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    I had an impromptu shoot with a pregnant friend of mine yesterday. We were both going to a playdate at a park, and she asked if I would take some maternity photos for her. Who am I to turn down a chance to take photos of someone who wants it??

    There were a lot of "firsts" for me with this one. A single, adult, pregnant woman with glasses. I wish I would have been paying more attention to her glasses. I honestly didn't even think about them, until I was processing them and noticed glare. But I learned from it. I remembered the locations that each was shot at, my angle shooting at her, and where the sun was in relation. So I think the next time I get someone with glasses, I can have a better idea of what to do.

    I've also never really posed anyone. I did one family shoot a few months ago and tried posing them (not very successfully..), and never a solo person. I'm used to just being a kid's shadow and snapping away. Totally different experience for me this time!

    So anyway, I'll stop babbling. I did a bit of a different processing on these, and I think I'm getting closer to what I want to see from myself.

    #1
    1/160
    f/5
    ISO 200
    109mm



    #2
    1/320
    f/5
    ISO 200
    116mm



    #3
    1/250
    f/5.6
    ISO 200
    214mm



    #4
    1/320
    f/5
    ISO 200
    135mm



    #5
    Same as above 116mm

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    I think they look great!! I love the processing. I think the glasses look fine. Remind me what camera & lens you use/used here?
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    Thanks! I chose to share the ones without the glare

    I have a Rebel Xti and this was with the 55-250mm.
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    I think you did a great job, Steph! Very cool! I like the composition of #4 to show her belly, but my favourite is #5 and her smile as she looks down at her belly. Beautiful.

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    Thank you! I really liked #5 too with her smile. Even though there is some distracting light on her arm, I think that my favorite is #1. It's so funny, because we tease her about not really being pregnant, because her belly is small. But then, she lifted up her shirt, and she had an obvious pregnant belly! I was like, "Woah, you really ARE due in 5 weeks!"

    How is the background to everyone? I had some trouble with my SOOC's, because the background was blown, but she was underexposed. I had to use the recovery slider in ACR in all of these.
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    These are fantastic! Great job!
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    These are great. I love # 3 the best

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    Thank you everyone! Is there anything I should work on? I have another friend I will be photographing on Friday, if she doesn't have her baby before then.
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    The backgrounds look wonderful. You said you had trouble with blown BGs and underexposed subject; so if you had to work on anything I suppose it would be the right exposure to get the best of both...not sure what exact advice would be best for that...

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    I agree, #5 is great. The bg is a bit distracting, but not enough to take away from her. You did a great job!
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