I hope you're not sick of Eva pics but she's all I have for now
Let me tell you my "Little Miss" is SOOOOOOO hard to photograph!!!! First of all she's sick of me whipping my camera out all the time, 2nd of all she absolutely never stays still, and 3rd of all she makes faces continuously and always looks off to my side when I try to get her to look right at the camera, ugh.
So anyway, I had her in this cute top yesterday so I wanted to get some good pics of her in it, since I LOVE color and it's got all that color in it.
I moved up to version X of PSP this weekend (trial) and so far I like it (I've had v8.1 for 7 years which I love love). I discovered right away that it had a monitor calibration sequence you can use, so I went through it and did all the steps. My monitor seemed pretty great before that but now that I did an actual form of calibration I'd like to know if they look ok to everyone else.
Please CC anything you see that I need to improve!
These are with the 50mm, no flash, all window light.
1. 1/200, f/2.2, iso 1600 (b/c we were indoors but maybe it's too much light on her cheek? I checked the RGB#s on her face and it didn't appear to be blown)
2. 1/125, f/2.2, iso 1600 (again maybe too much, but she was moving constantly and I just kept shooting)
3. 1/160, f/2.8, iso 1600
oops I see now on this one that, at the top of her head, I over-edited when I was "brushing out" the green cast her hair had on it. I'll have to fix that.
Last edited by Amy_&_Eva; 05-26-2010 at 09:33 PM. Reason: Pics are back up
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I don't mind pics of Eva at all! I hope you all don't feel that way with my two! It's fun to see the difference in editing and comps you can do with your kids. I think it makes you have to think outside the box!
1. it is a bit bright, but my goodness, she makes me smile! She's a doll! LOVE the top too!
2. cute, just wish there wasn't a shadow on the other side of her face. I have a big problem with Randy's face doing that.
3. commented on flickr, but my new fav of Eva!
What a stinkin cutie she is! #3 is my fave! #2 she looks like you caught her doing something she wasn't supposed to be! Great pics! (sorry, not much CC, I'm still learning myself)
How sweet! The blouse really is pretty and colorful. I'd love to practice photographing little girls more often; my son's clothes are not nearly as cute!
Technically I like #2 and #2 the best, although her expression is so cute in #1--nice captures. I think the slight softness also works well in these shots. Of the three, I like the skin tone of #2 best. On my monitor, at least, it looks to have the right amount of warmth and color.
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Thanks, I am looking at #1 again tonight and it suddenly seems very dark and bold...well all 3 do now...and #2 looks weird to me now....I'm wondering if my monitor is darker than before I did the calibration or something else is going on...
So I did a new edit of #1 to lighten the shadows and did a reduced-opacity color balance...does this look too light to you? It looks more "right" to me now than my first edit.
edit: ok now I'm at work again 5/26 and this one looks ok but my 1st one looks good again LOL! I think it's because my home monitor is much darker now that I used the PSP calibration....so which one looks most "right" to you? I also have a 2nd edit of the 2nd pic if you want to see it/compare.
Last edited by Amy_&_Eva; 05-26-2010 at 02:51 PM.
How could anyone get sick of that sweet smile!!! I think these look really good considering your ISO was 1600... my pics at 1600 never look this good, so I pretty much refuse to shoot anything over 800. So nice job!!!
I think #1 is my favorite, but I really like seeing more of her shirt in the other pics... I just love her toothy grin in #1.
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I CAN'T SEE THEM!!!!! I'll check back later from home (in case something here at work is blocking them). I WANNA SEE though. (sorry ... pitty party getting in the way).
I'm with GiGi, can't see them
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She changed her settings on flickr to be friends & family only I think and she's having problems with changing her links. Just thought I'd give you all heads up.