had some reflectors in the car just in case.

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    You done good.

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Good Malcolm,

    If I might suggest, to take things to 'the next level', using the same WB setting across the series (when processing), these are probably AWB and vary between shots. (e.g. #4 is noticeably cooler than the rest)

    Also exposure is a bit hot on a couple (e.g. #3 is losing cheek detail).

    But the mood, compositions, backgrounds and lighting are great.

    Well done sir, great improovement in two days,

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Last one definitely a winner, thumbs up.
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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Good Malcolm,

    If I might suggest, to take things to 'the next level', using the same WB setting across the series (when processing), these are probably AWB and vary between shots. (e.g. #4 is noticeably cooler than the rest)

    Also exposure is a bit hot on a couple (e.g. #3 is losing cheek detail).

    But the mood, compositions, backgrounds and lighting are great.

    Well done sir, great improovement in two days,
    Thanks Dave. I was using Alex's shirt as the White balance but it still came out bluer in some series (there was another bunch that I didn't use at all.) I'll have to get into the habit of pulling out the WB cards I have in my bag. I did have the exposure up a bit so I'll have a look at that too.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Well, Kerry and I ended up getting a few of this series blown up on canvas and they've come out really well (0.5m x 0.75m). Thanks for all the help with improving my portraiture abilities everyone!

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    Thanks Dave. I was using Alex's shirt as the White balance but it still came out bluer in some series (there was another bunch that I didn't use at all.) I'll have to get into the habit of pulling out the WB cards I have in my bag. I did have the exposure up a bit so I'll have a look at that too.

    Cheers!
    Depends what you're processing with, but in Photoshop Elements or CS5 ACR (probably LR3 as well), the Kelvin figure for WB (plus Tint) are readily visible and once the first shot is done and you're happy with the colours, just make a mental, or paper, note of them (e.g. "4850" and "-8") then; choose those to use again - often they are easily selected under "Custom" in the droplist.

    So you don't even need to shoot a grey or Whi-Bal card at the time to get consistency across a series.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Brother and Sister - Part 2

    They look amazing on canvas I'm so happy with them. I have Photo #2 on a wall that is instantly visible as you come up the stairs into our main room, it just hits you in the face, I cant stop looking at it.

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