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    Family Self Portrait

    Doing a family self portrait was a lot harder than I thought it would be. You can't really see what everyone is doing which makes it difficult to capture that moment.

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    Nice group; no blinks, 5 smiles, good shot

    Nice to see you all together for once

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    Very nice shot of a handsome family. Congratulations!

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    Very sweet photo!!

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    It's a very nice photo. The only thing I noticed was how the oldest boy's t-shirt makes it look like your daughter's hair is going all crazy. Other the. That it looks fine.

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    I like this as well. Aside from the T-shirt mentioned above, your hand above said T looks a bit stiff. I realise you likely had a remote in that hand but the down turned fist does not look at ease or natural. Other than that, congrats on a well done difficult image.

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    well done Malcolm & co!
    as mentioned the wee girls and older brother's T-shirt sort of merge & a shadow on your face a bit, but as Dave has said (& everything I read) tells me with groups it's 'light the area' & get everyone looking at the camera ... at the same time.... & get them all in focus
    So you've done that & more - they look very happy....which is at the top of what we hope for, for our family when all's said & done.

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. The shirt's definitely gotta go but trying to tell a 16 year old how to dress - well, actually trying to tell a 16 year old anything at the moment is a bit of a struggle. I might post one of the other shots a bit later and I'll let you guys see if you can guess what happened

    Kerry and I picked up on my hands as well. The remote was actually in my other hand which was cloned out but the position of my hands in these shots is something I need to work on.

    It was a first attempt and neither Kerry nor I are 100% happy with them so we'll try again at a future date.

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    Very Good shot indeed

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    And now for the challenge.... who can guess what happened about a second before the shutter fired? And for everyone's information, this wasn't supposed to be a posed "funny" photo.

    Family Self Portrait

    PS - Yes, the DoF is to shallow

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldcoastgolfer View Post
    And now for the challenge.... who can guess what happened about a second before the shutter fired?
    Somebody must have said or done something.

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    Uh, whoever smelt it, delt it lol

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    A great set of family pictures to cherish for years to come! Both shots convey happy times and that not only says a lot about the warmth within the family but also makes the viewer smile along with you.

    Aside from the look of the ‘hairy’ tee-shirt, one thing that grabs and holds the eye is text. Viewing time is spent reading the tee-shirts that might be more enjoyably used exploring the facial expressions.

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    That's one good looking crew Malcolm!

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    who can guess what happened about a second before the shutter fired?
    I think "Billabong" did something, he's almost proud, little sis' is appalled and everyone else thinks it's a hoot

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I think "Billabong" did something, he's almost proud, little sis' is appalled and everyone else thinks it's a hoot
    Without further ado, Jack made some comment that resulted me giving him a light tap of the head. Hence why his hair is a bit of a mess in the second shot and he has his hand raised. I don't think Alex saw what happened which is why he's probably still grinning at the camera as if it were a normal pose

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    Re: Family Self Portrait

    Hi Malcolm,
    They are both fine photos for sure, and I'm sure most of us can appreciate the difficulties of self portraits, much less taking one of the whole family!
    Technically speaking, I prefer the second one because your face is as well lit as everyone else's. Also the expressions are great, which to me is the most important part of a photo like this.
    I'm curious why you think the DOF is too shallow? I think it's fine.

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