Well, he's not brand spanking new. About 4 weeks I think. I left work early this evening to take these. Not many days in Oregon when a newborn is happy outside naked but it was 90+ degrees outside today so we had to take advantage. This little guy doesn't like getting his picture taken but we got a few.
CC on everything please. Color, comp, etc. I'm also curious if there are any you like/dislike more than others. Be brutally honest - I gain so much from everyone's comments!
My processing was the same for all of them. Here are my steps (I always find this stuff useful when looking at other people's photos) and one SOOC for comparison.
- Levels adj on entire layer to add contrast and deepen color
- Rectangular Marquis around baby feathered at 200px, select inverse, levels layer to further deepen background * I have a newfound love with levels*
- merge visible layers
- Dup layer, ran portraiture, reduced opacity to 40%
- New blank layer, add watermark, change color/blending mode, opacity to suit picture
- crop for web
- USM 500/.2/0
Taken with my 105mm 2.8 macro lens
1) ISO200 | f/3.2 | 1/320
SOOC first, then PP
2) ISO200 | f/3.2 | 1/320
3) ISO200 | f/3.2 | 1/320
4) ISO200 | f/3.2 | 1/320
5) ISO200 | f/3.2 | 1/250