Just went on a short birding trip over the weekend. Here's a pretty Eastern Towhee bird that decided to show himself. Now that I'm looking at the final picture, he kinda reminds me of Angry Birds, the game.
Been a while since I posted at HardForum. Sooooo many great shots in the 2017 and now 2018 thread.! I’m still experimenting with stuff, I love making new mistakes.
I’m a Kickstarter “super backer”, I will fund stuff that looks interesting from awesome folks I want to see succeed, regardless of if I will ever use it myself. One that WAS of personal interest was the Foldio system, which I finally just got in. These might be boring in a ‘general photography’ way (sorry!) but it’s fascinating to me to try to recreate some of the looks I see in catalogs.
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but this is fun! Testing out on some new Benchmade, Kershaw and Buck pocket knives I have been testing out.
Despite his somewhat unnatural hand position, this is probably my favorite from the set. Focus is on point (there seems to be a lot of BF/FF going on in your set... do you have AF with that lens or is it all MF?), and the framing is just right, IMO. You've got a killer lens producing some fantastic bokeh, and unfortunately, you got really unlucky with the weather conditions... shooting against the white snowy terrain and clear gray sky completely mitigates the advantages of the lens (same problem I had with the snowy pictures I posted above)
It also looks cold, and he just looks uncomfortable.
This one would've been great, but the framing isn't working for me... too much dead space on the right side and his hand is too close to the edge.
I'd like to see this shot, but with him facing the light, or at the very least, maybe have someone (your son ) hold a gold reflector to light up his darker side. For the price, this or its bigger brother would make a world of difference.
Keep in mind, I've only been doing portraits for about 4-5 months... so I might just be talking out of my ass, and a lot of what I say is trial and error and.... multiple conversations with Anh N. So if you don't agree with anything I just said, I blame Anh N.
If it's an option... shoot again when it gets a little warmer. The scenery will have more than 2 colors of gray, and the pictures will look much better with warmer light.