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Old Jul 14, 2009, 1:02 AM   #1
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I've never been into taking pictures of my kids (more into nature and wildlife), so this is all new to me. I bought a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 for my D90 and was playing around yesterday trying to get a 6 month shot of her. This is one - just thought I'd share. CC always welcome!

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Old Jul 14, 2009, 2:23 AM   #2
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She's beautiful. What wonderful eyes!

I'm new and probably not the best photography expert to be talking, but as a fairly lay viewer, I do find the overwhelming amount of white to be distracting and a bit hard to look at. While I understand the attempt, the white of the fabric she's on and the background blend together in such a way as to overpower her. That's purely opinion, of course! Either way, such a cute kid makes any picture wonderful.
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I really like this shot, great exposure with the skin tones! What was your lighting setup?

I think you could crop in tighter as there is a little too much dead space however that is only minor and easily fixed.
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Thanks guys! I agree - the white is a little much. I will try a tighter crop later and see how it looks.

Mark - it's just natural light. I was shooting out of (or should I say, in towards) my garage.
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I'm really impressed then. Did you blow the background out in PP or was that just from the camera settings?
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I'm really impressed then. Did you blow the background out in PP or was that just from the camera settings?
I dodged the background a ton in PSE6. It was a white sheet, but it looked a little blue SOOC.
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That makes sense, I was just curious..... anyway, still really like the shot so a big well done.
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Your daughter looks wonderful.. the rest (technically) is yet to come. Keep shooting!
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Default my daughter at Mt. St. Helens, Washington State

My daughter at Mt. St. Helens a couple years ago. I love using only available light.

Shot with D70, I believe I was using a Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens, unrecorded exposure.

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I've never been into taking pictures of my kids (more into nature and wildlife), so this is all new to me. I bought a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 for my D90 and was playing around yesterday trying to get a 6 month shot of her. This is one - just thought I'd share. CC always welcome!

i love it .... i would love to know the process you have done ..... it is very good are you sure you dont do portraits
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