Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Allsmiles7282, Dec 4, 2007.
Those are some high-quality shots. Brilliant work. How do you get such good skin tones?
Thank you so so much!
Exposure, Exposure, Exposure. I have learned that getting my exposures dead on is the key!
all beautiful shots! I love when children look like children, not teens, they just grow up so fast!
excellent exposure, capture and pp on all...#3 is my fave
I especially love #1 and #3. Did you use fill flash for #1? I often find it hard to get a good picture with such a bright background, and I hate having to carry my flash around. But, if you used it in that one, I may have to just stop being lazy and do it!
Nope, no flash. I have one but I RARELY use it. The little girl was in open shade and the brightness you see is the sun. I simply metered for her skin and bumped my exposre just a tad.
**I should note that I use a hand held meter becuase my camera just isn't trustworthy, whie my hndheld is dead on all the time!
I love 3 & 4 !
Wonderful work, I really love that last one her eyes just drew me in. I also like the first one she looks like she's having so much fun. The rest are also great.
She is laughing because her 1 yr. old baby brother was sitting at my feet and she was throwing the leaves on him, which he also found funny. lol. it was fun.
I can see why you are so busy, your pictures are amazing!!!!
Do you photoshop them or is that straight from the camera?
I do some things in photoshop (sharpening and tweaking my colors a bit) but a lot of it is done in camera. The biggest thing to getting great colors and great skin tones is to get your exposure right in camera. :thumbup:
How do you adjust exposure or make sure it is set correctly. Sorry if a dumb question, i'm a newbie.
First off, when you are first starting out, I recommend using a handheld meter and using it to get to know your camera. I used a meter for about my first year and then I learned to judge it by eye. I shoot with a Canon 5D and my camera is almost a full stop off. So, I meter in camera and then adjust, but every camera is different. (I have a backup 30D and it is only 1/2 stop off)
Also, you have to make sure you are metering for the right thing. I always meter for skin. A lot of people set their cameras on overall metering and your camera scans the entire frame and gives you an average meter, I have found it to be wrong 99% of the time.
There are times when I will meter for something other than skin, but 99% of the time that is what I meter and adjust to my taste. Mostly it takes time, patience, and practice.
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