portrait shots c&c please

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  1. snaggle

    snaggle TPF Noob!

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    Here is two I did with my Wife and Daughter at the Edmonton Space and Science center.

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    f4.5
    1/200 sec
    ISO 100
    37mm focal length
    Shutter Priority
    WB shade mode on XSi

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    f7.1
    1/100 sec
    55mm focal length
    Shutter Priority
    WB custom shift to b4 on XSi
     
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    crop in closer.. too much open space around the subject's.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just an opinion......

    #1 - had you taken two to three steps to your right, moved your family forward about 6-10 feet and dropped your PoV about a foot, I think your would have had a better composition. The reason i say that is because of the open limbs on the right causing too much distraction from the viewer's (me) eye.. You've got way too much negative space and they are pretty much dead center in the frame... Next, the focus is not on your subjects as they seem quite blurry. WB seems quite warm.

    #2 - Distracting background, centered composition and the grass line is acting as a guillotine for the missis's head. Again, the focus.

    Hope you had a good day out with the family.
     
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    Thanks, this is my first try and any kind of portraits, I like the custom WB better then the built in one.
     
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    the space u covered is more and it happens in the beginning..we see the wide area rather than our subject. my learned friends pointed out the rest.
     
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    Well #1 is warm and #2 is a bit cold, maybe shouldn't be messing with the whitebalance that much yet.

    As others have said, both need to get rid of that empty space, and composition could have been improved by you getting a lower point of view possibly. Get unique with your point of view's, get closer to your subjects, experiment.
     

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