Feedback requested. Warning: pictures of kids.

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris R-UK
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Re: Feedback requested. Warning: pictures of kids.
In reply to JoeNapa, Apr 13, 2013

A general comment is that the EXIF data has been stripped off of these images, probably by the program that you have used to resize them for the web.  That means that we can't see your camera settings which restricts some of the comments.

A 12mm lens gives quite a lot of distortion when shooting closeups of people as can be seen in the children's legs in the first shot.  That may be a deliberate effect that you like but just be aware of it.  It is quite effective in the fourth shot (and I don't mind that the feet are out of focus).

If you are shooting indoors without flash and maximum aperture with this lens then you should be aware that you will have quite a short depth of field if you are close to the subjects.  This is probably what has happened with the bath shot although there may also be some motion blur in the rear child.  You also have a problem with the child in the toy car, probably because the camera focused on the front of the car.  If there is plenty of light shoot at a smaller aperture (larger f/ number) to get more depth of field if you need it.

Watch your composition and experiment.  All the power lines in the last shot are either a feature or a mistake depending on what you were trying to show.  Take lots of shots and decide for yourself what works best.

Happy shooting.

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