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Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Dani:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" Aw, they're cute but yes a tad ... [snip!] ... I think they just want wedding portraits done in June. The only other problem is, her family is almost all Spanish speaking.."


Oh okay! Well, I personally think you could pull it off :)

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" CONGRAATS!"



Thank you!! :D

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Thank you!! :D"


my dad owns an office building about five/seven minutes from our house. He said if they have any open spaces, I can use them on an "as needed" basis for sessions! So now I have to scout the location, and then probably take a few lighting courses to learn to adequately use my lights :oops: lol

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" my dad owns an office building about five/seven minutes from our house. He said if they have any open ... [snip!] ... now I have to scout the location, and then probably take a few lighting courses to learn to adequately use my lights :oops: lol"


Yay!! That's exciting :)

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
21st Apr '13

I had my hardest session to date this evening. The guy stood so awkward.. lol I'd try to adjust him but it rarely worked. & She refused to smile a real smile with her teeth (& they were pretty!) .. Sigh. I tried to make her laugh but she'd giggle with her mouth closed. I think I got some decent shots still, but I'm not sure :oops:

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13

novice question :oops:



when I shoot with a lower F-stop, is it harder to focus using the AF points? Will the camera struggle more with staying on those points? Most of the above pictures were shot at f1.8, and on a handful of the images, even though I had the AF points on her eyes the whole time, came out fuzzy. Not blurry, but not crystal sharp.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" I had my hardest session to date this evening. The guy stood so awkward.. lol I'd try to adjust him but ... [snip!] ... tried to make her laugh but she'd giggle with her mouth closed. I think I got some decent shots still, but I'm not sure :oops:"


I am scared of the day that happens to me :( Its bound to happen to every photographer! You can only work with what they give you, ya know?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" novice question :oops: when I shoot with a lower F-stop, is it harder to focus using the AF points? ... [snip!] ... of the images, even though I had the AF points on her eyes the whole time, came out fuzzy. Not blurry, but not crystal sharp."


It's not harder to focus, but it will make things that aren't very far away blurred out.
For example, the pic I posted yesterday, I forgot to change my f-stop from 1.8, so the half of her face that isn't facing the camera was out of focus. If I had focused on her other eye at that f-stop, the eye closer to the camera would be blurred. Changing the aperture just a little bit can help that.
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♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" I had my hardest session to date this evening. The guy stood so awkward.. lol I'd try to adjust him but ... [snip!] ... tried to make her laugh but she'd giggle with her mouth closed. I think I got some decent shots still, but I'm not sure :oops:"


Don't beat yourself up! That's on them. They know you're the professional, so if they refuse to listen to your advice, then they'll have to accept how the pics turn out, ya know?

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" It's not harder to focus, but it will make things that aren't very far away blurred out. For example, ... [snip!] ... eye at that f-stop, the eye closer to the camera would be blurred. Changing the aperture just a little bit can help that. "


hm, i wonder what happened then. Looking at one of the images, the focus isn't even CLOSE to the AF point.
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^this one the focus was set on her right eye, and it focused on that front little lip of the blanket in the center :?. I don't know why though.



The other ones are just slightly fuzzy, with no real focal point. I don't know what happened1

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" hm, i wonder what happened then. Looking at one of the images, the focus isn't even CLOSE to the AF ... [snip!] ... :?. I don't know why though. The other ones are just slightly fuzzy, with no real focal point. I don't know what happened1"


and im totally bummed about that picture, too, because its my favorite from the set. well, second favorite, but I just love it, and its fuzzy :(

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" hm, i wonder what happened then. Looking at one of the images, the focus isn't even CLOSE to the AF ... [snip!] ... :?. I don't know why though. The other ones are just slightly fuzzy, with no real focal point. I don't know what happened1"


I don't know. If that's what's happening, maybe it has to do with your camera? Mine always focuses on the point I have it on.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ~*Icat*~:" and im totally bummed about that picture, too, because its my favorite from the set. well, second favorite, but I just love it, and its fuzzy :("


It's not really that noticeable, though.

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" I don't know. If that's what's happening, maybe it has to do with your camera? Mine always focuses on the point I have it on."


hm. maybe I will take it in to my local camera store and ask them what they think!

http://www.accountkiller. Minnesota 34665 posts
21st Apr '13

I wonder if its the lens...