Random Images - Newborns and teens

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  1. Peanuts

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    ah! I love summer, except everything is relatively busy so I am just getting around to editing. I have to finish an entire grad order, finish editing the newborn session, my cousin's 'senior' session. Then I have to prepare for next weeks two engagement sessions and a toddler. Yee-haw!

    Anyways, to keep my sanity I thought I would share some of the images :)

    If you want any stats just ask! (All shot in manual)

    1. This is my cousin. While I was visiting all my relatives in Ontario/Michigan I offered to do a mini session with him for free and we had a blast.

    f/1.2 1/200 ISO250 85mm
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    2. Can you guess what his passion is? He had really red skin tones for the session since he was doing a week long basketball camp and was thoroughly sunnified!
    f/4 1/200 ISO ISO400 45mm
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    3. Honestly, I decreased his redness here.
    f/1.2 1/800 ISO250 85mm
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    4. Babushka? This newborn was such a sweetheart but she refused to slep for three hours straight. All of the images I post were taken within a 30 minute period at the end :lol:
    f/4.5 1/160 ISO500 100mm (natural light via window to camera left)
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    5.
    f/2.8 1/125 ISO800 67mm (natural light via window behind myself..oops)
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    6.
    f/8 1/250 ISO200 28mm (using a softbox to the right)
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    7.
    f/8 1/250 ISO200 28mm (using a softbox to the right)
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    8.
    f/8 1/250 ISO200 28mm (using a softbox to the right)
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    9. I'm just going to throw this in because it makes me laugh
    f/3.2 1/160 ISO250 24mm
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    10. Last but not least is my grandfather
    f/1.8 1/800 ISO160 85mm
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Wow- I'm impressed!!! These are great IMO! I'm loving the Belgian/Haflinger/?
     
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    Very nice!
     
  4. Peanuts

    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments! I believe it is a Haflinger (from searching them on google)
     
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    Fab stuff, as always. I particularly love the first one, you nailed focus and color, it's beautiful! SEnding you a PM!
     
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    wow awsome
     
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    Beautiful beautiful images what lens are you using? :)
     
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    These are all absolutely stunning work!
     
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    These got a reaction out of me.

    I always know a good shot when I see it and I say something out loud ( to myself )...a gasp...or a WOW... you got those!

    I love #4 and I love #5..

    You're incredibly talented!!!!!!

    Can you share with us the lens you were using for these...tips on your post processing and your exiff ( I know I'm asking a lot lol so whatever you can offer, I'll take!)
     
  10. Peanuts

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    Thanks everyone :)

    Poppy67: Here is the list of lenses I was using:

    1,3,10: 85mm f/1.2L (borrowed, I adore this lens)
    2: 45mm TS
    4,5: 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    6,7,8,9: 24-70 f/2.8 (my fave)

    Rowmy: I don't think there is any better compliment then hearing that someone reacted to an image so thank you immensely!
    I will post my EXIF data above each image right now and later today I will post a bit about my PP.

    Oh and what the hey here is another one of my cousin
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    f/2 1/500 ISO250 85mm (lit by reflector which you can see reflecting in the bottom left portion of his eye)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Okay postprocessing!

    To begin with I shoot 100% and manual. To help with getting bang on exposure I use a light meter which has probably saved my behind more then a few times.

    Once I put them on my computer, I use Capture One to process them out to JPEGs. I personally do very little editing in this program, usually some exposure tweaking, WB (I shoot completely in Auto WB right now - which I need to work on) and adding or taking away some contrast, the odd time cropping. After this, I open the JPEGs in photoshop and this is where the fun starts :)

    Colour
    I have a secret, I use a single action :blushing: . now before anyne thinks that actions are the way to go, halt! You need to have a good understanding of PS already as actions are essentially just a quicker way of getting around. The one I use is Andrew's AIO action which I love since ti is so quick and I find it so universal. I haven't bought a single other action and refuse to. If I can't make due without this one then i just have to work some more on optimizing it for my needs. Anyways, after running the basics of that I simply use curves to make it how I envision it :)

    BW

    Yay! No actions here! I just call it the Lab BW. Most of this information I picked up from reading magazines so I can't take any credit but I love it because it creates this nice creamy, contrasty BW that work with essentially everything. Here are the steps, you can make it a self-made action if you want to speed it up a bit.

    1. image --> Mode --> Greyscale (yes discard information)
    2. Image --> Mode --> Lab Colour
    3. Go to your palette and select 'Channels'
    4. Delete 'b' channel
    5. Delete 'Alpha 2' channel
    6. Image --> Mode --> Greyscale
    7. Image --> Mode --> RGB Colour
    8. Duplicate layer and change blending mode to soft light (adjust opacity - watch the highlights!!)
    8b. Optional: use curves to tweak a bit
    9. Burn and dodge to your hearts desire

    The end :)
     
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    Love the pictures! And thanks for all the great information.
     

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