Portrait with 55-300


JamieT

Link Posted 01/02/2012 - 22:29
My cousins first born.




Need to practice some eye PP techniques.
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puma

Link Posted 01/02/2012 - 22:39
Great moment captured!
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davidstorm

Link Posted 01/02/2012 - 23:37
Beautiful.

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David
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Frogfish

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 03:49
Lovely baby but the eyes don't look right to me Jamie. Maybe it's the angle of the reflection, maybe the flash points are too bright (if you were bouncing the flash or had it diffused then you wouldn't get those). Love the rest of the shot !
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 02/02/2012 - 03:50

ArsenAl

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 06:56
wonderful!!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=119988161456736&set=o.213366252014638&typ... also 55-300
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Frankie

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 11:24
Looks perfect to me. I want one. Congratulations to your cousin.
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JamieT

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 21:45
The eyes were slightly destroyed by my poor PP technique. I shall have another go!
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JamieT

Link Posted 02/02/2012 - 22:17



Slightly more subtle.....
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carkaci

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 10:54
Excellent result with 55-300 What a cute baby !
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Emre

ChrisA

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 13:24
JamieT wrote:
Slightly more subtle.....

It is much more subtle - before there was a distinct suggestion of possession about it!

However, I'm not sure you need the dots of light at all.

It's taken with natural light, right? There's already a perfectly natural reflection from a window or something in both eyes.

I love the subdued, peaceful look.To my eyes, it's a very attractive capture, of a not-at-all bad looking baby. Perhaps just a shade more brightness would be better, but I won't quibble there.

So I don't see why you need some faked catchlights at all. Or am I misunderstandig something about the lighting set up?
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 05/02/2012 - 13:25

JamieT

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 14:23
Thanks Chris,

When I look back now I see how ridiculous they were!

There was a window some way behind and I was experimenting with a basic Metz flash for the first time. I had used bounce for most of the photos, but cannot recall how it was positioned for this shot, I imagine it was directed to the subject.

This is an 'original' version before I bothered tampering with the eyes (now slightly brighter)




Would you leave them as they are?
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Last Edited by JamieT on 05/02/2012 - 14:24

ChrisA

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 17:23
JamieT wrote:
When I look back now I see how ridiculous they were!

It's easily done.

The best thing, I find, when I can't make up my mind whether I've been messing with a photo too long on the computer, is to leave it till the next day.

I usually take one look, and go 'aaaaaargghhh'

Amazing the difference a fresh look can make.

I'd be inclined to go in there and carefully remove the light dots altogether. They're so small that they don't add anything, and almost look like hot pixels.

Much better now, though. Very nice, in fact. I wouldn't have guessed there was any flash at all, if not for the dots.

Respect to you, btw, for leaving the different versions up. Sometimes, people replace the earlier versions, rendering the thread a bit pointless. Hopefully it'll help someone.
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 05/02/2012 - 17:24

Blaze

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 18:19
It's a beautiful shot and the colouring is just perfect.
Funnily enough, I loved the first one, but it was only on seeing the subsequent ones that I could see that the light spots were too harsh and not quite right.

I have no doubt we'll be seeing more
Last Edited by Blaze on 05/02/2012 - 18:20

JamieT

Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 18:54
Maybe just one more!



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