The Ever Smiling Josh
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Sometime in November, I was asked to take a portrait of my nephew Josh. I have not done a portrait for a long time, so I was excited and obliged to do the work. If I remember right, I think this was the very first time I did an infant portrait in digital (the last being shot in film of a niece almost 8 years ago).|
Since I only have just one flash (a 430ex), we located the set in a room with two big windows, one in front of the subject and another to his left. I used a white cloth on a cushion as the background. I also crouched low for the shots.
My flash was fitted with a diffuser and pointed upwards (90deg). I also had my 50mm lens on.
In PP, levels adjustment, selective gaussian blur, selective sharpening
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Very beautiful composition and lovely kid, Josh!
Excellent colours with good contrast and ambiance!
nice composition...clear details and sharpness are well seen...you capture his cute smile amazingly...i like the color tone added with white background...tfs
- [2009-04-19 19:33]
Sharp focus on the eyes. Well done. I believe you forgot to dodge both top corners. If you want to make sure you have a pure white background, always use a Level and move the middle cursor to the max side for highlights. You'll see the darken area where Dodging is still required... Do the level (and don't apply it, just cancel it) until you see nothing around the subject. that way, you always get a pure and nice whitebackground!