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Pic W/ Natural Light CC welcome

# 1 (light shined enough to get this shot)
Cameren 012

#2 ( I was playing with the color, What u ladies think?)
Cameren 011

#3 (with my homemade diffuser)
Cameren 020

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I def like the 1st one the best. I think the backdrop will make a huge difference if it is wrinkle free, I think it will really make the shots look great. The natural light is nice, it is a tad uneven, but that is what you learn in time. Lighting is def the key to getting good photos. Once you can grasp the lighting aspect of things, the others will follow. I think another thing that will help is getting a camera (one day) that lets you control the amount of light coming in. From my experience the P&S's are not as accurate as they claim to be, and a f/3.2 on a p&s is almost equivalent to a f/7 or f/8 on a dslr. I am not sure how true that is, but just from my prior experience.

On another note, Cassandra, your really coming a long, I love following your progress! And your kids, oh goodness they are SO cute!

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I completely agree with Kati's cc. He looks like quite the little model! So adorable!

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"snowflake08" wrote:

I def like the 1st one the best. I think the backdrop will make a huge difference if it is wrinkle free, I think it will really make the shots look great. The natural light is nice, it is a tad uneven, but that is what you learn in time. Lighting is def the key to getting good photos. Once you can grasp the lighting aspect of things, the others will follow. I think another thing that will help is getting a camera (one day) that lets you control the amount of light coming in. From my experience the P&S's are not as accurate as they claim to be, and a f/3.2 on a p&s is almost equivalent to a f/7 or f/8 on a dslr. I am not sure how true that is, but just from my prior experience.

On another note, Cassandra, your really coming a long, I love following your progress! And your kids, oh goodness they are SO cute!

yeahhhhhhhhh
ironing thoes sheets every time would be a pain seeing i have a 7wk old and i gotta move fast. I know it will make a great difference. one day i will take the time 2 iron them out. im still working on the light and im pleased with the cc from you...im so willing to learn. thnks for taking the time 2 look

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Just popping in to quickly say that this lighting is SO much better than your flash photos. I agree about the backdrop and do prefer the first edit.

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How cute! I think you have already progressed! Well done! Your kids are adorable!

I too like the first one best. But, I also really like the last pic as well. I know it's hard but iron out that backdrop and it'll make a huge difference! Loving how much you are sharing!

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I like that last one too and I think it's pretty good for your homemade diffuser Smile have you tried cleaning your lens yet?

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

I like that last one too and I think it's pretty good for your homemade diffuser Smile have you tried cleaning your lens yet?

Yes i cleaned It my 1yr old had got to it....lol

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"AmberBella" wrote:

Just popping in to quickly say that this lighting is SO much better than your flash photos. I agree about the backdrop and do prefer the first edit.

Ditto this.

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I just wanted to mention that if you hate ironing (like me) you might consider picking up some fleece. I just throw it in the dryer for a few minutes before setting up a shoot... it gets the wrinkles out, absorbs the light and is inexpensive...

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I lurk here a lot and go through phases of posting a bit (LOL!) and I can see your progress. I like the 1st pic best, the natural light is so much better. I think that if you are just trying to nail exposure and seeing the light, then the background doesn't matter so much. I hate ironing too and agree that fleece is a better option.

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I was also coming back on here to mention the fleece! Oh and your new avatar, BEAUTIFUL! Smile You can get black and white fleece fairly cheap! I got 8 yards of each and paid 20 for all of it. I'm on my way to the store now to get more! Smile Girl your getting there, keep it up!!!!!!