I think I'm gonna be sick...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by 3of11, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. 3of11

    3of11 TPF Noob!

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    I really need some advice. I have had such a hard week. I've gotten multiple pictures back to give to clients that I've been very unhappy with. I have a wedding to shoot soon (stressed out!), more family sessions to shoot. I don't have the energy to spend to much time trying to correct my errors, and I am starting to doubt my ability even exists. I guess my biggest question is, how do I get clear pictures?!!! Tell me if this is wrong to do, I focus on their eyes, hold the focus, reposition, and then take the picture. I tried the tripod and the pictures still came out about the same. I want CRISP, CLEAR images and I'm not getting any. Any advice would be SOOOOO welcomed.
     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    best to give us something to work with here - post up an example of some of your images which are failing to meet your targets as well as an example of one which has (if you don't have one which you consider does meet the standard you want then link to an example from someone elses work).
    Also post a 100% crop from the photo - that is a crop taken from the photo whilst its at fullsize - thus allowing us to see what the quality is like a fullsize without having you to post the fullimage at that size. An area like the face is a good place to choose since it shows the sharp areas of a shot
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Agree with Overread, we need to see some samples.. and what the **** is with the "Sponsored links" inside the threads. That's new!
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    eh?
    I am not seeing any ads in posts here - I think your page might have loaded strange possibly? I am on IE 7 so no fancy foxyadblocker ;)
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    gotta log in....just saw it too :)
     
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    Also what camera, lens and lighting are you using? Are you shooting wide open?
     
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    Sorry to be the one that brings this so-often-mentioned-on-this-forum point up but... If you cannot get sharp pictures, don't know how to and have tried but failed to rectify the problem with a tripod, why on earth are you taking on clients and are about to shoot a wedding?

    That said, post some examples as others have mentioned.
     
  8. Lyncca

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    I would have to agree... You should know at least some basics before even shooting freebies, although it is easy to get suckered in :) (I did for some free maternity pics). I say avoid the wedding completely.

    Anyway, post examples and I'm sure someone can help you out. Are you making sure your shutter speed is high enough to avoid blur from the subject (people) moving? Are you using a flash to allow you to use a higher shutter speed?
     
  9. JerryPH

    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm NOT going to comment about the wedding... I saw NO mention of a wedding in this thread... I will NOT air my views on inexperienced people trying to shoot weddings... again.

    - How long have you been shooting?
    - Are you doing any post processing?
    - Are you shooting RAW?
    - Post a picture
    - Give an equipment list.

    Our telepathic abilities are weak today, so help us help you!! ;)
     
  10. Lyncca

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  11. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

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    Come on Jerry, you are dying to :p
     
  12. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My crystal ball is in the shop for repairs and I am utterly useless without it.

    BTW Jerry, in post #1.

     

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