I've had a go, now i need help.

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  1. Goldeeno

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    Right got back from work and decided it had been so long since id used my camera id have a go, so i needed a subject. Who should apear, my little brother, to you i introduce David.

    Not having taken a photo of someone as such, as a purpose, i wasnt to sure. With it pooring with rain and pitch black i was also confined to my room.

    So got the 55-200mm lens on, i read somewhere that would be best, a zoom lens set the camera away from the subject for a narrower DOF?
    Aperture was on about f10, shutter 1/40, ISO 400, no flash?

    Can i get some crit help and advice, as i would like to try and get some nice photos of the whole family, but thought id better practice. Ps, i know the background isnt great, i got left with the box room.. not much to work with altho the spotlights are cool to play with.
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    in the first picture, get that hair away from his right eye.
     
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    Well, for starters, if you would make your brother to take a few steps forward it would help. For one, the wall gets a bit more blurry due to DOF and you can probably get rid of the shadow too.
    Plus that the pics are a bit flat, play around with the contrast.
    And thats all from me, you have to wait for the peeps who actually know what they are talking about now :)
     
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    like doenoe said, a little more distance in between wall and your brother.
    I would go with f/4 - f/5 and a faster shutter-speed...

    don't go faster than ISO400, see if you can go down to 200 or so, with the higher aperture....
     
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    If you can get a Cotton Sheet and throw that up on the wall. Get them a few steps forward, and if you can get a light behind them so you can get that shadow out.
    That would give it more of a professional look. Id also suggest get a little more light in the picture if you plan to do a whole family
     
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    Nice that you have a willing subject. I would try this again only with maybe a wider aperture, fast shutter speed. You're getting some camera shake in these. Sometimes shadows work well in a photo but here they are making the eyes dark and not have a lot of detail which is important sometimes, depending on what you are going for in portraits. :)
     
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    cheers all, he wasnt that willing, lol, he just wanted some more photos for all his entourage on myspace lol.
     

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