My new "niece" - artistic hospital shot

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  1. NateS

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    Well, I tried to give an artistic flair to the only 2 closeups of my new niece from the day she was born...still at the hospital. I'm also including a couple others that I'd like critiquing on regarding PP. Thanks in advance.

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    3. This one I don't know about the editing. I think it looks cool, but I usually tend to go a little to far.
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    4. And a more conventional edit
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    Number 3 is great! My favorite of the bunch.

    Number 1 is excellent, too.
     
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    second and third i liked....in low light very small DOF....because of big aperture. thanks.
     
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    Really really good work.
    Did you shoot with F1.4?
    Colours look rich and sharp, especially in number 3.
     
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    he used the 1.4 for all the shots, check the exif data

    i like the first two, the second ones seem to have too much saturation in the shirt, but the baby wrap seems to say that that was how it may have been sooc
     
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    I like the first 2 shots very much, but then I am partial to black & white. The 3rd picture has an overexposed appearance and the shine on the baby's head looks unnatural to me. I like #4 better than #3.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments everybody. As stated, I was at f1.4 for all of these. On the last one, there is actually very little Post work done...basically a small amount of USM and I think that was it. Obviously three is edited a bit more....some seem to love it and some not....that's why I only did it to the one photo. I think it's kind of neat looking and a little different which is good sometimes.

    Thanks again for all the comments. Number 1 is my (and my wife's) favorite. I haven't shown the mother or father the pictures yet. I'm hoping they'll like them enough to give me an hour or so with her for an actual shoot. I love babies!!!
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but how do I do this?
     
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    idk what browser your using, but there is an add-on for firefox called "FxIF" that when you right click on a photo and go "properties" it tells you a slew of info, heres the exif from the first shot of this set:

    Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D90
    Image Date: 2009-07-26 10:28:54
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.013 s (1/80)
    Aperture: f/1.4
    ISO equiv: 450
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)


    I mainly use this to check out how other people shoot certain things, such as night shots, and sports and whatnot, to get a feel for what settings might be a good start for when i shoot something similar
     

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