Proud Grandpa Showin' Off

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My grandkids came over to the house Saturday so we could shoot some springtime pictures (their Mom said it was time). Setup was in the living room. I just wanted to share, I think they are the most beautiful little girls in the world (he says with great prejudice!). The chair we used as a prop belonged to the girls' great-great-great-great grandfather. He made it for his wife.

Thank you for looking.

Shot with D2Xs, 85mm F1.8 @ ISO 100, 1/125, f 4.0

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Very nice, Jim.

What kind of lighting setup did you use?
Seth,

I used a three AB800 setup. Light to picture left was shoot-through umbrella, about 5 feet away and slightly high (main light). Some fill light about 5 feet to my camera right & high, reflected off 60" umbrella for second light. Both lights feathered (not pointed square on). Was trying to create the classic "Rembrandt" lighting, but missed it (more practice). Back light was on a boom, 30 degree grid, pointed straight down from above about 7 feet high. Feather from this overhead light barely acts as a hair light. Subject about 6 feet in front of background.

Thanks for taking time to look. I appreciate it. Been working very hard on my lighting techniques.
 
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If I was you I would show off too! What beautiful children and a nicely done series. Really enjoy looking at your series, Jim. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Wow Jim...These are really good...Those first 2 are my favorites..Nice work

I am getting ready to buy my first umbrellas, stands and backdrops...I will
not get anywhere near this good but you along with everyone else give
me something to strive for.
 
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Jim, these are really fine portraits, Rembrant lighting success or not. Beautiful children, wonderful, natural expressions. You just couldn't ask for more. A top notch job. Thanks for sharing them.
 
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Jim the children and the photos are great.
Joshua,
Thank you for taking time to look and comment. I appreciate it.


Jim, these are really fine portraits, Rembrant lighting success or not. Beautiful children, wonderful, natural expressions. You just couldn't ask for more. A top notch job. Thanks for sharing them.
Scotty, thanks for the compliment. I love my grandkids, and they were in a good mood that day (some days we are not as lucky or cooperative). I guess we are our worst critics sometimes when it comes to our images. It's nice to hear from other folks. What a great forum!
 
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You lucky man!! great looking kids. You must go to bed every night with a HUGE smile on your face! 1 through 6 are the ones I like!

HHARRIS
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Those are awesome! I love 1, 2, and 3 and the history behind the prop. Great shots! It makes me want an 85/1.8...and a lighting rig :)
 
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