Two from today, outside in the sun.

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Two from today, outside in the sun.

We were outside playing just earlier and it was about 2p.m. The sun was a bit high, probably at its highest around this time of year here in Norway. It gets a bit higher during the summer. It's never directly above us though, not like in the states but it still sucks to take pictures outside in the full sun. Smile But Jeanette was being such a good girl! I took her hands and turned her in a circle in our yard until I could see some nice catch lights in her eyes and to where she wasn't squinting so much. It was a bit bright but not that bad. Smile I told her to look up at me a bit and at the camera so that I'd get the grass as a background instead of my fence. I could have zoomed out a bit but I was working very quickly just in case she got tired too fast. This is my first edit. I just did two different *poses* I guess you could say.

This is the first one. I basically just edited in ACR and in photoshop played with levels a bit, eye pop at a reduced opacity and then cropped, sharpened for web and resized.

f 3.5, SS 1/400, ISO-100, 38mm taken with my Tamron 28-75mm/2.8 lens.

here is the other one. She was so good! I told her what to do and she actually listened to me! Yahoo I wish my son would be like this! I told Jeanette she'd make a great little model Wink

f 3.5, SS 1/640, ISO-100, 67mm taken with my Tamron 28-75mm/2.8 lens.

How do they look to you? My colors look just about right on my monitor. I might take a look at them a bit later tonight. When its darker here but anything you see that I can improve on let me know! Biggrin i'm all ears....err eyes Wink I have more that I am editing. Smile

ETA: two more! Biggrin
f 3.2, SS 1/400, ISO-100, 48mm

f 3.5, SS 1/640, ISO-100, 28mm

~L

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First off she is so pretty she could model in a sec! Second my hat is off to you for your shots looking that good in bright sunlight!
When you all say sharpened for web, is there a setting for that on a program you are using? Just not sure what that means? Also, what is ACR?

sweetalienchick's picture
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thanks! Smile well the sun isn't so bright here in Norway. The second one it was a bit of shade in that area so it was a bit easier (notice bright spot in front of her face, it wasn't blown or anything but there is a spot of light there) Smile first one, it was pretty bright there. If you count enough sun to make ya squint bright then yeah.. Blum 3

let's see I usually sharpen for web with an unsharp mask at 500, .2, 0 settings. ACR is Adobe Camera Raw. I use it to edit my raw files and then I open them up in PS and do the last bit of editing there. I try to do most of the editing in ACR now though and do minor tweaks with PS.

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I think they're beautiful and I'm jealous Smile and of your fence too LOL!

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You did a great job! And what a little beauty she is. I'm also jealous of your fence.

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Loida, I really like these! I'd like to see the first one in a portrait crop, so she takes up the entire photo. The colors look great to me, and so does your focus and exposure. And hooray for your daughter taking direction well!

Tia - ACR is Adobe Camera Raw, it's what you use with photoshop to initially process RAW files.

sweetalienchick's picture
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you mean like this? this is an 8x10 Smile

coolmama72's picture
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yes, like that. Smile LOVE the crop!

sweetalienchick's picture
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thanks! I think I'm going to print this one out Smile

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Looks great Loida!

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WOW! look at those BEA-U-TI-FUL brown eyes sparkle!!!! I struggle getting enough light into Loli's dark eyes, but you NAILED it here!!!

TFS,
GiGi

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You rock those eyes! Wanna come take pics of my dark brown eyed kiddos? Wink Great job, love the last crop!