Another kid shot :)

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  1. reznap

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    We were at the park and the light was nice so I decided to try to overpower a backlighting sun with my new flash mounted on the hotshoe. Had to warm up her skin tones in PP, other than that these are mostly untouched. All taken with the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 - awesome lens.

    I have some CTO gels to put on the flash, and would like to do some off-camera angles but posing a 3-year old is hard enough. I told her 'a birdie just pooped on my head!' to get her to smile. Any thoughts on what to do differently?

    EDIT: Almost forgot. I could really use some crop suggestions for these first two. I tried cutting them down but kept them full sized to maintain versatility for frame sizes, etc..

    #1 - she actually stayed where I put her :)
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    #3 - you can see here how I'm in over my head with her attitude
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    I love the last shot, but you cut her feet off! :O LOL.

    I haven't dabbled in flash yet, but it seems that the last one is a little strong of a flash and her pink shorts seem a bit oversaturated.
     
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    lovely photos, i noticed her princess frog shirt... make sure she doesn't kiss any frogs, she could get staff infection, no joke :p ... fiance works at the hospital and they had a little girl come in for that... thought it was funny
     
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    Yeah... I have some with her feet showing but her eyes closed :)
    It's a struggle..

    Well, I still have the RAW and I see what you mean, I didn't even notice. I can fix that I think (the saturation).

    Ew. Staph isn't cool stuff. When I was in basic training in the Carolinas I got chiggers (little gross burrowing bugs) in my arm. Well, it was a mess and on my elbow I developed a staph infection. It was super-gross and painful.. don't want to elaborate too much or forum members could lose their breakfast.
     
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    I really like her expression in the first one I just wish she didnt have a water fountain shooting up from her head.
     
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    Something just dosen't seem right with this shot....

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    Cheetos? Gee, thanks for the edit.
     
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    HAHA! Didn't even notice the whale shot!


    and lol @ the cheetos edit (even though it was totally unnecessary, I think a cheetos edit thread for all pictures is in the future)
     
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    Hope you dont mind took a quick stab at a different crop and little pp.

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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ^Nice. I like the crop. I'll do that to one of the fullsized ones. Looks like you brightened her skin tones, smoothed them out and maybe warmed them a bit, but my eyes are a little lazy right now so I'm not sure. Did you add some blur to the background too?

    Also, thanks for not scribbling on her face like the other guy.
     
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    Yes to all of the above ;) Good eye.
     
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    The original...
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    Versus the edit...
    I prefer the croped version. :) It looks great!
     

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