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Discussion in 'People' started by jebster, Jun 3, 2007.
Here's a shot from my first pregnancy shoot.
Straight from the camera.
I like that type of image
I like it alot. It's a bit underexposed, but levels adjustment should fix that right up...
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!
I had my first pregnancy shoot as well... [yesterday]
I like the pose on the model...
Everybody's doing maternity shoots... I guess I'll be next. :biggrin:
I enjoy this type of shoot, I'll be doing more!
Give it a try Keith, you'll like it too!
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:
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.
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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!
Very nice Jeff.