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    everyone has nice pictures of their lo's with awesome eyes. any tips suggestions on making eyes look good? is it lighting or something you do in the editing process? i am using a dslr nikonD70 with a sb 600 flash. below are some shots with my little one any suggestions/help/cc is wanted

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    It would help if you post your settings for the pictures. I think you are on the right track, you are getting beautiful catchlights on your LOs eyes. The problem is your picture looks underexposed (dark).

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    OH what a cutie!!!! Look at that cute smile I agree with El. You've got some great catchlights and if you posted your settings we can help you even more They just look underexposed. It could probably be fixed in Photoshop but if you shoot in jpeg they will have lots of noise, in RAW you'd still have noise but RAW images are more flexible, I guess you could say, when it comes to editing.
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    You are getting lovely catchlights in your lo's eyes, it just looks like there are slightly underexposed. I agree with El as well about watching composition.
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    I agree with the underexposure. I think if you can get the settings right, you'll notice a lot more light in his eyes. There also might be a problem with the white balance. His lips look blue in the first 2.
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    I agree with ppl. Once you get focus and exposure down, you will see a world of difference in those eyes!

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    thanks for the tips ladies, i appreciate it these were all taken on automatic settings. as for the blue in the first two, that was probably me messing around in photoshop. the colours were pretty off. i also edited my first post and added the settings
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    You already have great CC, just wanted to say nice to meet you and can't wait to see more pics of that little cutie!

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    thanks i can't wait to take better pics of him once i figure out how

    here is one i took fiddling around. is this better? i am trying to figure out how to use my camera properly with the flash


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    Hey there! Nice to see you on here. A great place to start is to take pictures of things that DON'T move, so Sophie is a great subject if you're trying to learn! LOL
    On-camera flash is super tricky and it will almost always ruin your baby's skin tone, unless you're outside and using it to sort of fill things in a bit. I am still learning too, so I'm right there with ya on the eyes. The exposure on the giraffe looks nice IMO.

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