Portrait session with my little niece

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here is the first one from a session with my niece. Background is a bed sheet taped to the wall above the sofa. Flash is hand held off camera. Cropping & USM in Photoshop. Comments welcome.

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  2. Corry

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    She's beeeaautiful!!!! :) The lighting seems a tad harsh, though. Do you have any more you can share with us?
     
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    Yeah, just a tad hot on the lighting, Mike....she's a honey!! :D I'm with Corry, I'd like to see some more!
     
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    Beautiful baby. I'm with the others that the lighting seems a bit harsh. That red would look stunning against a black background as well! She's got gorgeous eyes, they beg for a close up! I love her expression and like Corry and Terri it would be great to see more from this shoot!
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Yes, the lighting is harsh...I need to rig up a diffuser for my flash. I usually tape some tissue over it when shooting my niece, but I didn't think it would be necessary while holding the flash off-camera.

    Here are a few more.

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  6. Corry

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    Aaaw!! That last one made me smile! :)
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A second light source will help too... even a reflector. Remember, in photography we make a record of light. So... no light on the shadow side = no record.

    Nice, bright eyes! That really does it for me!

    Thanks for sharing.

    -Pete Christie
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Pete,

    Yes, the first thing I realized when I got the photos back from the lab was that I should have use another light source. I was thinking of a reflector but didn't get my stuff together and forgot about it when the time came.

    I have another flash with an optical slave trigger but I don't have a flash meter so I'm reluctant to use it. Man....I really need to move to digital.
     

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