1 Month Old - C&C Requested

Jean1234

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My daughter is now a month old & I've been struggling to get some good photos of her. It's been more challenging that I thought it was going to be.

I know this one has some pose issues (missing hand/eye into the blanket), but I was hoping to get some feedback on the other aspects of the photo - exposure, lighting, colors, DOF, etc. I'm new to studio lighting, so I'm particularly interested on feedback on that. I used a soft box & a reflector.

She has a light birth mark on her forehead (the redness), which I didn't PS out because it's part of her.

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Thank you!
 

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I brought down the exposure a bit then added a little fill light. I brought down the contrast and clarity a bit to for that "baby soft" feeling.

The WB was the biggest issue. It was a little too warm and a little too green. I used the sliders in ACR to adjust accordingly.
 

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Also, nice job for a one month old - that's a hard age to photograph.
 
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I brought down the exposure a bit then added a little fill light. I brought down the contrast and clarity a bit to for that "baby soft" feeling.

The WB was the biggest issue. It was a little too warm and a little too green. I used the sliders in ACR to adjust accordingly.

Thank you! I can see how off it was when your edit is next to mine. Looking at my edit alone - even knowing the issue, I still struggle to see it. I think I'm going to need to work on this.

Thanks again!
 

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I brought down the exposure a bit then added a little fill light. I brought down the contrast and clarity a bit to for that "baby soft" feeling.

The WB was the biggest issue. It was a little too warm and a little too green. I used the sliders in ACR to adjust accordingly.

Thank you! I can see how off it was when your edit is next to mine. Looking at my edit alone - even knowing the issue, I still struggle to see it. I think I'm going to need to work on this.

Thanks again!

It's one of my most challenging areas as well!
 

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