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    Default oh hubby (+one for cc)

    I had my first sb session today (stranger)
    I think it went ok but you guys can help be the judge of that. I have edited one so far. Hubby says to me "how come all your photos are just a bit off centre, I notice you do that alot with Evan too, parents are going to want their kid in the centre"......yes dear

    eta: does it look oof? it does to me now but it doesn't in cs4

    anyway here is my first one for cc
    f/4, iso200 1/80 speedlight bounced off window right
    LJ
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    Aww he's a cutie his face does look less focused than his overalls. I love his eyes though. It's funny because my husband said the same thing about a pic I took yesterday--"it's not centered though" and I explained about the rule of thirds and certain things being more pleasing to the eye. He had no idea LOL.

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    He's a cute little guy!

    Here is some CC for you..

    I see that he is blown in some spots...right side...his hand and arm and thats going to be hard to recover and if it prints that way the detail in the places were its blown will be lost.


    Also, if you slightly turn him so that the bottom of his feet are not facing the camera, it will make for better composition.

    You may also want to clone the line where the plexi is against your backdrop and even pull him further away from the drop as well...and on the left hand side down by his toe, i can see some cloning was done there b/c there is a piece of his toe kinda floating around.

    Lastly, on my caliberated monitor he is looking quite red...you can go in and adjust the color balance a little, i would pull out some of the red...if you shoot with grey card to set a custom white balance its pretty handy!

    I hope that was some help!

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    Beautiful eyes! Sabby gave you some great CC. I also think that it may have been better to up your ISO so you could have had a little faster SS.

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    dh's are funny that way! My dh always has some kind of advice for me too.... one time it was about being centered too. what dorks! lol
    Im seeing lots of red too, esp around his eyes. It makes him look like he had been crying or is needing some sleep. I agree about the edge of the plexi. That alone will make a dramatic impact on this photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxie View Post
    Beautiful eyes! Sabby gave you some great CC. I also think that it may have been better to up your ISO so you could have had a little faster SS.
    I was actually kicking myself for not having my iso lower b/c I was having blown spots. I thought that ss 1/80 was perfectly acceptable when using speedlight (unless I'm wrong...I've seen ss 1/60 from others)


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    I see that he is blown in some spots...right side...his hand and arm and thats going to be hard to recover and if it prints that way the detail in the places were its blown will be lost.


    Also, if you slightly turn him so that the bottom of his feet are not facing the camera, it will make for better composition.

    You may also want to clone the line where the plexi is against your backdrop and even pull him further away from the drop as well...and on the left hand side down by his toe, i can see some cloning was done there b/c there is a piece of his toe kinda floating around.

    Lastly, on my caliberated monitor he is looking quite red...you can go in and adjust the color balance a little, i would pull out some of the red...if you shoot with grey card to set a custom white balance its pretty handy!
    thanks, I did use gray card, maybe I messed up his skin after I adjusted in acr, (but I'm no good at skin yet so who knows what I did hehe
    I tried to turn him but he's was a wiggly fella haha, I have a few others that are angled better so I'll go back to those.
    opps yeah I did a bit of cloning, thanks for pointing out my opps
    LJ
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    I know nothing about speedlights but it seemed that if you didn't use the speedlight and upped your ISO, the lighting would work just fine? I could be wrong though..

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    It depends how much ambient light you're having. If there is little ambient light, then you'll get a better freeze flash on low SS, but if it is a bright room, then it doesn't work as well. Since he's not sitting very far away from the backdrop, you could have upped your aperture.

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