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Nov 05, 2010 20:26 |  #1

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I appreciate your criticism :) Thanks!

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Nov 06, 2010 00:06 |  #2

I think they are very cute, however they are over exposed.... the top of her head, the bench on the top rail and the sky are void of detail.


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Nov 06, 2010 00:20 |  #3

Any tips, aside from keeping the sky out of the frame, on how to get the subject exposed properly and keep the sky exposed right?


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Nov 06, 2010 01:16 |  #4

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Is that better? Or do you think the exposure should come down more?

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Nov 06, 2010 01:25 |  #5

Personally I like the last one. A fill flash would do wonders in this case to get more detail out of the blown spots.
A GD filter would help with the sky as well but I normally don't care about the blown sky in a portrait but it's always nice to have a beautiful one as an added bonus.


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Nov 06, 2010 01:28 |  #6

Ah, thanks! I'll give fill flash a try next time and see how it goes. We're doing more photos tomorrow, there should be a nice cloud layer :)


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Nov 06, 2010 01:33 |  #7

No problem. I'm sure you will :) I've lived in P-town for most of my life and know you'll be enjoying lots of rain and clouds haha.


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Nov 06, 2010 01:39 |  #8

cute kid...over exposed but you know what to look for now

best of luck on your next shoot


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Nov 07, 2010 19:07 |  #9

Thanks for the encouragement :) Sadly, yesterday was a bust, but I do know what to look for next time :)


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Nov 07, 2010 19:32 |  #10

I Know what its like to photograph a really blond baby! Sometimes a little dodging in PS helps bring the detail back to the really light areas. Def work on the lighting. Shade and fill flash are your friends ;)


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Nov 10, 2010 08:42 as a reply to  @ MommaBird80's post |  #11

I think this is a suitable enhancement if picture is then framed.


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Nov 10, 2010 10:52 |  #12

Its not bad... the knot in the wood is distracting from the subject.


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Nov 10, 2010 14:54 |  #13

lundgrenj wrote in post #11259155 (external link)
Its not bad... the knot in the wood is distracting from the subject.

Would you suggest cloning it out?


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Nov 10, 2010 16:59 |  #14

I like the knot in the wood because it appears to be what the child is looking at




  
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Nov 10, 2010 19:30 |  #15

^ i agree - she seems to be distracted by it too =). it'd be nice to see her eyes shine a bit more. super cute kiddo!


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