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  1. JimmyJaceyMom

    JimmyJaceyMom TPF Noob!

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    ok what do i do with this? I wanted it to look like it was done at a studio but I don't have the right type of lighting for it.

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    here is the original

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    you think there is anything i can do to make this right? or does the pic just suck?
     
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    The color is pretty intense...maybe try a black and white conversion.
     
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    Might want to tone down the exposure a bit as well
     
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    ok! don't laugh at me - but go ahead and shake your head if you want to - I can't see you - but I don't even know what that means. Don't worry. I am calling my community college tomorrow to see about non credit photography courses!
     
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    I think the on-camera flash is your biggest lighting hurdle. The light is all coming direct on, which is rather bland. Using something to reflect off of works well, like the ceiling or a sheet.
     
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    Thats what it means.. Sorry I'm the worst digital man on this site so don't pay too much attention to me.
     
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    Next time you want to shoot the baby try this.... put a single layer of kleenex over the flash if you cant bounce it or take it off the camera. If that doesn't help try two layers. It will cut down the glare from the light.

    It it doesn't work at all I'm sorry. It is the best I can do for an on camera flash but you can make a reasonable shot with it. Just have to cut the light output and the glare.
     
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    I think if you change the colors it looks more like a studio shot. Also the levels a little..I should have done a better job on this, but here it is anyways.

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    I like the last one much better than anything I did. Im not good at digital editing to be honest,.

    However I do believe that if you ask for help on an image at hand we should try to help with that. As well as explain what might be done better next time in the shooting.
     
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    JimmyJaceyMom TPF Noob!

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    WOW those look great! Thanks guys! And thanks for the tip about the flash. I saw a little thing on ebay that you could buy to cover your flash with and I thought I might buy it. I'l try the tissue thing though first and see if it works. I am learning a lot from you all. Thank you again.
     
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    Let me know how the tissue works on people. I do that when I shoot things for ebay to cut the glare. It's all I really do in digital to amount to anything.
     
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    I have to try that too. My flash (even when set to the lowest setting) is still so bright. Now I know!
     

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