Beginner Autumn shots with my Niece who is blind and her mummy .. How I feel my work has progressed in 2 years ..

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Hi

My niece was born blind, she is 5 years old, so she finds her surroundings very strange however deals with this very well as she is so confidant. Her eyes wonder as she can't look forward so I was giving her lots and lots of praise and making her laugh to show you guys her true personality. she is amazing and is inspiring to any human being.

I did my session with my Nikon d600 with a 70-200 f2.8 sigma os him lens, most images shot at around f3.2 as I find this is a genuine sweet spot for this lens for a lovely soft background and subject sharp.

All my edit work was done in lightroom/photoshop.

Lilly didn't feel comfortable leaving her mums side to far as I wanted to snap a picture on her own, so in the image on her own, I mirror imaged the image in photoshop to remove mum out of it.

I feel my work in the past 2 years has come on in leaps and bounds, my main reasoning for this is through taking advice and taking on constructive criticism, even though I've come on this far I still feel I need to post in here as this is where I first started out.

camera wise I started out with a Nikon d3300 with a kit lens, 35mm 1.8g and a Nikon vr 70-300 4.5-6.5, I then throughout my learning curve swopped up my lens's and went for a tamron 25mm-75mm f2.8 lens and a tamron 70-300 VC f4-5.6.

Through doing weddings etc I realised I needed to swop up my camera as I felt it was struggling with ISO performances in lower lit conditions, in my opinion it was only good for 1600 over that it was somewhat to grainy.

I decided to buy a Nikon d600 full frame, this camera changed my game massively, some people argued that I wouldn't see a difference however I have in most aspects, iso performance is amazing, the bokeh is superb, and its the next level. I do however regret selling my d3300 which I should have kept as a kit bag lens as a spare, so I went and got a d3400 to store in my bag as a back up camera and something I want to learn shooting videography with.

through this I then decided it was time to give up the tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 and I went and got a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 which is a superb lens, I can see why these are big money but I have come to learn that, in the long run, they are worth every penny, even if its for personal use and not doing any other stuff.

this is where I am at, at the moment, thanks for reading.


catherine & lilly autumn (1 of 1)-3
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly autumn NEW (1 of 1)-3
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly new (1 of 1)
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly autumn new kiss (1 of 1)
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly new new (1 of 1)
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly autumn new (1 of 1)-2
by damen ford, on Flickr

catherine & lilly (1 of 1)
by damen ford, on Flickr

Lilly
by damen ford, on Flickr
 
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What a beautiful set of images and a lovely subject. Such a shame that she will never be able to see them :(

In a couple of them mum looks to be in sharper focus that the girl, but that might just be me or the fact that she is wearing glasses.

I actually like what you did with the last one, it sort of creates an arch around the little girl and makes her the focal point.

I would be pleased as punch if they were mine :)
 
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What a beautiful set of images and a lovely subject. Such a shame that she will never be able to see them :(

In a couple of them mum looks to be in sharper focus that the girl, but that might just be me or the fact that she is wearing glasses.

I actually like what you did with the last one, it sort of creates an arch around the little girl and makes her the focal point.

I would be pleased as punch if they were mine :)
Thank you

you could be right i thought the same i think f3.5 would have nailed it, i know its a shame and her attention span was challenging because she cant see whats going on and just being told to smile, so its something she became very bored of very fast.

i had to promise her some sweeties and she was pleased as punch.

im over the moon with them and was nice to be able to test the sigma 70-200 f2.8
 
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Your photography has come on in leaps and bounds Damen.

Yes, focus missed on a couple but as you say challenging subject.

I'd be happy with the majority of these shots. Especially 2, 3 & 5
 

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Very nice.

As an aside, if relevant, autumn smells wonderful.
 
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