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.
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.
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...