My first try at baby pics

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  1. JimJohnD

    JimJohnD TPF Noob!

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    A friend of mine asked me to try getting some pictures of his 6 month old daughter. I've never worked with kids before so this was a new one for me:) She wasn't in a real happy mood but we got a few shots that looked fair.

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    The background was just a while blanket set up in their dinning room. I had tried to use flash but it was a bit too much for the kid so I went with my continuous setup instead.
    One question for portraits, when you get more than one catch-light in the eyes, should you remove all but one or leave them there?
    C&C welcome, thanks.

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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's really a matter of preference. I do recommend only one catch light.

    When I create lighting for portraits, I nearly always want it to appear as if there is one primary light source, even though I always use four lights.

    Also, I like seeing more color in the eye, so I retouch all secondary catch lights.


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