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    My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    Don't laugh! OK, go ahead and laugh

    My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

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    Re: My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    Perfect.

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    Reminds me of the time I had "mum and dad" here in the studio with me whilst I shot their two kids. Mum wanted small black and white prints on paper, dad wanted large colour canvases (so about as far apart as one can get).

    At one stage she literally had her hands around his throat ...

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    I really like it...looks like a ' real' family !!!

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    Haha, I like it
    I gave a print to my mom for her birthday and she did not like it, lol.

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    I had to laugh on this one!!

    I saw the pic and started to scroll down to find the "real" pic but that was all I got so... Then it hit me that that was what you were trying for.

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    hehe that is a brilliant pic, you know the funny thing is that you can give them this pic and also a nicely posed pic but in a few years time its this one that they will all remember, cheers martyn ps edited,just noticed the remote in your hand, lol,

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    Re: My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    Nice first attempt . Am currently trying to learn the same. Would u mind telling what lights u used and where you put them.

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    Re: My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    I had two $8 incandescent shop lights on either side behind the 'subjects' - intending to be a hair light. The main light was on the room in front in the middle. I had one CTO gelled flash on either side slightly above the faces shot through an umbrella and a diffuser.
    The flash to the left was .... way too far left! I only have the one flash stand, so I put the flash where I could without stacking too much furniture
    I find shooting a single person much easier with the cheap equipment I have There were a lot more shadows to think about with 4 people sitting next to each other.
    If you haven't read Colin's lessons on portraiture (stickied in this forum), I recommend you do that. There's some good stuff in there.
    Good luck with your portraiture!

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    Cracking shot Brian. I find it impossible to get all the kids in one place and all in reasonable moods. The expression on your wife's face says it all. As someone said above this will be the shot that is remembered in years to come.

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    Re: My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    Thanks Steve

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    Brian, have you seen that microsoft commercial where they were doing a family photo? You ought to use that "to the cloud" editing hehehe.

    see the video here

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    Re: My First Attempt at Family Portraiture

    You might enjoy this picture from a session with 3 kids that had clearly had enough of me.
    (I wasn't sure how to attach a photograph so it just comes up).
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    Shane, errr Chriss, I DO remember that commercial, lol.

    Jennifer, very nice! I am comforted by not being alone in my challenges

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