My first shoot

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  1. vinnie

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    Please C & C. I just got my camera a Canon EOS Rebel XSI and took pictures of my girls at the beach. Any kind of help would be appreciated.
    I don't think I went late enough in the day

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    Alittle soft (out of focus). Shadows across the faces are a bit distracting, try to watch that in the future. And not crazy about the crop through the hand. I do like the comfortable pose. It doesn't looked forced. Good job.
     
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    Here's my 2 cents worth:

    - When you said wait later in the day, I would agree, softer light.
    - For this pic, notice the eyes, called 'racoon eyes' because they
    are dark circles. You would need flash fill or a reflector to bounce
    light onto the face. Flash fill also puts a nice catch light in the eyes,
    making them sparkle. It also lightens the black shadows.
    - The way the arms are placed I find awkward, it seems they go
    all over the place. Myself I would try for a simpler composition.
    - The more of a person you show, the more difficult it is to pose them.
    At this stage, why don't you try a head and shoulders only, then
    there is less to worry about.
    - I photograph weddings and I avoid taking pics in the sun because
    of the harsh shadows. Sometimes I will have the sun behind the
    subject and use flash fill, but mostly I work in the shade and use
    flash.
    - If you try a head and shoulders of the girls, take a few pics and
    tilt the camera left, and some tilted to the right, then just pick the
    one you like best. For head and shoulders try a horizontal also.

    Hope I have been some help to you.
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