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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:03 pm 
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Hi:

I really love B&W photos, take a look and feel free to comment on them as I am still learning and appreciate the help. The photos are of Sarah, she is our 5 week old daughter.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:22 pm 
Mitch,

Congratulations on your daughter! Your three photos are almost faultless and really capture her innocence. The only little suggestion I have is on the 3rd photo: you could have adjusted the towel so that you could see all of Sarah's face. Excellent otherwise, and I would recommend you printing some of your shots to make into a photobook.

All the best.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Hi Mitch, lovely photos!

Are you shooting in B&W, or are you shooting in colour and converting? I'd always sooner do the latter so at least I have a colour version if I need it - shooting in RAW also gives you more flexibility when it comes to converting...


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Photoj and Gordon,

Thank you for the comments. I agree, I should have adjusted the blanket. But if she woke up my wife would kill me. :shock:

Gordon...I shoot in color and adjust in Photoshop, I learned that hard ways years ago with my first digital camera.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:23 am 
:D Adorable !! Congratulations :)
And the shots are very very nice as well.
It's great to be able to immortalize these precious moments. You will look upon them with such joy and compassion later as she grows. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:05 pm 
But you made the right shot because you came down to the level of the child.

This give so much more impact than shooting from above.

So you are on the right track in regards to composition etc :)

A few adjustments with blanket and other tweaks and you would have had a great shot, but you know that now.

Also think about a warm colour equivalent shot too. Say slightly blurred. You can get filters to create this effect. The shots are amazing is soft and in colour.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:49 am 
mitchel,

Those are wonderful shots!! Certainly you have a very natural and unselfconscious model to work with - a natural indeed. Doesn't hurt she's beautiful either :-)

Technically and compositionally you nailed it too. Very nice!

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:50 pm 
Wow, lovely shots, for me number one is just priceless.

Cheers Ormina


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:53 pm 
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Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!!

I hope she doesn't mind modeling for me when she gets older. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:41 pm 
congratulations! she's beautiful!

i actually love the fact that part of her face is hidden by the blanket in the 3rd.

another suggestion would be to forgo the flash as it *looks* like you're using it... if not ignore me lol... but baby pictures look much better sans flash, imo.


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b. wrote:
another suggestion would be to forgo the flash as it *looks* like you're using it... if not ignore me lol... but baby pictures look much better sans flash, imo.


Thank you for your comments.

I'm pretty sure I was using a flash and bouncing it off the ceiling. I'll play around with using no flash, but I'm not sure if my lens (Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6) can pull it off.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:42 am 
kick your iso up if you must, and put her near a window. i think window lighting adds a nice softness to infants - i've taken many pictures of my own kids with the same... in fact, i have several very cherished shots of my daughter at 3 weeks old that i got using window light.


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b. wrote:
kick your iso up if you must, and put her near a window. i think window lighting adds a nice softness to infants - i've taken many pictures of my own kids with the same... in fact, i have several very cherished shots of my daughter at 3 weeks old that i got using window light.


Thanks for the suggestion, I will wheel her changing table over to the window and see what I can do.

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