My kids have been super sick lately, so I've been home a lot. I am ready for them to feel better. Yesterday, we were home with Ruthie sick, and I have been dying to try to "create" a studio set-up. This was the best I could do. It's not the best, but Randy worked with me, so I had fun, which is what it's all about. The others are just random ones. I want to know if my b&ws are getting any better. I played for a long time yesterday hoping, they look better than before.
4) The main reason I like this one is b/c of his teeth!
6) Only one of Ruthie...
SADIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are great! definitely run the "studio" shots through noiseware though, they seem grainy here. I'd up the contrast a little on your b&w ones, but that's a personal preference. the two color ones look over sharpened to me - did you sharpen for web? and #5 is too cute - but he's a tad underexposed, brighten him up some and you have a winner. and the last one of Ruthie is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (well, I'm seeing some magenta in her skin, but everything else about it is perfect to me)
As for the b&w, when I up the contrast, they look bad. Guess I need to work with it even more. I keep forgetting to run the noise remover....gotta do that too! Ruthie does have a lot of magenta, and crap...it didn't look like that at home! Geez, I thought I was doing better, but I guess not!
Thanks Gwen! I appreciate your CC!!!
you ARE doing better!!! sure, there's some PP issues, but the actual photography has really improved! I have PP issues all of the time.
Was #1 underexposed? There is a lot of grain for the ISO that is listed.
Not loving the BW conversions. They seem too bright to me...especially the background.
#5 looks too cool ? and your subject is underexposed...especially compared to the background.
#6 is the best of the bunch. Lovely shot.
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
great job on your quick studio setup,
love the catchlights
Not a huge fan of the conversions to b/w
love the teeth in 4th pic too
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
Hello! #1 is my favorite, although I agree with others it does look grainy to me. Were you using all natural light? I'm not digging the conversions. They look a tad too bright to me, especially in his face. I don't have suggestions on how to change that though...I don't do conversions yet!! #4 doesn't look as grainy to me on my screen as the first one. #5 I feel needs to be brightened up, he looks a little dark. The last one is adorable. Both of your kids are adorable!
Great job on these. Loving the catchlights. I think you've gotten great cCs already. Keep at it.
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.