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    First time baby shots

    Totally not my usual thing but took the opportunity to try out baby shots while visiting my friend and their 2 month old baby.

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    Good enough to send to them or do these need some work?

    Thanks.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Hi Bobo,

    That's an adorable baby.
    The only thing I would say is, next time take care of all the saliva drooling. It might look cute to the parents but the pics would look even better without them.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Thanks Sahil, will see if I can clone it out.

    If there is a next time -
    rule 1 = no drooling...

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    Trust me dude, you won't be able to stop the drooling. You will need's mumma's help to keep wiping it off..
    Possible for you to put SOOC pic?

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    SOOC - converted from RAW with minor adjustments.
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    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U..._1495-sooc.jpg

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    Drip fixed ok?

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    Re: First time baby shots

    I can't see the pics, Bobo
    Must be something wrong with my internet connection
    But, it wasn't the saliva I was worried about but the details lost in the eyes.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Odd about not being able to view. Probably the connection.

    Thanks for rule 2 = watch eye details.

    Eye brightened up a teeny bit.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Looks better to my eyes... What do you feel?

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Thanks to your hand-holding the edits do look much much better.

    Thanks Sahil, truly appreciate the help. Will come in useful for my usual type of pics as well.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Happy to help.
    But its all your work, I just pointed you towards the concerned areas.
    Great going...

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Because of my newbieness, I am usually afraid to make people look bad so avoid shooting friends, family etc. But with a baby thought at least he cannot complain so gave it a go.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Come on... You shouldn't be too worried. I am sure the kid's parents would be way too happy looking at those pics.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    IMO, if it were not for babies, dogs and sunsets; camera manufacturers would sell far fewer cameras!

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Hehe.
    They liked what they saw on the LCD. But parents will like anything of their kids...

    I think people are generally shy about having their pics taken by rank amateurs and worry that they will come out different from the vision they have of themselves.

    Quite right Richard.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    They look great Bobo. And parents are generally nowhere near as picky as the photographer if you've caught the essence of the child.

    Great editing incidentally. Did you happen to look at what they look like in Sepia - it can give a warmer feel than B&W which sometimes suits child photography a bit better - especially when the kids are smiling. Did you also think about lightening his eyes a touch in the second photo just so you can get a bit of detail and be drawn into them? I think as they stand now they're just a bit too dark to grab your attention.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Thanks Malcolm. The dad is an occasional photographer but became a p&s guy when his wife got pregnant and more so now with the baby.

    In fact he was instrumental in my getting a DSLR (bad guy!) as he kept laughing at me struggling with the S90. We used to go out shooting back then and it was quite a sight with him on his big Nikon and me on the small thing.

    Back to the pics - will look at the eyes again. I am sure detail was lost during the conversion especially with the full-on.

    They are already slightly sepia'ish. Go heavier ?

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    They are already slightly sepia'ish. Go heavier ?
    I thought they might have been but wasn't sure. I think it shows up more in the second than the first. Just an idea to try - to the point where you start getting a hint of skin tone if you know what I mean. Sometimes it works better, sometimes it doesn't - depends on the photo but it's worth having a look at.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    Redo of the full-on. There was not much detail in the eyes unfortunately but lightened it up a bit. Toned more towards sepia.

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    The side-view pic - looks good to me with just a tinge of brown. Anyway have already sent that off to the dad so will leave it at that.

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    Re: First time baby shots

    What do you think?

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