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    Ok I ventured out of Auto mode, I also used my (extremely) limited PS skills to try to take some of the yellow out.

    ss - 1/125 f-13 ISO -100



    here's the edited one (like I said lol, little knowlege of PS) It may be a bit cool though and I can see where I edited out the food on his face
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    Are you using your onboard flash? I can see pin lights in his eyes. Great job getting rid of the yellow, but now it looks too cool. I would watch out for the background. You might want to clone out the shampoo bottles at the back.
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    Bathtub is such a hard place to start. Tungsten light is hard when first learning to edit. I actually prefer the sooc, the edit makes it look cold. Try opening up your ap a bit to not need a flash. And I would start outside or by a window, much easier place to start pping. He's adorable!
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    Thanks so much for the input. I agree even more today that the edit is too cool. I was using my new speedlight but I guess I didn't bounce it right on that shot.

    Lol I chose the bath last night because he was contained and I could sit in one spot lol. Outdoor pics this weekend for sure
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    I agree on the cc. Good practice job with the color correction. I don't know what the lighting is like in your bathroom but I know in my small bathroom with not a lot of good/real light I need a higher iso. But yours looks really good noise-wise for 100.

    I also wanted to say cute siggy pic!

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    VERY NICE work to get the yellow out. warm it up a little and you'lll really be on the right track.

    in what direction was your speed light pointing? In a bathroom there are lots of shiny surfaces, I would try to find one of them and bounce the flash off of that toward your subject. That should help a lot w/ the pin lights. In our son's bathroom, the mirror is directly opposite the tub ... makes a really nice way to bounce the light. Also, since you are using your flash, you can drag your shutter speed a bit more. I remember reading something once about a good starting point for indoor shots w/ a speed light to be something along the line of f/4 & ss=1/40. If it's too dark, you can bump up your iso or open up the aperture a bit more. I do this a lot when taking shots of our dog as it seems to help avoid that green glow you sometimes get in pets' eyes.

    Can't wait to see the shots you take outside next!

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    Are you a member at ILP? There is a thread there about dragging your shutter with a speedlight. It is extremely informative and I believe that it is linked on a thread on here about using speedlights. However, if you don't know how to shoot in manual without the speedlight it isn't going to make much sense. I would start with natural light and then move on to the speedlight. Normal rules like a 1/125 ss don't apply to flashes which is why I think you should start with natural light.

    F/13 is a very small ap. And probably not what you are looking for here. The smaller the ap the more in focus everything is. In my bathroom I usually want the background more blurred so the clutter doesn't show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acarbo99 View Post
    in what direction was your speed light pointing? In a bathroom there are lots of shiny surfaces, I would try to find one of them and bounce the flash off of that toward your subject. That should help a lot w/ the pin lights. In our son's bathroom, the mirror is directly opposite the tub ... makes a really nice way to bounce the light
    Our whole bathroom is tiled with glossy tile so it's one big reflection lol, I'll try the mirror trick though. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by stampasaurus View Post
    Are you a member at ILP? There is a thread there about dragging your shutter with a speedlight. It is extremely informative and I believe that it is linked on a thread on here about using speedlights. However, if you don't know how to shoot in manual without the speedlight it isn't going to make much sense. I would start with natural light and then move on to the speedlight. Normal rules like a 1/125 ss don't apply to flashes which is why I think you should start with natural light.

    F/13 is a very small ap. And probably not what you are looking for here. The smaller the ap the more in focus everything is. In my bathroom I usually want the background more blurred so the clutter doesn't show!
    I'll have a look at that. Now that it's getting nicer out we'll be able to get some outdoor shots, it's usually dark when I get home from work so they've pretty much all been indoor.


    Thanks again for the great CC ladies, I really am learning so much from you already
    Allie




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