First newborn session-CC appreciated

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First newborn session-CC appreciated

I had about an hour with this little guy, 10days old. I did mom's mat. pics as well 2wks before. the heater was going, window camera right, one of my continuous lights cam left and my speedlight. I couldn't get him in the pose i wanted mainly cuz he was fairly strong and probably not in a full milk coma even tho mom stopped to feed him. I need a piece of black fleece cuz i see wrinkles...the sheet didn't work for me Smile Anyway, I got my big girl panties on, I want cc as i have 3 other NB coming up in the spring and want to get better. TIA Ladies Smile all shot with my nifty fifty
1.ISO 640, f2.8, ss125

2.ISO 400, f2.8, ss125

3.ISO 640, f4.0, ss 100

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Wow I'm no expert but I really like them. Is the black color of the lady's shirt and hair technically "blown"? It might be my monitor. My fave is #2, sooo precious.

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I like all 3 but the 3rd one is my favorite.

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Newborns are hard. Here is my CC.
The conversion doesn't work for me, its a bit too dark for a newborn shot.

#1. His face is soft and it looks like his right cheek is blown. Also, since his hair is black, I would have opted to put like a white fleece or something else, so that his hair is not blended in the background. I think someone suggested getting a hairlight if that is the case.

#2 This is my favorite of the bunch. I just wish his right eye wasn't soo dark. Also, the line that goes thru his head is a bit distracting. My suggestion is to clone the blanket so that it become the background.

#3 Not liking the crop here. Do you still have room to include more of Dad? It looks like mom has two heads. Also, it looks like the baby's face is soft.

Overall I think you did great with your first newborn shoot.

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

Wow I'm no expert but I really like them. Is the black color of the lady's shirt and hair technically "blown"? It might be my monitor. My fave is #2, sooo precious.

I'll have to look back at the original pic..on my screen at home i still saw some detail in her shirt and now here it looks gone...hmmm....

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Newborns are hard. Here is my CC.
The conversion doesn't work for me, its a bit too dark for a newborn shot.

#1. His face is soft and it looks like his right cheek is blown. Also, since his hair is black, I would have opted to put like a white fleece or something else, so that his hair is not blended in the background. I think someone suggested getting a hairlight if that is the case.

#2 This is my favorite of the bunch. I just wish his right eye wasn't soo dark. Also, the line that goes thru his head is a bit distracting. My suggestion is to clone the blanket so that it become the background.

#3 Not liking the crop here. Do you still have room to include more of Dad? It looks like mom has two heads. Also, it looks like the baby's face is soft.

Overall I think you did great with your first newborn shoot.

Thanks for the detailed cc El Smile exactly what i am looking for. I think in #3 I don't have more room to include dad. Will work on the background for #2.
Thanks all! Smile

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WOW! for your first nb session, you did some great work here!!! i know mom and dad are going to be happy. My favorite is actually #3. I do wish we had a bit more of dad in the frame, but everything else seems spot on. Your conversion is really well done here and I love the intimate feel the close crop creates. I wish Dad's watch was missing though. it drwas my eye away from teh baby. That's the ONLY thing that jumps out at me though.

I like #2 a whole lot as well, but would really like to see a tighter crop. baby's eye line is dead center on the verticle plane. I bit less on the background on top and tighter on baby makes this one a winner for me.

I can't wait to see how your other sessions come out!

TFS,
GiGi

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What do you use to prop the baby up in the second picture?

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"NicholeC" wrote:

What do you use to prop the baby up in the second picture?

I used my boppy pillow.

Thanks for the cc GiGi Smile