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Aug 22, 2011 21:59 |  #1

I just did my first maternity shoot for some friends this past weekend. Keep in mind, I'm an amateur and I don't have access to a studio. The wife is due in three weeks, so they just wanted something for a keepsake.

I know I may get flamed on, but I set up a DIY studio in about 30 minutes consisting of a black bedsheet, an ikea floor lamp w/ daylight CFLs, and my single speedlight 430EXii shot through a white umbrella. All input is more than appreciated because, hey... that's how we all learn.

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Aug 23, 2011 04:46 |  #2

Don't really mind the lighting here. I think it kinda works.

I'm guessing it is intentional, but I'm not a fan of the blue tinge to the processing.


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Aug 23, 2011 10:58 |  #3

I kind of like the cold cross processed look, dont know if its right for this occasion, but i do like, nice set :)


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Aug 24, 2011 21:33 |  #4

Like the pics. Don't like the processing.




  
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Aug 25, 2011 12:06 |  #5

I agree with the others: the photos are great, but WAY too cool. I'm sure it was intentional, but if possible I'd like to see them warmed up a bit. There is just too much blue.


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Aug 25, 2011 13:07 |  #6

Like others have said, the lighting works well here. The setup doesn't matter as long as you get the results you want.

The processing is a little too cool for such a happy occassion. But I really just hope you took alternate versions of #2 and #3 without the 3D sonogram image. Those things just freak me out.


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Aug 25, 2011 13:10 |  #7

First one her belly looks out of focus. Second one I would clone out her fingertips from her right hand.


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