Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by stsinner, Jan 7, 2009.
Success? She's three, so posing her is a real fun time. Not.
Aside from the background, of course...
Something is off for me anyway. I tooks like you shot this with a wide angle lens or at a wider angle? her legs look big and out of proportion with the rest of her body.
i really must say i dont like the pink boa at all....and i agree with the one leg out and the other one tucked it throws off something in proportion for me...definately with me being a fellow red head darker backgrounds dont work for us and going with the light background if intentional was a good choice
Thanks for the critique.. I don't know about her leg.. I used my 18-55 kit lens, and the only Photoshop techniques I used were, 1. A crop to get her out of the center of the shot, 2. Sharpened, 3. Brightness/contrast adjustment and 4. The frame.
So not good at all?
P.S. She was in her dancing outfit that she wears to dance class. She calls it a costume, so she wanted to complete the costume with the boa, and when a three year old doesn't like taking pictures in the first place, if you want a decent smile, you let her wear the boa...
What kind of lighting did you use? On camera flash fired straight ahead?
No, I actually used my SB-600 and two umbrella flashes, one on either side of her just in front. They were optical slaves, not nearly as powerful as my SB-600.. I've since learned about stopping it down to fire the slaves with around 1/64 power..
Post the original.
Here's the original:
And the Photoshop, so you don't have to scroll up-I used the eye dropper tool and took some of her dress to make the frame:
The PS version looks very grainy on my screen. And maybe crop out the legs...
this picture still looks compressed as your shoe shot in your other post. try switching to fine and maybe a darker backround (it will help alot). your lighting looks to be good though (although im not an expert in lighting...)
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