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    I haven't had a chance to post these but I took these 2 with my new photography lights. This are straight out of the camera. What do ya'll think?

    f4.5 1/25sec ISO-800 33mm


    f3.5 1/30sec ISO-800 21mm


    Here is another one after editing. What do ya'll think?
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    Your boys are cute.

    #1 - The focus seems good on this one, but you did crop the toe on his left foot a tiny bit.

    #2 - Love the comp, the focus seems to have fallen on his jeans and not his face.

    For both pic's the wrinkles in the fabric is a bit distracting, also the sheet I can't really tell if its supposed to be gray or white.

    I am at a work computer so not going to try and comment on colour.


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    Such cute boys!

    #1 is underexposed, and looks soft (although I know I have a terrible time keeping my web versions as sharp as the originals sometimes), background is distracting--could you move him farther away from it and blur the bg?

    #2 lighting looks better, bg still distracting---the upper half could be easily smoothed out in post-processing, and I think it's ok to leave the floor part as is, or smooth it too; focus looks to be in his middle somewhere, or his legs.

    Shutter speeds are too slow...
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    I can't give any advice on your settings since I've never done studio lights, but I did want to comment still I agree that the background is distracting. I'd definitely smooth it out one way or another (beforehand with an iron, or in PP). I think that #1 is underexposed, and they're both a bit soft in the face. For #2, I think I would have got down on his level a little bit more. Looks like you're a bit too above him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybugsteph View Post
    I can't give any advice on your settings since I've never done studio lights, but I did want to comment still I agree that the background is distracting. I'd definitely smooth it out one way or another (beforehand with an iron, or in PP). I think that #1 is underexposed, and they're both a bit soft in the face. For #2, I think I would have got down on his level a little bit more. Looks like you're a bit too above him.

    Hope you're having fun with your lights! One day, maybe I'll have the $$ to give it a shot!
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    1- the bg is really distracting. I think he's a bit soft here. I don't know anything about lights, but it seems underexposed.
    2. again, the bg, but I think the focus fell on his knee? The lighting looks better here.

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    I think this is a better one. i found it in the 100 I took that night and tried to get the background problem taken care of. What do ya'll think?

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    There are some spots you missed in the background, and whatever method you used caused some funny things to happen to the edge of the chair. There are some easy methods of fixing a white background depending on what editing program you are using.

    What program did you use and what did you do?
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    Also it seems his eyes aren't in focus. I see his sweater before his face. Make sure his eyes are your focus point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmberBella View Post
    There are some spots you missed in the background, and whatever method you used caused some funny things to happen to the edge of the chair. There are some easy methods of fixing a white background depending on what editing program you are using.

    What program did you use and what did you do?
    I use a free program called Gimp right now. I used the eraser and erased the background orginally I was trying to do something else with it but I thought it looked alot better like that. I see now that I forgot a spot.
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