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  1. #1
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    Portrait of my son and his fiancee

    We went to look at the wedding hall where they are getting married ant took a few shots.
    Frank



    Last edited by sparkie1263; 10-30-2008 at 07:33 PM.
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  2. #2
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    i like #2 maybe cause of the warmer skin tones?
    is this from the Minolta 35-70?
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  3. #3
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    It was the Tamron 28-200.
    Thanks Frank

    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:10:29 18:30:00
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 35.0mm (35mm equivalent: 52mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.033 s (1/30)
    Aperture: f/8.0
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Center Weight
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Sony A77
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    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  4. #4
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    Frank, you simply must give your portrait shots a little more head room. It's almost like you are crushing them, especially if they "skrunch down" ... it actually looks worse. Just a slight tilt upward, if you would. You can always crop later, if necessary. You cannot crop if there is nothing there to do it to and as you know, I can only be so creative as to magically extend a new 15% extension to the top of your shots.

    Perhaps it would help to rotate the A100 to the portrait orientation and take these. Kind of force you to elongate.

    BTW: Congrats to the kids

    Anyway ... next!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-30-2008 at 07:27 PM.
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  5. #5
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    Still working on that Don. I can only remember so much.
    Thanks Frank
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    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  6. #6
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    Lightbulb Too much information ...

    And what's this with him being the only one holding a glass in the shot ... Not good, Mom doesn't like men drinking alone. It becomes a "sub-subject" (or a prop) in the shot, due to imbalance. Give her a glass, too ... or better yet, just lose it.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-30-2008 at 07:36 PM.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Sub-subject, ok something else to learn about!! arghh, Intersting now that I look at it and think about it something that small can unbalance a shot, A point to remember.
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    Don is always throwing curves at you. LOL I only wish I could remember everything.
    Thanks
    Frank
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    Frank, when you look through the lens ... see all of the shot, not just the subject. Everything in view becomes part of the final product. Try to get rid of distractions and other upsetting items before you pull that shutter release.

    It is a very common problem and differentiates you from being a photographer or a "snap-shooter" with a fancy camera. See your image ... imagine what you want to see in it ... and then really look and realize all you do not want in it. Control that which YOU can. This is your "vision" ... and you need to dominate it, not let it dominate you.

    I not suggesting an agressive posture, but a more assertive, controlling one. This is your time and effort you are putting into these captures. Tidy them up as much as possible before the "click" or face long hours digitally manipulating them to recover. You know your subject is going to be there ... laughably, they actually are the least of your concerns. You need to look around them and see that background, that foreground, other people ... distracting lighting ... it all gets "caught".

    When you are ready, get your subject's attention and ... GET THE SHOT!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-30-2008 at 08:00 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  10. #10
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    Point well made and point taken.
    Thanks
    Frank
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    Sony A580
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    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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