I did a practice shoot with my SIL and her 4 month old daughter. She wanted some pictures done of them but couldn't afford professional shots and I needed some practice so it worked out for everyone. We went to a local park and set up in several areas. Unfortunately for me and my amateur skills nothing worked in my favor; it kept fluctuating from really sunny to super cloudy, the wind was blowing like crazy, Jessica's hair kept going everywhere and made a lot of shots look bad, Harper would not smile and cried a lot. Needless to say I took 110 pictures and am still deciding if I like them or not. She absolutely loves the pictures and thinks I have skill (little does she know), I guess all that matters is that she loves them and has good memories to look back on. These were all taken in manual mode, no flash, they are SOOC.
Photo 12 f4.5, 1/125sec, ISO 80 I think this could have been a good picture except her hair blow into her face. Is there any way to Photoshop it out? I have Photoshop Elements 9 but I'm a newbie at it so I have no clue if I can and what I should use? FYI that was my ?.
Photo 45 f5.8, 1/500sec, ISO 200 I cropped this one because the wind was blowing and my hands moved making me cut some of the baby's back off so I cropped it into a head cuddle shot thought that might look better.