Newborn Photos - C&C Please

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  1. TimeSlidesBy

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    C&C Please

    #1 no edits, just cropped
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    40mm
    f/5.3
    1/60 sec
    ISO-800

    #2
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    52mm
    f/5.6
    1/60 sec
    ISO-800

    I did shoot in RAW for the first time. I am so glad I did. I was able to correct the white balance. If I had a light behind her, would that eliminate the shadow from my flash?

    Besides my own children, this is my 1st attempt at newborn photos of my niece & a friend's baby. I attempted to take them at sunset when I have some nice light in the room. But that went away too fast. So I ended up having to use my on camera flash.

    I tried to use my 50mm/1.8 but ditched it pretty quick. I just can't get real people in focus, non moving object yeah, real people no. I practiced just using a toy in the setup. Once I put the real baby in there, Could not get it to work. Little discouraged about that. Might just wait for the AF-S lens to come out.

    I also ended up with an audience, grandma, grandpa, great grandma all showed up. No pressure.
     
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    #1 is fantastic, I'd crop it just a tad closer to the baby and you did really well fixing #2, as for advice I'm still a beginner so hopefully someone can help you out with your questions :)
     
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    to get rid of the shadow behind the baby, you either need to put another flash behind the baby, OR put a bigger distance between the baby and the background...
     
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    YES! I love you people. I am learning more everyday.


    Oh, and nice pictures to the OP.
     
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    I think a bounce flash would also eliminate the shadow..
     
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    it may, but it will also cause you to loose light in your picture too.
     

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