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I had my first shoot yesterday. It went well for the most part. The baby she was 6 weeks old and was sooooo tiny only 8 pounds! I got to hold her and OMG baby fever sank in more. She was a bit colicky/gassy so she was fussy a lot. which made it even harder. the parents wanted me to shoot them with her crying and I didn't want to.
But I'm sooo kicking myself! I didn't tell them to move, they were standing in front of my lights. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. :'( Grrrrrrrrr. so most of the pictures are dark form shadows, which means lots of PPing. (I think part of it was how I had the studio set up, not much room for them to stand elsewhere and the mom seriously brought in 6 bags of stuff- her purse, diaper bag, her pump, the dads backpack, change of clothes bag, so there was stuff everywhere. I moved my studio the other way now for next time and to ask them to move. (thankfully it was just practice and I learned my big mistake for next shoot this weekend)
Here's one that I have PP'd. (more to come, hard to find time to edit with a crawler who barely naps now I still have photos to edit from a shoot the weekend before last as well, I feel like I'll never get it all done. Which of course is stressing me out and thinking that I shouldn't try to get into the photo biz if this is how it's going to be, but I want too, man this is so hard, I'm having a mini melt down)
Anyways on to the PP'd fam pic
Last edited by LindsLuvsSi; August 3rd, 2009 at 02:11 PM.
It looks GREAT! The lighting is dramatic and complimentary. I like! I love how the parents are both looking down and the baby is straight on.
I can't wait to see more! PP will get easier as Zane develops a regular nap schedule and starts to go to bed well before you do. I don't even try to PP while Reid is awake. I always wait until he goes to bed.
What was your lighting setup like? What are you using?
Last edited by Bre+Will=Reid; August 3rd, 2009 at 02:13 PM.
He can't wait for Zane to go to bed at 7, silly kid doesn't like sleeping!
I was using: Nikon D90, 16-85mm3.5-5.6 lens, 2 softboxes, 1 reflective umbrella.
Reflective umbrella behind backdrop facing them, one soft box on each side angled in, one as a key (brighter) and one as a fill (lower) lights.