family photo session in park
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Shootmegul
Registered: Apr 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United Arab Emirates

Sharing few from a recent session all natural light

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Thanks, your feedback is appreciated



Lisa_Holloway
Registered: Feb 08, 2011
Total Posts: 1954
Country: United States

Gorgeous family and you caught some wonderful interactions between them which is so hard to do sometimes, so great job there! My biggest suggestion would be to watch your backgrounds. Find something darker and richer to place your subjects in front of or shoot from a higher angle to avoid all of the blown stuff behind them.



Shootmegul
Registered: Apr 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United Arab Emirates

great advise Lisa
normally i do my park session early morning or late afternoon to avoid blown out bits as well as strong reflection and color casts from grass and stuff.
This is a first time I had to do a session at noon. but none the less you are right and its now on my watch list for future sessions.



exposedme
Registered: Sep 08, 2010
Total Posts: 304
Country: United States

Nice moods and interactions and smiles. On the other hand it looks like you've got what seems to be a lot of unintentional lens flare from shooting against sun out in the open. Not one of these pictures is just a clean, crisp shot of the family.



Jim Rickards
Registered: Dec 02, 2003
Total Posts: 10253
Country: Germany

Good points by Lisa. The subjects need to be strong in the composition. Don't let the bright backgrounds take away from them being the main point of interest.



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15596
Country: United States

Hi,

A question for Gul: Are you using some kind of post processing filter or mask or something to create that "washed out" and "flare objects" look shown in several images?

See last image, image 7. Notice how the man's face is washed out, while the women are not.

My opinion: I don't like the washed out face on the man (image 7) or the flare objects (bubble like flare artifacts).

I hope these comments help you.



John-Tolentino
Registered: Apr 10, 2012
Total Posts: 234
Country: United States

Good capture! I had similar problem with my recent family shoot. Had some blown out background as my typical spot was very wet and muddy and had to look for a dry area at the park.

I like the interaction and motion in your set!



Shootmegul
Registered: Apr 24, 2011
Total Posts: 90
Country: United Arab Emirates

thanks\yes steady hand these were processed to create the washed out effect, thanks for feedback will fix the man.



exposedme
Registered: Sep 08, 2010
Total Posts: 304
Country: United States

Sure looks like real lens flare.



marko1953
Registered: Mar 30, 2004
Total Posts: 633
Country: Australia

Agree with the above...you need to find darker backgrounds.