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?
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.
* Amanda *
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...
Last edited by Amy_&_Eva; 05-20-2011 at 03:03 PM.
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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.
Hope you're having fun with your lights! One day, maybe I'll have the $$ to give it a shot!
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.
Way to get out there and practice! I would be OVERWHELMED by them!
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.