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Today I was lucky enough to get more practice on a tiny 4lb newborn! She is already 2 weeks old but she was a good little sleeper and I FINALLY got to try my new doll bed prop which I have been dying to do! I went to their house for the shoot which was SO dark (the windows were all tiny and way up high) that I almost wasn't going to even try but I decided I better give it a shot. I found the brightest spot in the house in their little boy's room and only had a 5'x4' space so I was super bummed I wouldn't be able to set up my wood floor set up so I could do some doll bed shots. BUT while the mother was nursing the baby I decided I HAD to try and crammed in my set up minus the background stands and just used 2 chairs to hang the fabric. SO between the TINY space and no light I was VERY happy to get these next few shots! I realize the background on the bed shots needs a little more work but I am going out of town in the morning and need to get packing so no more editing for tonight :) I would love some CC as always! I have improved SO much from it in the last few months! (FYI my name on here used to be bobbytannehill in case some of you didn't realize it!)
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#1. The front feet of the bed drive me crazy on this one since they aren't straight but I couldn't figure out how to fix it! BUT how cute is that big smile!

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Post #1, Sep 04, 2010 01:13:17


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Great shots! Where did you get the floor and the bed from? And what did you use as a backdrop?

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Nice work! #2 is just perfect! I bet her family was thrilled with the outcome :)
I have been in so many little dark houses for sessions, so I know how tough it can be! You did a great job though :)

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cdrumeller wrote in post #10847958external link
Great shots! Where did you get the floor and the bed from? And what did you use as a backdrop?

The floor is actually a roll of paper that I got at Michaels and the backdrop is purple fabric that I got at Joannes and then touched up a little with the clone tool in elements!
The bed is from Ikea :)

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Nice work! #2 is just perfect! I bet her family was thrilled with the outcome :)
I have been in so many little dark houses for sessions, so I know how tough it can be! You did a great job though :)

Thank you SO much!! I always secretly wish that you will reply to my posts because I am such a HUGE fan of your work lol! I REALLY appreciate your compliment!!
It was SO tough in their house but I'm so glad I got a couple of good shots! I was DRAINED by the time I loaded my car back up, I need to figure out how to pack lighter!!

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Wonderful job on these! Guess I'm gonna have to make a trip to Michaels and Ikea. Thanks for sharing :)

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Nice set. You shot this with just the available light?

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Wonderful job on these! Guess I'm gonna have to make a trip to Michaels and Ikea. Thanks for sharing :)

lol thats what I did when I heard about these things! Went straight to Michaels :) I don't have an Ikea by me but luckily when I did the twin shoot in Phoenix last week they had one there! I was so excited! Thank you!

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Nice set. You shot this with just the available light?

THank you!
I had my 430EX with lightsphere on and used it for about half the shots. I usually turn my exposure up quite a bit in PP though. I'm not quite sure which shots are with flash and which are without?? I know that it was on for the bed shots!

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I really wish I would've thought to take a pull back picture, the space was SO cramped and dark. I feel so much more confident about finding decent light in other ppl's homes now, I really didn't think these would turn out!

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I had my 430EX with lightsphere on and used it for about half the shots. I usually turn my exposure up quite a bit in PP though. I'm not quite sure which shots are with flash and which are without?? I know that it was on for the bed shots!

You used your 50?

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I used my 50D, my 24-70 2.8 set on 2.8 I believe, ISO 400 and shutter was 1/80th which I am just realizing now and that must be why they are not crystal clear. and my flash :) I am still learning how to shoot on manual so a lot of times I mess up!

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absolutely beautiful photos. Where in Ikea did you get that bed, I have been trying to find one and never saw it in Ikea! I was just there yesterday ;) will have to go back to check it out. And I have called my local Michaels and they don't know anything about rolls of paper...which section would I find it under?
Thanks so much!

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I have to ask, what do you guys do if you show up at a house and it is extremely dark all through out? do you bring umbrellas, softboxes and flashes? I used to do sessions in my house, with great natural light but now I am doing more sessions in my clients homes...it can be a challenge.

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delmama wrote in post #10849843external link
absolutely beautiful photos. Where in Ikea did you get that bed, I have been trying to find one and never saw it in Ikea! I was just there yesterday ;) will have to go back to check it out. And I have called my local Michaels and they don't know anything about rolls of paper...which section would I find it under?
Thanks so much!

Thank you! I got the bed in the kids toy section! I called my local Michaels as well and they had no idea what I was talking about with the paper, turns out they DID have it when I went to check myself. It's in the kids craft section and it comes in big tall rolls that are on the shelf upright! I think its meant to be used for teachers bulletin boards!

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