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23rd March 2013, 06:28 PM
23rd March 2013, 07:51 PM
Re: 60th Birthday
Basically good, Darren; particularly considering the shooting conditions.
Is #1 a fraction high in the green channel? But that could be my monitor. The flash is slightly strong on his right shoulder and background. Not a significant problem though. And virtually impossible to get this sort of shot absolutely perfect. You have caught the moment nicely.
#2 has a few slight problems with background lights which I would try to reduce. Possibly even try cropping tighter with a different size ratio to remove the right side background light.
#3. She is leaning to one side. Some people like this sort of effect while others prefer portraits to be more upright. Not a real issue for me though. Maybe you could get away with just a slight boost to the highlights, preferably applied selectively to avoid the background lights.
23rd March 2013, 10:43 PM
Re: 60th Birthday
Originally Posted by Geoff F
Like you mention I am pretty pleased with the pictures. They were very much taken candidly without any "prep" other than me switching the camera and flash on.
I cannot see the green in the first picture so could be your monitor or my eyes.
Picture 2, I tried for quite some time to do something about the background lights in post but I was not happy with any of my processing so eventualy gave up.
With 3 I know exactly what you are saying about the "lean". I have seen some photos that are described as "dutch" angle and they are not for me. That being said this third picture is was actually taken by my 2 year old son with my assitance. He has become a little obsessed with playing with Daddy's camera. It was quite heavily cropped but considering it was taken by a 2 year old I can forgive the "dutch" angle.
Thank you for your comments