pictures of the lil' man...

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  1. jackieclayton

    jackieclayton TPF Noob!

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    Wanted to play with my camera today, and since lil man was in a good mood, I had to take advantage! I am in the process of purchasing some stuff to build a makeshift studio in my home, but today I had to improvise... i opened the blinds and put a blanket behind a chair and put James on it (and sang Yo Gabba Gabba about 50 times to get him to smile! :lol: )

    I would LOVE to get some feedback, its been a long time since i've posted pictures for critique... so let me have it... what are some suggestions I can do next time (and maybe something to put on my shopping list?) I was thinking if I had used a reflector on the right it would eliminate that shadow... but I kinda like the shadow in that its kind of dramatic... but i'm not the pro, you guys are! So lemmie know what you think!

    Thanks for lookin!! :love:
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    pictures are nice, but they seem a little green to me, maybe it's my screen...

    just for curiosity, why were you so far away for some headshots? like the 100mm + shots? just curious

    I love # 2, the focus on 4 and 5 is a little funky though...
     
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    thanks for the feedback! hmm... now that you mention it... they do appear a little green... i tried to warm them up a little but perhaps I didn't do it enough... I'll play around with them a bit and repost to see about the editing... ya, I agree with #5... i wish the focus was on the other eye. I like the profile shot though... it shows off his chubby cheeks!

    As far as the lens, i'm using a nikon 24-120mm... its the only lens i have currently. I would like to get a portrait prime, but the reason I had to stand back and zoom so far in is because I was having trouble with the focusing when I was closer... I did some studying afterwards and found it was user error with the focus settings on the camera.... I think I'll try again tomorrow if he's cooperating but I didn't think these turned out that bad so I wanted to get some feedback. thanks!!
     
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    I did have a question about "catchlights.." did I achieve them and if so, did I achieve them correctly? I know I've been reading some of the posts on here and sometimes there is too much, not enough..
     
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    On the top photo, I went to Selective Color in Photoshop, and under YELLOW, I subtracted 25 points of Cyan, and added 16 points of magenta, and it made the image look almost perfect.
     
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    Thanks Derrel, can you show me?? I don't have photoshop (i'm using the editing thats available on i-photo)... i've used photoshop before, i just don't have it currently installed on this computer, so i'll take a note and save it for reference. I'd like to see what yours compares to what I just did since to fix it... thanks!! :)
     
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    99 views and only 2 comments?? they can't be THAT good...lol...

    anymore feedback?
     
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    1,2,& 5 are my favorites! He is so adorable! I think you did a great job. You don't know how many times I've used the window and a black blanket for a backdrop. Good job!
     

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