Newborn idea- does it work?

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  1. Aayria

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    I just wanted to share the first shot I've edited from today's newborn session. Most of the session was more standard and less whimsical, but I did one set up that was just an idea I wanted to try. What do you think? Too "out there?" Or cute?

    Oh I wanted to add..the light was TERRIBLE for this shoot. I planned on nice bright window light, but it was pitch black and storming all day here, so we just had indoor lamp lighting plus high ISO's. >< Overall I think we were able to get a few good shots, but the whole shoot just felt disappointing overall. I was somewhat pleasantly pleased with this shot at least.

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    This one doesnt work for me but I think its because of the lighting. All the black blends in and the photo loses detail. Once the lighting is better than maybe it'll work.
     
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    The light really was just awful. I keep avoiding off camera lighting because so far, finding good natural light and positioning correctly from a window has been great. But if I keep running into situations like this, I think a good softbox at the very least is going to have to fit into the budget.

    Maybe I can play a bit in lightroom and bring back some of the detail, but with the high ISO's it's likely to cause too much graininess. Thanks for commenting!
     
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    I just lightened the shadows some to see the details.
    Sorry, I just dont see it appealing at this time. Maybe if the open space/background wasnt in the shot, a closer crop, different angle? Im not sure.
    Try a tighter crop and lower angle next time. I know you can make it work.
     
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    I think the edit works wonderfully.
     
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    Looks creepy to me. It seems like it should be a funeral shot IMO.

    I could be way off since I'm out of the norm and don't find babies cute. At all.

    /2 cents
     
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    I really like this.

    I like most babies, but I'm not afraid to say that some are not cute! ^ :lol:
     
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    I thought I'd give it a new edit, now mind you this will be somewhat pixelized as I cropped it tighter. But it might give some insight.
     
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    I wish I could reach in there and tilt the baby's head just a hair to the left. :meh:
     
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    Looks kind of funereal with the sleeping infant...not very appealing to me. Maybe if it were Elvira's baby or something...otherwise, I dunno...I think with a white satin drape and white feathers, it would look angelic and ethereal, but this looks deathly.
     
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    Yeah, I think thats whats bugging me.
     
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    Honestly, the more people are talking about death and funerals the more I'm seeing this as a memorial photo or something. Unfortunately I'm starting to not like it anymore and find myself wishing that it was on a soft pink or soft blue, maybe even yellow background.
     

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