I am desperately trying to get the hang of using my OCF before the baby's 1st birthday (13 days and counting...argh!). I bought a shoot through umbrella today to help diffuse the light some. My backdrop is not big enough, but I used it to get these practice shots today. I also included a pull back shot so you can see how I was set up so that if you have any suggestions of how to better place things.
I had to increase exposure in ACR, then cropped, resized and SFW. Is the lighting OK on these? Anything I could do to make things better? I read somewhere that to help eliminate shadows, I should pull the umbrella in closer. Is that true? I did have some very faint shadows, but cropped them out. I did no WB work or anything on skintones as I literally just want to get to grips with the OCF right now.