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Old May 21, 2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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I couldn't shoot fast enough so she had already begun pulling the toys out of the basket when I made it back to the camera. :-)

Background is black seamless paper. Key light is shot through umbrella above and to her right. Fill light is large softbox placed left of camera(subject's right).

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Old May 21, 2005, 2:46 PM   #2
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Rodney,

You say she was pulling toys out before you got to the camera, so was this something you caught without posing? It's a very natural look and the exposure is right on.

I think I've read all of your comments on this forum and I enjoy reading them. One thing I haven't found was what type of camera do you use?

Nice work.

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Old May 21, 2005, 3:14 PM   #3
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i really enjoy this one rodney.. the pure black background works very well here.. the expression and pose ( whether incidental or not) are wonderful.. the highlights in the hair are beautiful.. and my eyes naturally rest on the cute little girls big eyes.. nice work as usual..

to me a picture such as, where there is some interest and action, is much better suited to a child than just sitting them on stool with a generic background.. and i am sure the child's parents will treasure this one for years..

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Old May 21, 2005, 3:44 PM   #4
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headhunter66:
I had demonstrated and explained to her that we would reach in and get out a toy when I told her to do so. Of course, when I made it back to the camera she was slinging them out everywhere. LOL

I use Nikon D100, D2x and Fuji S2pro. I use the D100 in studio and the D2x and S2pro are for weddings.

Thank you for the comments.

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It is difficult to get children this age(20 months) to sit still so it is most likely you'll get an action shot. :-)

Thank you for the comments.

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How do you get an image THAT sharp? Even with my 70-200f/2.8IS on my 20D I've never had anything like that.

What processing did you do to the raw image?
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Paul(UK) wrote:
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How do you get an image THAT sharp? Even with my 70-200f/2.8IS on my 20D I've never had anything like that.

What processing did you do to the raw image?
I always use primes, shoot raw with in-camera enhancements such as sharpening and contrast turned off. In Nikon Capture, I apply a curves adjustment to boost hightlights and run USM and that is about all I do with portraits. I did some further touch-up to this one since posting. Here is the fix.

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Old May 22, 2005, 3:32 PM   #7
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Rodney,

You're always giving us other guys something to shoot for. This is a great picture.
I hope her parents appreciate your ability. HOWEVER... She should be charging you
to model.

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Rodney, I love the lighting in this. Thanks for sharing.

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Old May 24, 2005, 9:13 AM   #9
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Really nice, Congrats,...

What´s your camera Rodney?
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Old May 24, 2005, 6:25 PM   #10
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Love this picture.Sharp and great lighting.Also the way she is looking at you it makes a great picture.Thanks for sharing.



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