My First!!

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  1. fl_chic96

    fl_chic96 TPF Noob!

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    These are just a few of the photos of a photo shoot I did today. This was my first shoot of a kid, who is not my own :D Please let me know what you think and any advice on how I can better myself will be very helpful. Thank you!

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    I really like #3,4 and 5. I think the white flowers with the white background and her white dress just look perfect together!
     
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    Man you were lucky! Looks like this little girl is the perfect model :)(love it when children actually like to be photographed!)

    I think your posing is very strong which is great because most of the negative stuff is just technical stuff which is probably easier to fix/learn than posing is. #4 stands out to me as the winner of this bunch, but I also like #3 and 5. Love the pose in #2, but there seems to be a color issue with it. I think the shadow on the wall in #1 and 2 is somewhat distracting as well.

    What are you using for your lighting set up?
     
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    I can only quote this for emphasis.
    I really like 3 very, very much!

    The flowers as background are a good idea!
    Sorry, I cannot critique your photos, I know next to nothing about studio photography. But I just felt like telling you that I like these and like 3 best. "Angelic" was the word that sprang to mind immediately.
     
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    That is a wonderful set
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you did a very nice job with these. As stated earlier, the posing seems very good. I might hit the last 3 with just a touch more contrast, but they are all really good. Nice job.
     
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    The lights I used were a 24" softbox and an umbrella diffusor. As for the shadows, I didn't notice them until after I had taken all the photos. I love this little girl because she IS the perfect model who just loves to have her picture taken. Thank you for the comments and advice.
     
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    Can you give me more details on your lighting? Wattage/brands anything? Im trying to figure out what I need for similar portraiture.
     
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    I personally love number 4. Soooo cute!
     
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    I got my lights in a package. The brand name is Interfit and the package came with both lights the softbox and the umbrella. I believe that they are 150 watts. I am reading the specifications but I am not too good with this sort of thing :blushing: I got mine at Ritz camera which they also have a website that you can order off of. http://www.ritzcamera.com I believe the price range was around $300USD. I hope some of this information helps. If you need anything else let me know. :D
     
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    fl_chic96 TPF Noob!

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    Is the color issue because it is too bright? Does anyone know is there is a way to get the shadows out of the background using PS??
     
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    I think the issue w/ the color of the BG in #2 is that the BG didn't get enough light thus making it appear almost blue (I assume it was a white BG). In PS you can select the BG w/ the magic wand and then adjust the levels to make it white, but careful not to go too much as you may loose some of the detail of her hair. (A common problem I have when I don't properly light the BG).
     

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