Here they are (CC please) REEDITED!!

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Here they are (CC please) REEDITED!!

All in all, the session went well. It was definitely a learning experience, and I still can't seem to get my whites white. I think my friend will be happy with these--and I know that in a year I'll look back and laugh at this...but that's all part of the experience, right?

Please give me HHCC. Thanks!

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400-4-1/80 on all (shot with speedlight bounced off window)






I decided to change the colors, to make the colors match a little better. Sorry to the gator fans out there. Smile

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cute!!
are they gator fans? (the orange and blue look like UF colors)

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Very cute! I like the cake ones the best, as far as brightness and contrast, but the bucket/floor ones look great too, just need a little brightening in the first photo (?)

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don't forget to post your settings Smile
did you sharpen for web ?

The cake smash came out great, looks like he had fun. I love the barrel you have for him. Some look like the angle is a tiny bit off which is an easy fix.
wb is different in a few of these but I'm not calibrated to say which one looks best.

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what a cute kiddo!

you got some awesome shots. I'd like to see your settings so I can see how you were shooting.

but it looks like the focus fell on the barrel and the cake on some of the shots, not on his face. I have that problem too, so frustrating!!! but that's not something the mom will notice, just us. Wink

the collage looks great, I love the top right corner picture, that's a riot!

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Welcome!

Your WB looks good to me. However it looks like your focus fell a little short in these. Either on his sweater or the barrel.
Are you dodging the eyes? They look overdone to me.

What were your settings?

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"Laberglund" wrote:

400-4-1/80 on all (shot with speedlight bounced off window)

and you def got some great catchlights Smile

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definitely too low of a ss for a kid that age. that's a lesson I keep learning over and over myself. really, you want at least 1/125. if you don't have noiseware, download the free version and shoot at a higher ISO.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

definitely too low of a ss for a kid that age. that's a lesson I keep learning over and over myself. really, you want at least 1/125. if you don't have noiseware, download the free version and shoot at a higher ISO.

True, but she's using a speedlight so your ss can be low. Your flash takes care of it. I go as low as 1/60 with my speedlight.

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Yeah, 1/80 is fine with the speedlight. You did a great job.

I agree that the focus fell on the cake and barrel a few times. That will be more obvious when they are printed so keep that in mind. I would put a reflector on the opposite side of him angled up just slightly. You don't want your light flat but you also don't want the light too dramatic for a shot like this. It would just brighten up his shadowed side a bit.

In the storyboard his skin looks like it is a tad to contrasty for my taste. I would bring that down a bit.

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Cute shots! I agree with the pp comments on these. I was curious.. were you using white tileboard? how did you like shooting with it?

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"stampasaurus" wrote:

In the storyboard his skin looks like it is a tad to contrasty for my taste. I would bring that down a bit.

Hmm..I didn't add in any contrast..I wonder if it's just extra noise that you're seeing?

Nope, didn't use tile board...just a piece of white fleece as the background, and a piece of acrylic for the floor.
Another friend of mine saw these and wants me to do HER son this weekend, so I get to practice some more. Maybe I'll see if I can get a reflector before then.

Thanks so much for all the CC ladies. I am learning so much!

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sorry, wasn't thinking of the speedlight when I posted about the SS. I was just thinking that might be why his face seems soft, but really, it's just the focus falling in the wrong place (which is what I said to start with). Wink

has his mom seen these yet? so cute!

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he's a cutie and you did a really nice job w/ the story board! I agree about the focus issues, but think you are off to a great start here. and now you get to do it again! I have a hard time finding victims, I mean, subjects. Smile

TFS,
GiGi