Winter Portraits

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  1. vandecarr

    vandecarr TPF Noob!

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    These were a bit tough. it was early (about 10 am) but really sunny and it was only about 12 degrees outside. we kept the kids in a warm van and took them out shot them and switched for the next one.

    The only person in the cold cold for the duration was yours truly.

    Anyway, what do you think of these?

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    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    The bright sun really blew out the snow. I'd want to shoot again at a later time of day and if the sun creates harsh shadows make a reflector out of something big and flat and tin foil if you don't already have one.

    As for the bottom 2, The background is busy. I'd see what I could do to either get less DOF or find a different place.
     
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    the bottom 2 the aperture was set at f/5 i shot some at 3.5 and 2.8 but it looks best at 5 because of the nice snow covered trees, etc...IMO.

    I hate the shadow on the girls face in the bottom one but I do like the cast shadow in the one on the tracks (these are brother and sisters BTW) the blown out snow kills me.

    I should have used a reflector like you mentioned.

    Anyway, I emailed proofs to the mom and she loves them. I don't think they are the greatest by far but as long as mom is happy I guess they are alright.


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