I tried out a different spot in the house this morning. I'm looking forward to going full frame, because it's a little tight with my crop + 50mm. But I liked the results with the lighting. He wasn't being very cooperative, but at least I can see that I can get some nice lighting, and still keep my horizon (baseboard) straight.
Here's my previous spot. The only way for me to get around the slanted baseboard is to use the ottoman and take a half-body. And I really have to watch the angle toward the window, or I get too dramatic lighting (like in this one).
IMG_0778-2web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
The new spot. This is looking straight on at the window, which is a tiny bit off to the camera right side. There's a wall directly to the camera left, that is creating the shadow on that side of his face. I'm able to keep the baseboard straight, yet still get shadowing/directional light.
IMG_0796-3web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
IMG_0796-2bwweb by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
And a couple extras
IMG_0795-3web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
IMG_0792-3web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
This one was pretty overexposed SOOC since I wasn't paying attention after I moved him a bit. At least I got very minimal noise at ISO 1600 Unfortunately, his face looks "hot", and I'm too lazy to put in the effort to try to fix it.
IMG_0802-3web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
IMG_0813-4web by Stephanie.Miller, on Flickr
Hot or not these are great! Loving the 2nd one. I think his expression here is just too cute. He looks so innocent, yet ornery, like, "ya, I have her wrapped around my finger!" So excited you found a new spot!
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
great shots,beautiful light. The ones with the hat are my fave as soon as I scrolled down I was like OH WOW!
Yay for great lighting!
plus DH Reeve, DS Sean, DS Luke, and DD Eve
and furbaby Reese's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup "Buttercup"
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Your youngest son is such a hoot! Love the new spot!
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.