My first Pregnancy shoot !

Discussion in 'People' started by jebster, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. jebster

    jebster

    471
    Mar 8, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Jeff
    Hi,

    Here's a shot from my first pregnancy shoot.
    Straight from the camera.
    CC welcome!
    Thanks,
    Jeff

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice.
    I like that type of image
     
  3. I like it alot. It's a bit underexposed, but levels adjustment should fix that right up...
     
  4. jebster

    jebster

    471
    Mar 8, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Jeff
    Thanks Gail.

    Thanks Keith, It is a little underexposed but I don't want to loose the dark background. I'll play with levels and see what I get!

    Jeff
     
  5. cuss2much

    cuss2much Guest

    I had my first pregnancy shoot as well... [yesterday]

    I like the pose on the model...

    good work...
     
  6. Everybody's doing maternity shoots... I guess I'll be next. :biggrin:
     
  7. jebster

    jebster

    471
    Mar 8, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Jeff
    Thankss Maurice!

    I enjoy this type of shoot, I'll be doing more!

    Give it a try Keith, you'll like it too!

    Jeff
     
  8. ZBaum

    ZBaum Guest

    Nice setup, and I like the pose. As others have said, it's a bit underexposed. I also think that there could be a bit more separation between the subject and background (lighting is a bit flat). To try to improve on these things, I did the following:

    - Levels adjustment to bring up highlights
    - Curves adjustment to bring down shadows, while keeping midtones and highlights the same
    - Slight desaturation of the red channel to keep the skin tone natural

    Here's the result, let me know what you think:

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  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    My try with this shot ;)

    First of all, congrats on a wonderful effort. She's a very attractive woman! I do see some significant light falloff below her waist you gotta watch out for in full length shots. Happens to me all the time. I basically did the same thing Zach did with Levels and Curves, but chose to crop it a bit differently, placing her slightly out of the center of the frame. I first copied your original file from smugmug, then cropped it to taste, taking more some of the open frame off the top and bottom. Don't worry, I'll remove it off my pbase page soon.
    original.
     
  10. jebster

    jebster

    471
    Mar 8, 2006
    Pennsylvania
    Jeff
    Zack, Thanks for the CC, I agree it does need more seperation between subject and background. I be playing with it a little befor I give it to the model!

    Steve , Thanks for the CC too! I noticed the light fall off at her legs, I need to pick up a large strip softbox for my full length shots. I used an Alien Bee beauty dish for the main light and a Alien Bee large softbox for fill ( and a hairlight). I like your PP on the image.

    Thank you both!

    Jeff
     
  11. allenxchu

    allenxchu Guest

    beautiful model..
     
  12. Very nice Jeff.
     
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