Newborn - First Attempt

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  1. BlissMan

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    Hi All, This is my first try at newborn portraits with my 8 day old love Sienna. Also, first time using shoot through umbrella that I used as a fill to natural light. I used my nifty 50, 1/250, @ about 3.5. Any C&C's would be greatly appreciated as I would like to do this again. Thanks!
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    Cute baby! You have some color casting from the green bow/blanket in the first two. The last one also seems very pink (skin tones). My advice would be to simplify and back up. She doesn't need all the bows etc she is darling by herself. The 50 is wide inside so you really need to back up and give her some breathing room. The last one has some harsh lighting on the bottom corner.
     
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    Very cute baby. 3 is my favorite.
     
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    Congrats!!!! Personally it looks like you're trying to out-prop your subject. If the bow or flower is bigger than her head it's too much. Enjoy your new subject!
     
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    Thank you for the advise. As for the hair bows I blame my assistant, mom. I will definitely try more natural shots in the next attempt.

    I struggled a bit with color cast as the room was green. Also, I used a gold reflector thinking it would warm the skin tone, but it made an orange cast on the background. Also, later in the shoot the natural lighting became harsh.

    I will try for some wider crops on my next attempt too.

    Thanks again!
     
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