impromptu portrait.

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  1. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    My mom wanted a pic of grandson #6. The dreaded sailor suit. The sun was too bright on the west side of the living room, so while she was setting up on the other side of the room, I snapped a quick one. No flash, no backdrop, just snapped. Other than being over exposed in spots, it came out the best of all my trys.(first attemt at this.)


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    Other than being cropped(the stupid photographer took it landscape) its right off the camera.
     
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    I really like the expression you caught on your son. Do you have any photo editing software? The over exposure is not beyond repair. If you do not have a decent method to fix it, you can pm me and I will give you my email address. I am a sucker for grandma's getting good pictures.

    As far as composition goes try not to centre subjects. Try using the camera as a light meter, get right up to the persons face with camera on auto mode, find out what the settings are, then copy the settings on to manual mode. I find this helps when shooting when there is varying degrees of light levels. If shooting digital, learn to use the histogram.
     
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    OMG! I had that same suit. :p What a cute kiddo I love the picture. I just wonder if you could somehow cut out that pillow or whatever out from behind the baby's head.
    Even with the pillow it should go in a frame for sure. That's a wonderful photo.
     
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    It's a tad over exposed - but you know that. Nice composition and wonderful sailor suit - I wonder if it would make a good black and white as well - you know that kinda old look (given what yous made the poor little bugga wear - lol).
     
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    Thanks, like I said this shot had zero set up time. The actual portaits I tried did not come out well at all. The tips you mention will come in very handy in the future, thanks again.

    This photo did make it to a frame, and the 8x10 came out wonderfull.

    WE do not make anyone wear the suit. Its my Mom that does it. :lol:

    Thank-you all for the kind words and tips.

    Thanks for lookin.
     

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