First Attempt at Tummy Shots...
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I really like your first image. I don't mind the sheet. As Colleen suggested, extending the background onto the floor would have greatly added ...
The first image was my favorite also. I just love what you did to it Hub! Completely chaged the look, love it.
I really like your first image. I don't mind the sheet. As Colleen suggested, extending the background onto the floor would have greatly added to this picture. If you also move your subjects farther away from your background, it would have been more out of focus to minimize the sheet appearance and make it look more like a canvas.
I tried making those changes in Photoshop. It's a low res image, so the editing is a little crude. I also vignetted the corners to keep the viewer's attention on your subject. See what you think.
But it's a great image. Ton's of love is evident.
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Here's my attempt at the first shot...which is really cute btw.
Keep in mind when shooting to allow for cropping...unless this has already been cropped. The Mom's head should have some space at the top. And watch you don't cut off hands, feet etc. The Mom could have brought her hand up into the photo or you could have zoomed out a bit to include it in the photo.
the before and after
just the after...I did a little color correction, burning and dodging (shadows), blurred the background and sharpened and lightened the whole photo a bit. Now that I see it up here the Mom's cheek is a bit blown probably I over did it a bit...oops. But that kind of thing is adjustable in photoshop...I would just turn down the opacity of that layer or fade the effect.
Here's some ideas....fleece or a velux blanket make great backdrops. less wrinkles for sure. roll your fabric don't fold it. pull it tight and clamp it to keep it pulled tight. extend it onto the floor...you could put a sheet of plexiglass on top to create an awesome reflection of your subject.
this is my 'best' model....my granddaughter Hannah
total newbie trying to make friends with my NIKON D40X W/18-55 II, 55-200 VR DX,
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the SB 600
#2 is my fav...but I like them all They are great for a scrapbook for the new mommy to be....
Everyone thanks for the tips-
Effiemay- Thanks so much for all of the awesome suggestions. Very Helpful! I love to fill the frame so much that I really need to remember that I can do that in photoshop... and I can't wait to try some of the backdrop ideas.