Portraits of my daughter

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  1. UncleRico

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    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate some feedback on the pictures below, but first let me tell you about the setup.

    I used a piece of white seamless paper for the backdrop. It was was lit from behind by natural light coming from my storm door. I had one strobe (alienbee b800) to the right of the camera (picture 45 degrees) at full power through a shoot through umbrella. I think the lighting gets darker to the left, despite the fact that my wife was holding a white reflector. I really think I just need another light. Both were shot at the following settings:

    ISO 100
    f5.6
    1/250

    This was the first time I shot in RAW, but I did not adjust too much. The whites are not as bright in the second photo as they are in the first one.

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    Thanks for looking.

    Ryan
     
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    Nice shots and cute kid. The white balance is off just a little bit I think which is bugging me.
     
  3. UncleRico

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    Thanks, MGW. We were just playing around. I'll try to adjust the white balance a bit and see where that takes me.

    Ryan
     
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    Colour caste isn't far off. I just tested using the tool in PS Elements and just using 'remove colour caste' and clicking on the background basically fixes it.
     
  5. UncleRico

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    Thanks much. I'm new to elements, I'll have to look into that tool.

    <ADDITION> Here's another. I used the remove color cast enhancement. I think it's better, but still room to improve. At least I learned something for next time!

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    Nice work. I think #2 could use a little more room under her elbow. Otherwise, they all look good.
     
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    If I were you, I'd use that kid in promotions you're putting out. She does very well with the camera. Looks like a natural.
     
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    I like those
    sharp shots of a cute (and so photogenic!) kid
     
  9. UncleRico

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    Thanks for the comments. I totally agree about the elbow. I had to crop it since she was too close to the end of my paper roll.

    She has a lot of fun in front of the camera. It's a good thing, since she's my only model :D

    I've got a long ways to go before I would ever consider photography as a business, but thanks!

    Ryan
     
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    Nice shots!
     
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    Oh I love this one. Her pose is perfect!!! What a picture of cuteness and childhood innocence! It is very well done, I love the sharpness and saturation of colors in both the red shirt and jeans. Nice work!
     
  12. UncleRico

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    Thanks. There were acutally several shots I liked from this weekend. She really had fun.

    In the third image, I did use Elements to increase the saturation in the shirt.

    Ryan
     

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