I've had this idea in my head for about a month now, and I finally got to play it out yesterday evening. Hubby wanted to help me, but more on his schedule, so I didn't get out as late as I wanted. I stalled as much as I could, and we still got out there around 6:15. I wanted to go out around 7, but he was already giving me some grief about it, so I settled. The sun was still pretty strong and high for something like this, so my shoot didn't start off all that well. I got some really cute shots of the boys, but lighting was totally off. The sun was off to the side too much and I got a lot of shadows.
I tried turning them more towards the light, but they would move too much for that.
Then I opened up my eyes and looked around a little bit. There was a carnival ride (weird, I know) casting a shadow behind it, that was perfect! I just wish I would have noticed it at the beginning, while Jackson was still in a good mood. It took a lot of work to get him look like he was at least not crying
I'd love some CC on these. Like always, I'm trying to step up my game. I'd love to know if I'm getting there.
So this was very much a learning experience for me. In the end, when I got in the shade, I was really happy with the results, and it played out pretty much exactly how I had envisioned it in my head. So, what do you guys think?
What a fun idea!!! Harsh light or not, I love love LOVE the first one! However, I can see why you were so thrilled with the shaded photos. WOW! Exposure, color, focus ... everythign looks spot on. The light you got in their eyes just sparkles and looks AMAZING!
I would love to see #4 and #4 in either a b&w or sepia conversion - they both are just begging for some kind of 'antique' treatment, imho.
I really love the concept! (Makes me want to try this. Hmmm...)
I think all of the shots look great, even with the harsher light in the first ones. But the more shaded ones really are top-notch, and #4 is my absolute fave. It is just awesome!!
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I agree with pp. Loving this idea and I too want some antique treatment!
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These are great! I really love the first one too. The lighting doesn't bother me here at all. The only thing I'd do is clone out that tiny bright spot on his right cheek. If it were as shaded as the rest of that side of the face it wouldn't be as noticeable.
I also really love the shot of the both of them. What a great photo shoot idea for little boys.
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Such sweet photos!! My only CC would be to pull them away from the corn stalks a bit more. They are right up on them in 1 and 4 (of the numbered images).
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No CC to add.
Love the set of pictures, even the ones with the lighting a bit different.
* Amanda *
Thank you so much for the feedback everyone! It is so much appreciated.
Yeah, hubby kept putting the kids right up at the corn. I need to communicate better to him I suppose. I didn't want to seem bossy, since he seemed a little touchy to begin with. I should have told him to move them a bit out of the stalks. Personally, I don't mind them so much where they're close. I did want to try for some of them peeking out from inside, but Carson was a little freaked out by the noise when the wind blew. And, well, we all know how hard it is to keep a 16 month old in one place for too long
I fixed the bright spot on Jackson's cheek in the first image. How'd I do? I don't feel like I'm all that great with touch-ups like that.
I think your touch up looks pretty good, especially at this size!
I think these are really adorable! TFS
The touch-up looks good to me.
* Amanda *