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Dec 14, 2010 09:01 |  #196

leahmt47 wrote in post #11440741 (external link)
I always have an issue with my PP to b&w... my shots come out rather lack luster. I know you mentioned using ACR which I recently have been trying. I sometimes have issues with bumping up the black as the eye lids and the mouth get so dark. Also, I have a 40D and find that it constantly under exposes. Should I just go manual and adjust for this?

with the B&W's, try using the gradient map. click on image/adjustments/grad​ient map. you can tweak it from there but it does a better job then clicking the B&W button. Hope that helps




  
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Dec 23, 2010 13:55 |  #197

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The 24-70, the 85 is way too close for me on the cropped body for my day to day shootng.

If you have the space to keep the 85 on while photographing babies then I'd choose it over the 24-70, I'm buying the 50 1.2 this weekend, it will be my baby photography workhorse.

Hey I noticed you were buying the 50 1.2 for your baby workhorse. I bought a 30 1.4 on my 7D can I use it mostly to get good baby shots? Thanks in advance.


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Dec 29, 2010 17:28 |  #198

Loving all these tips. My daughter is a little over 5 months and my favorite photographic subject. Not quite a newborn but still all baby.


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Dec 29, 2010 17:42 |  #199

Hey Seona,

I ended up buying the lens you suggested....24-70 f/2.8L and I love it!! I have another question though and it involves editing. My biggest nemesis has to do with balancing my colors correctly, especially skin tone (white balance). If I posted a recent picture that I took would you mind letting me know what you think? I wondering if they have too much yellow/red in the pics.

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Dec 29, 2010 20:44 |  #200

@Siggy - one thing i'd suggest, if you haven't done so already, is calibrate your monitor...that helps greatly when getting correct colors, etc...




  
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Dec 30, 2010 01:59 |  #201

Post your pic, i'll have a look Siggy :)

Yes monitor calibration is a must.

I have been MIA for a while, very busy with Xmas etc.

Good news is : I am now a MAC girl ! I am loving it, i bought the 27 inch, and wow !!!!! its wonderful !!

Loving CS5 on it as well, lots of learning to do, but I am slowly finding my way around it after being on PC for years !!

Just a few cute bubs from 2010 :

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Dec 30, 2010 02:04 |  #202

Nice post! Thanks for the info.


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Dec 30, 2010 08:23 |  #203

Good news is : I am now a MAC girl ! I am loving it, i bought the 27 inch, and wow !!!!! its wonderful !!

I have the same one did you calibrate it? I haven't!


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Dec 30, 2010 08:58 |  #204

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Dec 30, 2010 09:10 |  #205

Here's two more.....they were all taken on the same day with the 24-70 f/2.8L

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Jan 01, 2011 15:51 |  #206

Hi Siggy,

These are nice and sharp, the WB isn't too bad, the images have taken on the tone of the room, there looks to be a lot of warm browns in that room.

It looks like flash has been used, have a go at some natural light, have the light behind you from a window and meter for the amount of light you have. It will give you less harsh tones and shadows.

If you have shot these RAW - it will be easy to cool them down a little & adjust the skin tones.

My choice for that photo of the babe with the chair would be to turn it to black and white. it's just the right style photo and the small amount of sunlight on the side of her face will tone down in BW and look really nice.

I've done a quick edit for you :)


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Jan 01, 2011 15:55 |  #207

petedam - I have spyder calibrated it, I was surprised at how well calibrated it was already ! There wasn't much of a difference.

The results will show when my first lot of prints come back next week from my printers, fingers crossed :)


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Jan 01, 2011 15:58 |  #208

mercersmoments wrote in post #11553846 (external link)
petedam - I have spyder calibrated it, I was surprised at how well calibrated it was already ! There wasn't much of a difference.

The results will show when my first lot of prints come back next week from my printers, fingers crossed :)


Would love to hear your result when you get your prints back. :)


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Jan 04, 2011 17:26 |  #209

I started shooting digital 2 years ago. It was suggested that I use natural lighting as much as possible. Seona seeing your home studio setup made think I should use one of our bedroom that has 2 windows to take more portraits. Thank you for sharing.

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Jan 05, 2011 00:44 |  #210

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what is your set up for this shot?


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