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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!!


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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.




  
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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.


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


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Mar 31, 2012 11:26 |  #664

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


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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:))


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Apr 17, 2012 22:27 |  #666

subscribed.


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Apr 17, 2012 22:33 |  #667

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My inbox is full, well almost - of questions asking about focus, lighting, lenses, photoshop etc etc.



  
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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 :)


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Apr 24, 2012 02:30 |  #669
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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:


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Apr 24, 2012 02:44 |  #670

what a great thread.


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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


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May 06, 2012 09:57 as a reply to  @ drmaxx's post |  #672

Subscribed! Thanks!


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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!


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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

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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.com (external link), Privet House from target.com, the Fatboy Pouf from www.Fatboyusa.com (external link). They look great for infant photogs! Im probably going to order a privet house here shortly.


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