A few for CC? JMK (6 pics)

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A few for CC? JMK (6 pics)

I haven't touched my camera since returning to work, but last weekend I finally dusted it off and decided to take some pics of my baby girl. She was very happy and let me take over 100 pics of her before getting fussy! Here are a few I like...what do you ladies think?
I really wish I had CS4...the free trial made me realize how much better my photos can be with a really good editing program. I am trying to learn gimp and for now. But these are all SOOC
These were shot with ISO 800, SS 1/50 and f2.8



And these were shot with ISO 800, SS 1/30 and f4

I just can't figure out how to keep my app open, my SS high and my ISO below 1600! I guess I need to invest in better lighting LOL. These were lit by a window BTW.
Please offer CC on anything from composition to settings...and feel free to play if you are willing to explain your steps to me. I am here to learn!

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what kind of camera do you have again? def need more lighting, my house is really dark too, I just ordered a speedlight

def a lot of pink colour cast, need a white balance. The comp on the second one looks like she's about to fall out of the picture so not a good angle
comp is good on the rest (good rule of third), love her hair Smile so cute

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The pictures are soft. For shooting kids, I try to keep my ss to 1/125 to get a crisp picture. I would try and either get more light in thru a bigger window or get a speedlight. I agree, I see color cast because of the blanket.

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Thanks for the feedback ladies.
Yeah, the windows don't get any better anywhere else in my house sadly LOL. I am hoping Santa brings me a speedlight for Christmas!
I do regret using the pink blanket. Not only for the color cast, but also because it shows wrinkles. I think I am going to try and find a nice white fluffy blanket or rug that won't looked wrinkled when she rolls around on it.

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I'm afraid I agree with the others, the cast and the SS is still too slow. I hope Santa brings you a speedlight!

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Hello! I agree with the other cc. If at all possible, try and get that ss over 1/125. Looks like your ap was open just about as far as you could have gotten it though. Bummer. Were you as close to an open window as possible? I struggle with getting enough light in my house as well. I rely mostly on my speed light. I've also heard of people making somewhat of a difusser for the pop up flash. That may be something to look into...

#1 I think you could have gotten down a tad further to be more on the same level as her. I feel like its taken kinda above her.
#2 Not a fan of the angle and her leg in blurry. Darn that ss! Smile
#5 is my fav of the bunch. Like the comp and the eye contact. I actually tried playing with this one cause I need the practice and got frustrated and closed it out. That color cast is hard to work with! :confused:

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what a cutie! i love her little baby legs with matching diaper. i love how she's playing with her feet in all of these, a true documentation of her developmental age. try getting down on the ground with her, at her level. i would also recommend getting a small piece of plexiglass to go over the black instead of having black on top and pink (or white) on bottom. that way your eye is focused more on her than the split of colors.

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"GradleRock" wrote:

i would also recommend getting a small piece of plexiglass to go over the black instead of having black on top and pink (or white) on bottom. that way your eye is focused more on her than the split of colors.

That is a fantastic idea! Thank you!