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    Default Closeup of my son

    after digesting comments in my prev thread here,

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=293790

    i have made many attempts on closeup and here's another one
    for c&c. correct me if i'm on the wrong track to a good portrait.

    i will try half body length shots for my next practice.



    F-Stop: F/8.0
    Exposure: 1/60 sec.
    Focal length: 50.0 mm
    ISO: 800
    WB: Auto

    PP: left frame cropped and resized.

    my mistakes learnt from prev thread:
    1. move in to closeup
    2. catchlight in his eyes
    3. smaller f-stop

    welcome any c&c.

    thanks
    rgds,
    dawson

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    Erm.... very important: try to get a nice smile.

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    Wah so serious like you leh.

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    some pixelation around the eyes and hair.

    your son seem intimidated or bored. Maybe you are "too close for comfort".
    I have many shots of my sons not smiling, being moody, but they are usually not that close up, usually showing a bit more of the environment. If I get too close, they either give me some silly look, or a very disinterested look.

    Ask yourself, whether you like the shot, if u like it, u have achieved what you wanted to do, with or without the smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter View Post
    Erm.... very important: try to get a nice smile.
    Erm ... this I agree. Way too serious leh

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    pixelation is caused by jpeg compression artifacts...

    bored, i'll try to take 10 to 15 minutes and that's all for
    that day. he wanted to cycle but i stop him for a while
    for my few shots.

    sometimes i played with him and the shots will be better,
    with smiles.

    thanks guys.
    rgds,
    dawson

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    I would use a wider f-stop and avoid shooting in front of a wall. Having a blurred background and sharp facial features will definitely accentuate your pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    I would use a wider f-stop and avoid shooting in front of a wall. Having a blurred background and sharp facial features will definitely accentuate your pic.
    noted, i'm actually considering green dof background.
    it appears to me that portrait looks fresh with greenery.
    maybe botanic garden
    rgds,
    dawson

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawson View Post
    noted, i'm actually considering green dof background.
    it appears to me that portrait looks fresh with greenery.
    maybe botanic garden
    shoot more!
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    Default Re: Closeup of my son

    bring him out to play, nearby playground or something, use a long lens so he doesn't know you are snapping at him.

    kids show the best candid expressions! especially when they are having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Arcanic~ View Post
    bring him out to play, nearby playground or something, use a long lens so he doesn't know you are snapping at him.

    kids show the best candid expressions! especially when they are having fun.
    good advice!
    rgds,
    dawson

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