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04/17/2007 12:04:03 PM · #1
Here's a couple of shots of a recent baby shoot I did. Is there something I could/should have done differently?

Setup: Single Studio Flash, with umbrella off a little to my right, reflector to the left of the child.

Is there anything that would make these better?
04/17/2007 12:45:40 PM · #2
left a comment on the first.
04/17/2007 12:47:20 PM · #3
I like the shot. I purchased a bucket like that to do the same type of shot. On E-bay you can get large plastic bubble that would look so cute. I will try and find the link for you.

I think you did a wonderful job.
04/17/2007 12:51:19 PM · #4
I think they're great. Cute kid, nice color. Maybe fill that shadow a little more or lower the umbrella a tetch so it doesn't fall on his shoulder? And the composition might be a little bottom heavy; don't know how much you can crop without having it look weird though...

But I don't actually know what I'm talking about. I had to think about what a critique would be, so they must be pretty good. ;)
04/17/2007 12:52:45 PM · #5
Here is the link to the bubbles. The shipping is a bit high. I think someone would be able to figure out how to make them.


Message edited by author 2007-04-17 12:53:07.
04/17/2007 05:37:39 PM · #6
Nice Images Bob, I ike the 2nd one a little better as its more Natural.
I ve just bought myself a 3rd Elinchrom Digital light which will alow me to be a bit more creative with my Lighting.
I may have cast a wee bit of a Shadow across part of your backdrop, but its your photo mate and its allabout opinions.

A Bonnie Bairn though !

04/17/2007 08:24:56 PM · #7
Originally posted by JenniferDavidGA:

Here is the link to the bubbles. The shipping is a bit high. I think someone would be able to figure out how to make them.


Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

BTW, I did give adding a bit of blur to the blue, it didn't look right. Maybe I just need to play around with softening that a little more.
04/19/2007 01:26:43 AM · #8

I think a vignetting filter would really add to this. I don't know what they are called in PS (I use PSP), but I normally just do it by hand with either a burning or a darkening layer, and manually spray the outside of the frame darker. That will help to shift the focus away from the props and more toward the baby.
04/19/2007 10:50:03 AM · #9

I took one of the previous photos and added a border effect in order to minimize the impact of some of the props and put a little more focus onto the subject.

Additional comments would be appreciated.
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