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Discussion in 'Portrait' started by davect01, Apr 6, 2015.
Took some Easter Day Portraits. Used the 50mm SEL and A6000
Beautiful young lady, and great job on the compositions.
Not a pro in any way, but we had fun.
Here are a couple "Behind the scenes" shots with the Director.
I think you shoot too low on her. Perhaps some TTL flash diales at -2 would give a bit of fill light in the eye areas.
Ya, I don't have any extra flashes, but you are right.
give a try to the on camera flash... just dial the ttl to -2 ,, you only want to lift shadows and get some catch lights.
Post back your experiment
P.S Do not go to very high sunny area as a starting point so you can still shoot below 1/160
Dave - They are fine for family shots. I wouldn't buy flashes for these family shots. For me, if they smile great and I capture that happiness, it goes in the album.
If you want to enhance the lighting of the pictures, I would use the a6000 built-in flash and try some of these outdoor techniques:
exactly what I wrote above.. try the flash you already have
I've never really done serious portraits, good hints.
The first shot is exposed best, probably because you kept her face out of direct sun and exposed for the face, letting the background blow out. Nice catchlights in the eyes too. A pretty model!
For snapshots on bright days I usually bracket. It's more work for me when I get home, but I often find that one of the alternate exposures ends up being better exposed for the subject. If I were more careful bracketing would be necessary, but for family snapshots I don't have time for that.