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First day outside with the D50 (18-70) as well as youth hunting weekend for the first time hunter and his little sister. I would appreciate thoughts/critique.

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Thanks for posting. The first thing i will say is that you have to make these bigger and I am sure Pbase will allow you to. these are much too small for my old eyes to discern much of anything!
 
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Dan,
Welcome to the Cafe.

These shots are nice, but both would be significantly improved with use of fill flash. Many outdoor portraits require fill flash or a reflector to help with facial lighting particularly in bright sun.

The second shot could use quite a bit of cropping.
 
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Doc, I know what of you speak. Every year it seems like the print in the newspaper gets smaller and the clock on the wall moves farther away.:smile:

Mitchell, thanks for the point about fill flash. I should have thought of that given the position of the sun.
 
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You can selectively lighten their faces if you have the software. A tighter crop on the second image might improve it, IMHO. Cute kids, looked like they were having fun.
 
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The boy looks like quite the young man. This image makes him appear mature. And the girl looks like she is having a blast. You captured both of these well.

The shadow in the second is much less distracting than in the first shot, IMHO. I don't use fill flash. If possible, I try to find some shade. If not, I just shoot the memory. I think you did a good job of capturing the memory with these.
 
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Dan, welcome to the Cafe........... think about asking them to turn their hats around so the peak isn't casting a shadow on their faces if the sun's this strong..............

Also......... watch your backgrounds............... #2....... there's a shrub at the top of her head.............

And most importantly... shoot lots and post lots............ that's how we all learn.............

Look forward to seeing more of your work!!!!!!!!!! :biggrin:

G
 

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