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Feb 29, 2008 02:58 |  #1

Here are two of the best shot's of my 5 month old from my XTi that I got about a week and a half ago. I really like these two, but think that they probably need to be cropped at the very least. Any suggestions?

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The second one I was shooting in continuous mode and was very lucky to catch this pose but I still think it could be better, maybe I'm being too critical.

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Feb 29, 2008 05:56 |  #2

Beautiful little bub.:)
I did a little edit on these I hope you like.
B&W conversions ,sharpening of the eyes and a little cropping.
The pics look a little out of focus (OOF) but some prefer this with baby pics anyway;).
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Feb 29, 2008 06:10 |  #3

cute pics, a little extra pp and it will really help. here is a quick edit.

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Feb 29, 2008 06:13 |  #4

That looks really good. Thanks for the feedback. How did you "Sharpen the eyes". Do you just select the Iris using the selection tool and only sharpen that part? Yeah, I realize they are OOF, had to use auto focus because she was moving so much, and it didn't seem to get clear shots. I tried some BW conversions on my laptop, but hadn't tried the sharpening of the eyes, I like that effect.
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Feb 29, 2008 06:21 |  #5

An easy way to do it is to duplicate the layer sharpen everything the erase it all except the eyes.
other way would be to select just that area, feather the selection a little then sharpen.

I often duplicate a the layer then run a highpass filter then set that layer to overlay, the you can erase/blend that layer in without it changing the main image.

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Feb 29, 2008 06:35 |  #6

Cute photo's.. You have had lots of nice edits done on them already. :) I really like the one with the baby girl by herself.. She has beautiful eyes..


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Feb 29, 2008 07:21 |  #7

jde95tln wrote in post #5019083 (external link)
That looks really good. Thanks for the feedback. How did you "Sharpen the eyes". Do you just select the Iris using the selection tool and only sharpen that part? Yeah, I realize they are OOF, had to use auto focus because she was moving so much, and it didn't seem to get clear shots. I tried some BW conversions on my laptop, but hadn't tried the sharpening of the eyes, I like that effect.
Thanks again.

"There are many roads to the same destination" I did the sharpening on your little ones eyes by selecting the iris with the 'quick selection tool' then feathered by 1. I then sharpened 100% with a radius of 2.
Try using just the center focus (one red dot in the middle) to get the eyes in focus it is a lot better than the 9 point focus(dots everywhere) for these types of photos:)


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Feb 29, 2008 07:26 |  #8

you got some great edits here Are you shooting in raw? the first one needs a white balance adjustment. very cute baby =)




  
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Feb 29, 2008 23:54 |  #9

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

cdmonkey: I really like how you fixed her skin tone. I didn't shoot these pic's in RAW so the white balance is off due to the various different light sources in the room that I took that shot in, but it looks like you corrected that very well. Curious how you nailed her skin tone that well.

HeatherSik: Thanks for kind words. My wife and I love her eye too, I try and get good shots of her eyes as much as possible they are so blue.

PG07: Thanks for the tip on focusing, I'm going to have to try that.

ag93: Haven't played around with RAW much, but from what I've been reading in these threads and in some books I'm going to. Especially if I take anymore pictures in the living room like the one where it's just the baby. She was lit mostly from a lamp to her front right that uses a CFL and some light from the kitchen that has regular light bulbs and a florescent light. So I would either have to do a custom white balance, which there was no time for if I was going to capture the moment, or shoot in RAW and fix it later. So from no on I'm shooting RAW.

Thanks again everyone for the comments and ideas.


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