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Growing up

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by Terri French, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Little Harlee is here with us this weekend. I still had my studio set up in my basement from an earlier shoot. Harlee has beens such a stinker about having her photo taken, but after she got dressed this morning I took her down and let her play with the light for a minute. She sat down in front of the camera for a few seconds and I got this shot. She WON'T smile if you have the camera pointed at her and she know it.

    EDIT:
    I'm going to rework this photo later today. I'm off to work now but have found a few things I want to change.

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  2. You need to get a remote and get out from behind the camera. If Harlee can look at you and talk to you, she won't be able to resist smiling. I know I couldn't :wink:.
     
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  3. Phil

    Phil

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    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    This is a nice shot Terri. Even though she isn't smiling it's a good natural shot. Did her ribbons have black in them because the left side looks like her hair is cut or missing?
     
  4. Frank,
    How could you use a remote when they are constantly moving. It would be so hard to get the focus right?

    Phil,
    The ribbon did have a dark color in it. I'll rework the photo and see if I can bring out the ribbon a bit. Thanks for noticing it. I overlooked that detail.
     
  5. She seemed to be holding still for your sample, so I'd think it's mostly a matter of encouraging that behavior, by making her feel like a participant in creating a picture. Try showing her the image on the LCD immediately after you capture a snapshot of her. Once she establishes there's a causal relationship between posing and starring on the little tv, you won't be able to stop her from posing.
     
  6. I tried all that. She's just a VERY active little girl who doesn't sit still for more than about 5 seconds at a time.

    Maybe Shelby will be a better model. I'm sure once Harlee gets a little older she will be better. Jaden sure has improved now that he is 3 1/2.

    Toddlers are so hard..... The twins are impossible. Candids are all I can get of them.
     
  7. Shelby's very easy right now... she just lies there - lol.

    But you're doing a terrific job with them, Terri. I hope I can do half as well with Shelby and those that, hopefully, come after her ;-).
     
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