One newborn from today CC please :)

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One newborn from today CC please :)

SS: 1/200
Ap: 4.5
ISO: 160

had to use my speedlight as it was very dark in there.

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Here is my CC. Baby looks a bit uncomfy - focus fell on the lips area. The eyes are a bit soft. I would sugest toning down the processing on the eyes a tad. Warm it up and increase the contrast/black via levels. Otherwise looks nice.

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I hope you had fun with your newborn shoots! El's CC is spot on here. I would be careful about leg and elbow chops in the future as well Smile

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Thanks ladies. I'm on my way to work but I am going to play more when I get home

"maricopamom3" wrote:

I hope you had fun with your newborn shoots! El's CC is spot on here. I would be careful about leg and elbow chops in the future as well Smile

I really wanted to get the legs and elbows in this shot but dad is a big boy and wanted no photos from a certain point down. It was his compromise to being in the pictures.

I did get a couple more that I'll post later tonight to show you.

thanks again

Cazz

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I have to agree with the above cc. Baby looks really cold....warm it up. I understand about the dad. YOu have to do what you have to do.

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Here is my question related to the CC: With an ap of 4.5, why aren't the mouth & eyes both in focus? I would have expected them to be too if choosing that ap.

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

Here is my question related to the CC: With an ap of 4.5, why aren't the mouth & eyes both in focus? I would have expected them to be too if choosing that ap.

My only thought is that she was standing very close to the baby to get the shot. That would make a very shallow depth of field.

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"Laberglund" wrote:

My only thought is that she was standing very close to the baby to get the shot. That would make a very shallow depth of field.

Oh this is it for sure. I had about 1 meter between me and baby. curse of the day cos shoot # 2 was the same.
Here are a couple more

The warmed up version of the above

and a couple of others

This was a pose the family wanted. I wish the baby could have been turned a little more but as dad was a big boy it was hard for mum to hold him there. Plus as a 5 day old baby she also had an emergency caesarian so she was in a bit of pain.
I also added the vignette to hide dad's larger lower half.

I know this one isnt perfect but mum loves it

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just 2 more

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hey cazz...i like the warmed up version much better...

the only thing im going to cc on is that the baby doesn't look comfortable...all of my newborn shoots take about 3 hours to complete, and thats b/c i have to get the baby to doze off so that i can position them for the photos so they look comfortable.....

The way the baby is curled up makes a HUGE difference in this type of photography.

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I like the warmed up version. And I like the family shot w/ Dad's back. Nicely done. I see what you mean about wanting to turn him a bit more, but with what you had to work with, you pulled it off nicely!

TFS!
GiGi