family portrait

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    first time i've used strobes.



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    Looks quite nice, good job ;)

    Although, I think showing us a bigger version would do the picture more justice (even with some kind of a watermark on there).
     
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    Good-lookin' bunch! Your son seems to be hogging the best light!
     
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    The big picture is on a private page on Flickr.
    IMO, you needed to move the people further from the tree, assuming that you want the entire tree in the image. That would make the tree smaller and allow the composition to be tighter.

    As it is, the upper right side is empty and the upper, left side is a rapidly darkening tree.
    The light is pretty harsh on the people, leaving dark shadows - try bouncing it off the wall.
     
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    thanks for the c&c

    @thetraveler - i had to work with the room, which was pretty small. my camera was wedged as far as possible into the opposite corner from the group, my lens at 26mm. the strobe was on the lowest power, shot through a softbox wedged into another corner. i couldn't move the people over any more or they wouldn't be in the photo haha. the tree is 13 feet tall i think, and i wanted to the top of it in the photo.
     
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    it looks really good. a few things i would change would be more light in the top left corner. and bringing the mom closer into the group. she looks kinda like she is the outcast. but i know how much of a pain working in a tight room is. nice work.
     

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