First Communion shots of my baby. CC please.

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  1. beansprouts3

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    Reluctantly trying this again. [​IMG] Both were shot at 1/4000 sec, ISO800, F/1.6. I shot them in the garage with a white sheet rigged up against my minivan.

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    Need CC before I print. Thanks.
     
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    wow! i'm not an expert (just starting out) but those look fantastic!

    Did you just open the garage door for lighting or use indoor lighting? I've been taking shots of our 6 month old in the living room with a sheet against a wall, that's the only room in our house that we get decent lighting in.

    I've tried using just a regular lamp, but the photos tend to come out more yellowish if i do that, i don't see any of that in your photos.

    Looks good!
     
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    Thank you! I used only the light that was coming in from the opened garage door on her right side. It was about 1:00pm.
     
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    I'll have to try that this weekend.. if I can get my husband to clear out all his "man" stuff! lol!
     
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    Seriously, just throw a sheet right over the man stuff and PS out the wrinkles. :)
     
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    lol, I'm also just figuring out PS, though I have elements 6 so not sure if that's a great program or not. It works for small touch ups, but I'm sure I just need to learn more about it to reap full benefits.

    I recently did a pic of our baby in a bunny suit and used a blanket that had patterns on it as a back drop, figuring i could PS out the squares. Took me a couple days and a few trashed images but I finally just said screw it and filled the background with a different color then blended the edges. Doesn't look too bad, but if you get up close to his bottom left side you can definitely see the hack job, lol!

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    I'll definitely give it a try this weekend though, your pics look amazing!
     
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    Thanks. Your little love is beautiful too!
     
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    Very nice shots. I love the lighting in these. Good work.
     
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    Thank you!

    I wanted to add, there is no good reason I shot these at 800 ISO. (DUH!I know better than that!) I try to go as low as possible with ISO in general. I think these were among the first shots and the camera was still set for another lens that I used to shoot her soccer game earlier in the day. Don't know why I felt the need to add that.
     
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    nice, thanks for the share, good job![​IMG]
     
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    Very nice job.

    It's tough getting the right focus when you're shooting so wide open, and I think this is what happened in the first pic. To my eyes the sharpest focus seems to be on the headband maybe? Seems a little soft, especially compared to the second one, although that could be more pronounced from the resizing. The second one I really like, and the only thing I would think about changing would be maybe not cutting off the left elbow. But I think it's fine the way it is too. I'd hang it!
     

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