Cake smash - Smashed!!!

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  1. k.udhay

    k.udhay TPF Noob!

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    I have had a dreadful experience in the past with cake smash.

    Two softboxes with same flash power - Getting under exposed image

    Though after a long gap I was approached by a friend to have his son's cake smash captured. Well, this time I was strong enough to give it a tough fight (perhaps too emotional?). Collected few benchmark cake smash pics. Invested quite enough on decors. Chose dresses and cake for the kid. And I think this time I see a H U G E improvement. These are the differences between my past and this time:

    1. Decors - Quantity, size proportions and an organized arrangement

    2. Generous flash power

    3. Right distance between subject and backdrop to maintain targetted exposure on both

    4. Post production - Was underestimated earlier. This time did enough frequency seperation, added blue mildly on highlights, selective sharpness etc.

    5. Very important step - Rehearsal / Practice with complete setup (my daughter became the subject)


    Share your comments pl. _O4A2615---Cropped.jpg _O4A2615---Cropped.jpg


     

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    These photos will be treasured family memories. The decorations/clothing/lighting--all are very nice. The space at the bottom of the photos is a bit tight...the hands being rather cropped off and the cake being a bit cropped off at the bottom of the frame, but a good deal of space allotted above the boy's head, those are my main concerns. Still...not too bad a shoot.
     
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    Special thanks to you Derrel as you have been a person helping me always and constantly!
     
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