Closeup of my son


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dawson

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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
 

grumpy

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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.
 

dawson

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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.
 

yehosaphat

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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.
 

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.
noted, i'm actually considering green dof background.
it appears to me that portrait looks fresh with greenery.
maybe botanic garden :)
 

~Arcanic~

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

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

dawson

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

kids show the best candid expressions! especially when they are having fun. :bsmilie:
good advice! :thumbsup:
 

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