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10-31-2005, 04:14 AM
Not really looking for a critique here...more so wondering if anyone else is posting a theme photo for today (10/31)? Here is mine, though it looks better on the blog w/ a full black background. Carved this for my four year old tonight.
10-31-2005, 01:14 PM
Yep, me too. We had an early Halloween last night 'cause my kids aren't with me tonight:
10-31-2005, 01:23 PM
Gareth, nice shot. Having your son's head rest on his hands like that creates some nice lines and contrasting curves between him and the jack-o-lantern. I'm going to have to remember that set-up for future portraits.
10-31-2005, 01:30 PM
Thanks. It's also quite effective to use it as the single light-source - you get deep contrast and monotone straight away. The biggest problem was low DOF - I lost about 50% of the shots through the kids moving out of the field of focus. The other problem was that I was using my fastest lens, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 - normally great for portraits, but the field of view was quite tight when I was trying to lean on the table to hold the camera steady!
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