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Three Generations

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Challenge: Portrait II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] macro for Canon
Location: Hamden, CT, USA
Date: Dec 27, 2011
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2011


Place: 73 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
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Views since voting: 359
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 151
Comments: 6
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01/09/2012 11:10:17 AM
Hey David!

I didn't comment on this one during challenge but wanted to revisit. You did a great job with the set up. Posing is awesome and you got great diffuse natural lighting with a nice uncluttered background. Three great elements for a good portrait. Looking at the camera info, I would suggest bumping up the ISO so you can get a shutter speed to come close to matching your focal length. For instance, 1/50 for a 50mm focal length, 1/125 for a 100mm focal length, etc. The reason is to eliminate camera shake.

I see you shot this at 1/10 and I am assuming it was hand held. That is more than likely why it looks out of focus. It is really camera shake. I have learned that the lowest I can shoot handheld is like 1/50 to 1/60 seconds at any focal length under 50mm. Once I get into the 1/40 or 1/30 range at any focal length under 50mm, it gets shaky and looks out of focus.

Now if I can just implement the things I learn when it comes time to take a picture...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2012 11:31:39 PM
only a family picture. 2
01/04/2012 04:23:03 PM
Beautiful portrait, filled with life and love. How a family portrait ought to be, but rarely is at least to this splendid level. Thank you (and I bet they thanked you, too).
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01/04/2012 03:05:50 PM
Great to see a generation portrait. Seems a bit cold for the subject though.
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01/04/2012 04:32:49 AM
Focus seems to be a bit off here. Still not bad but not great.
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01/02/2012 12:32:26 AM
Oh! I love this! So much joy... and love.

Enjoy it all!
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