Thursday, February 11, 2016

Outside Portraits {The Picture Perfect Project #2}


For the second installment of The Picture Perfect Project and I focused on taking outside portraits of the girls. Both Kinsey and Brielana are outdoorsy chicks and any excuse to get a breath of fresh air around here, they pounce on it. And I guess having a park right down the street doesn't hurt either ;)

I had to remember to adjust the ISO and the shutter speed when in sunlight otherwise I wound up with a bunch of over-exposed pictures that I couldn't save with editing. Even though I got a few very cool actions shots (think flying off the slide) they were just yuck and I was disappointed. Guess that's why practice makes perfect! Another thing I need to remember to do is focus; they are slightly blurry and I didn't notice on my tiny iPhone screen but once they were uploaded on my computer and magnified, I noticed it.

Photographs:
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 32 S 1/366
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 320 S 1/2052
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 32 S 1/1208

Editing:
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 160 S 1/1953
This is my favorite picture of the girls this month! They aren't even looking directly at the camera but they look so sweet and little; a perfect reflection of how they are exactly at this moment in time.
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 32 S 1/62
Here's where focusing better would come in handy. It's o.k but the sharper image would have been better.
Settings AP 2.2 ISO 32 S 1/1053
And again with the focusing!

And there you have it: February is in the books!

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16 comments:

  1. What a fun day at the park! And I hate that when I don't get my focus right! Kids move so quickly but I like being able to control my focus do I don't want to switch over to complete auto focus. And I've forgotten to change my ISO before going outside and get so annoyed at the outcome!

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  2. Such cute photos! It's hard to remember to adjust your settings based on the light when you're not used to doing that. When it snowed here a few weeks ago, the first few shots I took were basically just bright white photos. I was so bummed, because I would've had great shots of Mila. Definitely something to work on!

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  3. Your girls are just precious! Such beauties! Love the pictures. I really need to get on board with this link up. I've been horrible.

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  4. Again, GREAT photos given they were taken on a phone! I'm curious as to which app you like better and which you think does the most for your photos--Manual or Afterlight? Also, I see two Manual apps available (one by Little Pixels and one by KendiTech). I know you have the first one, but did you do any research before choosing that one? I mean, at $3 each, I could buy both, but I'm frugal like that when it comes to buying apps....

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  5. Oh, I'm jealous of your weather! Such great pictures!

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  6. Your girls are just beautiful! So jealous of your weather! It is 18 degrees here as I type this. Blah.

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  7. So cute!!! I had the same problem over here, I am going to work on using manual mode instead of the auto everything! We'll get it!

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  8. Ah I totally forgot about this link up! When will the next one be? There are so many linkups these days that I can't keep up lol. Keep practicing! Your photos are getting so good. I love that first one of the girls together. Their tops look perfectly coordinated!

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  9. You snapped some sweet photos of the girls!! What app did you use for your editing? Was is after light?

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  10. You did such a great job!!! I LOVE those photos of the girls!!!
    Girl you have to tell me how to use that manual app! AP, ISO, S? I don't even know what you're referring to! Haha! I need a teacher. Help!

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  11. I love how close they look in these pictures. Looks like they have the sweetest sister relationship :)

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  12. Man, I really need to work on learning how to use my camera! You are totally inspiring me!!

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  13. They are just so sweet. I love the finger sucking photo and I am always a sucker for sister shots ;).

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  14. Oh friend, they are just precious! You are rockin' this photo project.

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  15. practice does make perfect, just keep working on it! I love the pictures you are getting!

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