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 Post subject: My frient and her baby
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:05 am 
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Shot through one umbrella with FL-50R:

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By null, shot with E-520 at 2010-01-24

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By null, shot with E-520 at 2010-01-24

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By null, shot with E-520 at 2010-01-24

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By null, shot with E-520 at 2010-01-24

Friend came by one day, and I had my background behind, so I took couple of shots...these are the one I choose to pp and gift her for her b-day.

So, critics are welcome - what can I do better in order to make better shots later ?
Thanks

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Of the lot, I think #4 works the best. The warmer white balance makes the shot look a lot more appealing. I like the pose in #3 the best, though I think you could have backed off a little and kept the baby off center.

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They are quite high in contrast with very little midtones apart from the last one. I did some tweaking on the first one just to satisfy my own curiosity and I must say there is quite a bit of room for improvement IMHO.

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The original files look like this:

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That's when I stopped adjusting them and saved as PSD so I can go back to it whenever I wanted to.

I really liked the experimental results I got with my pp and uploaded first 3 pictures here to hear other opinions.
I didn't offer to mom no pictures yet, just trying to figure out what should be my final result.

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I must say that I think the camera (and photographer) did an excellent job getting the right exposure for that shot. A lovely blue-eyed pink baby. I think mum will love how that one looks. If the others are like that too then I think in this case a mostly 'hands off' approach might be the one to go for. A slight increase in contrast or 'clarify' function is all I would change in that last photo.

The edited version has also lost much of its colour. A high key edit can suck a lot of colour out of an image. I posted a tweaked image a while back in another thread that shows the effect quite clearly. Just luminance tweaking there with a huge effect on colour too.

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Whoops... Just noticed I had my (uncalibrated) monitor still set to a slightly less bright preset when viewing this last photo. Which makes me want to suggest an additional slight lowering of the brightness setting too.

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