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Offline Scott S

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Shooting Steven part II
« on: February 11, 2016, 07:06:10 PM »
somewhere around a year ago, I posted some photos of young Steven, I was pleased with them.
well, I just met up with him and did a shoot for his 1st B-day. tell me what you think.


Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 06:49:56 AM »
On the plus side, I love the depth of field, at this resolution essentially nothing is out of focus. I don't know how you did that! On the down side, for some reason the catch lights don't work for me.

Offline Scott S

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 01:58:47 PM »
DOF was easy, F8 1/200 at ISO 100 adjust light to suit.
maybe you can help with the catch lights. I have 2 39" umbrella/softboxes placed about 2 feet away at 45 degrees. of course with a moving baby, it's hard to maintain the distance. to soften the catchlights I need a larger softbox, or to get closer right? but how with a baby, if I get any closer he grabs. any help or advice you can give would be appreciated.
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Offline Ochotona

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 05:27:33 PM »
I think this is an outstanding portrait!  But now that Andy as pointed it out, I have to agree with the catchlight comment.  There was something that was bothering me about the eyes, and I think that's it exactly.  I think if you could clone out the second highlight on the right in each eye it would look great.

Offline Scott S

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 12:23:33 AM »
ok, here's a fix, but I'd still be interested in how to avoid this in future, it's better to get it right in the first place.



convincing?


Offline Scott S

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 01:24:05 AM »
a couple more from the day.





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Offline Ochotona

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 09:08:37 AM »
I think it's a big improvement. I don't know how to prevent it though. That last one with mom is really something. You should enter it in a contest.

Offline AndyCivil

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 04:56:40 PM »
I can tell a good photo because I feel the need to clean my monitor screen of splodges. Wonderful!

Offline Scott S

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Re: Shooting Steven part II
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 05:29:50 PM »
well, I must say I'm flattered.
 this one was shot with the Sigma 17-50 2.8 if anyone was interested. it's been a great lens so far. can't complain.
it's so sharp in fact that it seems to have fooled the photo program into thinking it was taken with a Canon 85mm 1.2L  :P