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Old 11-30-2009, 02:43 PM
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Re: Child Photography - ( Images and Ideas )

Here are a few relatively new ones.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:46 PM
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Re: Child Photography - ( Images and Ideas )

Ward, I have to agree with Mike. The images are priceless, but the backgrounds are terribly busy, and the images could be much better without the distraction. If you want the Christmas tree background, try throwing the trees out of focus with a wide aperture so the eye goes to the children rather than the tree. Or move them farther away from the tree.
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ok here's a start for me in this thread

my two week old Granddaughter

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Love it. Absolutely love it. I can't even suggest converting it to B&W. The colors are too soft.

It just makes you want to pinch her cheeks.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:25 AM
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Ward, I have to agree with Mike. The images are priceless, but the backgrounds are terribly busy, and the images could be much better without the distraction. If you want the Christmas tree background, try throwing the trees out of focus with a wide aperture so the eye goes to the children rather than the tree. Or move them farther away from the tree.

Thanks for the tip and I agree with you totally! I'll have to get my photography to set the aperture wider for sure. She was using an 85mm prime so moving the kids forward away from the tree wasn't going to work as we were shooting in a narrow room. I guess I could select the background in another layer, gaussian blur it, blend it to soft light, layer mask the girl, flatten the layers...see?
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Re: Child Photography - ( Images and Ideas )

These are my grandkids---not pro like some of the others here but not too bad for snapshots
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:28 AM
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Thanks for the tip and I agree with you totally! I'll have to get my photography to set the aperture wider for sure. She was using an 85mm prime so moving the kids forward away from the tree wasn't going to work as we were shooting in a narrow room. I guess I could select the background in another layer, gaussian blur it, blend it to soft light, layer mask the girl, flatten the layers...see?
Significantly better. There is less attention on the tree and its lights. My eye went straight to her face.

Try the lens blur filter in the future, though. It has a more realistic depth of field blur.
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These are my grandkids---not pro like some of the others here but not too bad for snapshots
Those are very well done for "snapshots." Nice mood to them.
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Love it. Absolutely love it. I can't even suggest converting it to B&W. The colors are too soft.

It just makes you want to pinch her cheeks.
Thank you Alex , and another great two from you, Love the one in the chair
and another great tip about using the lens blur I would of gone down the same road as wardpics, but tried out the lens blur and liked it

Swarbees great shots, and great keepers
Some great ideas and tips coming out of this thread, great stuff

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Thank you Palms -- when my granddaughter was brand new I took pictures and adjusted the backgrounds much the way you did but it wasn't as good because the baby was laying on knees and when the knees went away the baby was floating in mid air. Yours is priceless!
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same kids different day
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