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Easter Day Portraits 50mm SEL

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by davect01, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Took some Easter Day Portraits. Used the 50mm SEL and A6000

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  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Beautiful young lady, and great job on the compositions.

    TT
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks

    Not a pro in any way, but we had fun.
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Agree ;)
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks again.

    Here are a couple "Behind the scenes" shots with the Director.

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  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    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.
    Alex
     
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya, I don't have any extra flashes, but you are right.
     
  8. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    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
     
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  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    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:
    good luck
     
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  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    exactly what I wrote above.. try the flash you already have
     
  11. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I've never really done serious portraits, good hints.
     
  12. Kirkp

    Kirkp TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 2, 2014
    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.