A few for CC

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A few for CC

Alright ladies, I have finally made the time to take some new pics of my baby. This are SOOC though some have been cropped. I have 10 days left on my free trial of CS4 LOL. I am still struggling to figure out how to use it, so if you have any suggestions how I can improve these, I may need help on how to do it. By the way These were taken in the only spot in my house with any decent natural light, thought I can see that they are underexposed. Can this be corrected in CS4?
By the way, how do you "sharpen for web?"
All shot with my 50 mm 1.8 Nikkor
Settings:
ISO 800
f 4
SS 1/80






sweetalienchick's picture
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aww she is a cutie! Biggrin well hmm do you shoot in raw? You could edit in raw and up the exposure a bit Smile Next time maybe try turning her around so she is facing the window that way you can get some nice catchlights in her eyes. Smile And keep that shutter speed at 100-125. You could easily shoot at around 2.8-3.5 or around there somewhere too. Did you use your flash or? I see some pin lights I think....? And sharpen for web I usually reduce images to web size (longest side 800 pixels) and then sharpen for web by going to filter-sharpen-unsharp mask and using 500, .2, 0 settings. Smile keep it up!

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What a cute. I'd love to have a go on one of these if its okay?

You can adjust exposure in CS4.... Image - adjustments - exposure

Cazz

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She is soo cute. They look a bit underexposed. Are you shooting in RAW?

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"cazzoom" wrote:

What a cute. I'd love to have a go on one of these if its okay?

You can adjust exposure in CS4.... Image - adjustments - exposure

Cazz

Thank you. Sure play them them...just let me know what you do so that I can learn from it.
And yes they are all in RAW format. No flash, just lighting from the window. I was thinking that I should turn her so the light hit her face instead of being behind her.
Personally I love the last one, but I would love to be able to edit it to make it really pop.

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

And sharpen for web I usually reduce images to web size (longest side 800 pixels) and then sharpen for web by going to filter-sharpen-unsharp mask and using 500, .2, 0 settings.

How do you change the size of the image?

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I'll have a play with the last one Smile to resize you go to image-image resize and then in pixel dimension i just type in 800 pixels in whatever is the longest side of the picture Wink

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here it is. It would be so much better to edit in raw. ACR is awesome because there is a brush you can use to get rid of blown areas. I love it! It would just be best to turn her around so there isn't that blown area on her back. Smile I tried to play with it but it was hard. I just can't brighten up her face enough. Maybe someone else has a better play. Smile

oh yes and also try to remember the rule of thirds Smile it helps a lot! try to get it as close as possible in camera or you can crop in PS. Smile

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"ChubbieOwl" wrote:

I was thinking that I should turn her so the light hit her face instead of being behind her.

You gave yourself the best cc! I would reshoot doing this.

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Ditto Loida. Keep on practicing!