It looks like I didn't post any images from this session yet. Silly me. This was a tough one, baby would NOT sleep...and baby was the right age and everything at just one week old. I was there for two hours and baby FINALLY fell asleep moments after I had put my camera away to go pick up Nathan from Daycare.
Fortunately this was a free session done for a friend, so I don't fee too terrible about the lack of variety in these images.
Anyway...do you think any of these will work for my portfolio?
8. Ha, as baby is falling asleep at the very end of the session. This is the last shot I got.
I love them, and #8 is so sweet--I love that sleep-smiling that newborns do.
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That last picture it darling!
Wow that baby looks older than newborn! What lighting did you use? I like the feet and the last the best. Though the last might not work for a portfolio because it kind of has a snap-shottish feel and your work seems to be more formal than that usually. I guess it depends on what you are going for. I don't really care for the open mouthed dazed look just because he looks a little older than newborn.
Lighting was a window in the living room. The dad is a camera operator, so he also had a full size reflector that we used on the non-window side. A few shots used fill flash...and the smiling shot is bounced flash.
You are good at the fill flash. I can't tell which used it and which didn't. I only asked about the lighting because my natural light pics indoors never look as good as this!
fav is #3,
personally don't love 4/5 colouring (esp after seeing such nice pink baby), kinda looks grey after seeing the others. 5 I think the head looks like it was cut in a straight line.
love the smiling one at the end, so cute to have.
as always awesome focus
ds1 Evan ds2 Adam
Great feedback everyone...thanks!
Steph...flash was used on the foot shot...the mom and baby shot and obviously the smiling baby shot. Once I changed to the black background, the clouds had covered the sun, so I needed the flash to help out.
And you can see pretty clearly in the foot shot the line of light from the window. The foot would have been very dark on the half away from the window without the flash.
Last edited by AmberBella; 01-21-2010 at 04:47 PM.