Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Kids & Family Talk
Thread started 04 Aug 2010 (Wednesday) 03:36
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Ask me what you want.

 
Y2K
Senior Member
451 posts
Joined Dec 2011
Mar 30, 2012 10:53 |  #661

Phenomenal thread! Seona, thank you very much for sharing your expertise and answering the questions in this thread. So much good info, it's fantastic!!


Yefim ~ Olympus OM-D E-M1, Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8, Panasonic 25mm f/1.4, Olympus 45mm f/1.8, Olympus 75mm f/1.8, Olympus 40-150mm, Olympus 9-18mm, Rokinon 7.5mm, FL-600R.

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
ainat
Hatchling
2 posts
Joined Mar 2012
Mar 30, 2012 12:15 as a reply to Y2K's post |  #662

Thank you so much Seona, I've read this post from start to finish in just a few days, I couldn't stop and my head is exploding from all the new info I've got from this post. You've answered every question I had and didn't know who to ask. Thank you so much. I have only one question/request, you said that you bought a child's toy with bells to attract child's attention, can you please post a picture of it or a link to where you got it from ?

Thank you so so much for everything and I just wanted to say , your work is phenomenal and you're my new inspiration.




LOG IN TO REPLY
mercersmoments
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
mercersmoments's Avatar
1,271 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Sydney Australia
Mar 30, 2012 17:27 |  #663

Hi seona, what preset do you use for converting to black and white?

This is going to sound so silly, but I wouldn't know how to use a preset ! I just convert in ACR and fiddle with the blacks and contast until I like it !

Phenomenal thread! Seona, thank you very much for sharing your expertise and answering the questions in this thread. So much good info, it's fantastic!!

I'm so pleased you've gotten so much out of it :)

Thank you so much Seona, I've read this post from start to finish in just a few days, I couldn't stop and my head is exploding from all the new info I've got from this post. You've answered every question I had and didn't know who to ask. Thank you so much. I have only one question/request, you said that you bought a child's toy with bells to attract child's attention, can you please post a picture of it or a link to where you got it from ?

Thank you so so much for everything and I just wanted to say , your work is phenomenal and you're my new inspiration.


Yay, happy that it's been helpful to you, the bells I use are very similar to this :

http://www.shopping.co​m ...ed-Nylon-Wrist-Bells/infoexternal link

And having them around my wrist lets me make noise and hold the camera !


www.seonamercerphotogr​aphy.com (external link)
5DMKIII gripped 5DMKIII gripped
24-70 2.8L. 85 1.2L. 50 1.2L. 100 2.8L Macro. 35 1.4L. 580exII
Facebook - "be a Liker" https://www.facebook.c​om ...rtraiture/124719434​222672 (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
CanonGrl01
Goldmember
CanonGrl01's Avatar
1,369 posts
Joined Apr 2011
Mar 31, 2012 11:26 |  #664

how long after they fall asleep do you usually wait? Mine kept waking back up


5Dii | 35L | 85 1.8 | 135L | 430EXII
T2i | 50 1.8 | 18-55 | 55-250

LOG IN TO REPLY
Joasia
Mostly Lurking
Joasia's Avatar
11 posts
Joined Oct 2011
Poland
Apr 16, 2012 10:17 |  #665

how long after they fall asleep do you usually wait? Mine kept waking back up

I also was wondering how long does it take. I was working with a 14-day-old boy last week. He was sleeping like 15 minutes in a position-on his side, and while I was trying to change his pose - he woke up:( I was really disappointed because I want to learn how to take good photos of newborns and such behaviour of a baby is not my firs time. Hoping for Your advice, Seona:))


http://durczokfotograf​ia.pl/external link
http://stillseconds.bl​ogspot.com/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
tricky500
Senior Member
tricky500's Avatar
424 posts
Joined Sep 2010
Overland, MO.
Apr 17, 2012 22:27 |  #666

subscribed.


- Paul

LOG IN TO REPLY
Jeanne95
Hatchling
5 posts
Joined Mar 2012
Apr 17, 2012 22:33 |  #667

IMAGE NOT FOUND IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE
My inbox is full, well almost - of questions asking about focus, lighting, lenses, photoshop etc etc.



LOG IN TO REPLY
Stelvio
Member
Stelvio's Avatar
Joined Jun 2010
Bavaria, Germany
Apr 24, 2012 02:16 |  #668

Hi Seona, this is a fantastic thread and your immense effort in sticking to it is truly appreciated. I wish you nothing but continued success.

I have a question for you (or others) regarding cameras and lenses. I know you use a 5D and a 24-70mm L and 85mm L lens for your work, and I'm interested to know your opinion on how important you think a FF body is for baby/child portraiture and portraiture in general.

I'm using a 40D and a 50mm f1.8 for my (unpaid) work. At the moment I'm just doing short sessions for family friends and my own baby and toddler and I'm happy with the pictures I get, but I could really use a lens upgrade. Finances mean if I want to upgrade I will first need to sell some lenses and indoor space is restricted in my home.

My lenses are;

Canon EF 50mm f.18
Canon EF 50mm f2.5 Compact Macro
Canon EF 70-210 f4

My lens considerations are

Canon 50mm f1.4 (for improved bokeh and IQ compared to 1.8)
Tamron AF 17-50mm 2,8 XR Di II LD ASL (excellent reviews, will give me a bit more freedom working indoors)
Canon EF 85mm f1.8 (for a narrower DOF where space permits me to get some distance/outdoors)
Tamron AF 28-75mm 2,8 XR DI LD ASL SP (fast and long for nice shallow DOF and extra reach, but covers the "normal" 50mm range. Don't need it wider, have that covered)

All things considered, what should be my first upgrade lens over what I have?

Thanks for your time :)


"Owning lots of expensive gear is very important. I helps those of us without talent appear as if we really know what we're doing" (Belmondo)

LOG IN TO REPLY
Gojira1976
Senior Member
Gojira1976's Avatar
940 posts
Joined Mar 2012
Apr 24, 2012 02:30 |  #669
banned

1.) Umbrella(e), which size for every occasion, and does brand matter?

2.) Mola Setti, are there any alternatives, also, what are they for exactly?:oops:

3.) What other strobe related items are needed for most any subject, if possible?:o

4.) Can one studio strobe, and one flash, say the Vivitar 285HV cover a lot of subjects?

5.) If I used strobes in lieu of backdrops, would I need backdrops ever, also, how can I exactly make my light cancel the need of backdrops, like muslin?

6.) Which type muslin do you prefer to cover a lot of bases i.e different colors, or just Green?

7.) Why do some baby portrait and family portrait studio's use many lights, like for instance 5, is this normal?

6.) How do I photograph vampire's?

6.) SOFTLIGHTER II buy, hold, or sell?

9.) Thank you, and everyone else very much, more questions to come :confused::oops::o:lol::rolleyes:


AMERICO

LOG IN TO REPLY
dynamitetony
Senior Member
dynamitetony's Avatar
985 posts
Joined Sep 2007
london UK
Apr 24, 2012 02:44 |  #670

what a great thread.


5Diii : 6D : Sigma 35mm F1.4 : 50mm F1.4 : 85mm F1.2 : 100mm F2.8 Macro : 17-40F4 : 24-105 F4 : 70-200 F2.8L mkii : canon 580ex2/430ex

LOG IN TO REPLY
drmaxx
Senior Member
Joined Jul 2010
Apr 28, 2012 12:39 as a reply to dynamitetony's post |  #671

Just wanted to say: Thank you for all the great insider tips. I am learning so much! I


Donate if you love POTN

LOG IN TO REPLY
kvn31
Member
54 posts
Joined Oct 2009
May 06, 2012 09:57 as a reply to drmaxx's post |  #672

Subscribed! Thanks!


5D Mark II/16-35mm L/ 24-70mm L/ 85mm 1.8

LOG IN TO REPLY
LostViet408
Senior Member
318 posts
Joined Apr 2012
San Jose
May 12, 2012 10:53 as a reply to kvn31's post |  #673

Great thread! I Learned a lot from reading all the great advices and techniques. Thank-you!


Gear List
Feedback

LOG IN TO REPLY
Stoo
Hatchling
9 posts
Joined Feb 2007
Scottish Borders
May 13, 2012 12:23 as a reply to LostViet408's post |  #674

Hi,

Just wanted to say thank you for this excellent thread and all your tips. I am mostly a landscape and wildlife photographer but with the very recent birth of my son, I really wanted to capture some proper portraits in his early days and thanks to you I'm happy with what I have managed so far. So here he is, Orin, at 11days old. :D

IMAGE: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l17/stoo24/Orin2.jpg

IMAGE: http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l17/stoo24/Orin1.jpg

Taken with 40D and 50mm 1.8 Mk1. ISO100, f2.8, 1/320 and using only natural light. Processed in Lightroom.



LOG IN TO REPLY
JakAHearts
Cream of the Crop
JakAHearts's Avatar
Joined Sep 2010
Silver Spring, MD
May 20, 2012 19:16 |  #675

Just a quick tip/find for everyone. The newest month of Parents magazine has a page with 7 different beanbag/ottomans on it. Page 139. The coolest looking ones to me are the knitted pouf from www.cb2.comexternal link, Privet House from target.com, the Fatboy Pouf from www.Fatboyusa.comexternal link. They look great for infant photogs! Im probably going to order a privet house here shortly.


Shane
flickr (external link)

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

205,049 views & 4 likes for this thread
Ask me what you want.
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Kids & Family Talk


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00252 for 6 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.03s
Latest registered member is cesserap
1287 guests, 664 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016