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Old Nov 5, 2011, 5:45 PM   #1
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I'm attaching some shots I took of my new granddaughter (yeah, proud grand pop). Used house lighting along with high (1600 ISO) to avoid startling the baby. Would appreciate any and all comments/suggestions with these shots as well as ideas/suggestions regarding best use of the hot shoe for flash. I'm shooting with a Canon Rebel XTi, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. I have a Canon 430 EXII Speedlite.

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Old Nov 5, 2011, 6:50 PM   #2
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Congrats from one Grandpa to another. Mine was a few years ago. I think you are doing a great job with the flash, as well as the high iso usage. Will be watching for future posts.

My Granddaughter's "birth" day.

Went back and looked again...these are very nice.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 5:32 AM   #3
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Thanks Robert,

Getting more experienced with the use of aperture and shutter speed priority settings. These combined with mid to high ISO are getting me the "flash free" shots.
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All 3 are very special in their own way. #1 is classic.
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Old Nov 6, 2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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congratulations all the pictures are great ..... i think the first would have been better if the hand wasnt on her back , but babys are just so fragile so it is a risk i would have also liked to see it in a black and white

the third i like it just the way it is
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Congratulations on the new granddaughter. All three pictures look wonderful and the first one needs to be in a frame hanging on a wall.
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All three are great....
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congrats from another grandpa they look good to me
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I love how sharp and in focus the eyes are. That's textbook perfect I believe!
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 5:39 PM   #10
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I love these all. Great job.
On #1, you can see a shadow, which is a bit of a shame. Do you have a diffuser on the flash?
On #2 your daughter (or daughter in law?)'s eyes are so striking, and there's a bit more light on her face and on her hands than on the granddaughter, that you're instantly drawn to mom (and mom's hands) rather than the baby. Maybe that's your intent, or maybe that's how it just turned out in a low light situation, and it's an awesome pic in and of itself, but the focus, to me, is certainly not the child. (Maybe use a bit of burn to turn down the intensity on the hands?? I dunno, I'm bad at those sorts of edits)..
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