Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby portraits Chris & Kate's baby

This past weekend I had the honor to photograph Chris and Kate's baby.  All three were so cooperative and fun to photograph and I did not want the session to end.  I used the flash off camera to create the different light effects.  In the first image the flash was held by my great assistant [my wife] behind and to the left of Kate's head.  It created a very nice soft light to bathe the image with soft light.  No diffuser was used since the flash was off camera.  It was set to TTL and the camera was set to aperture priority.  Settings: f/2.8 1/60 second ISO 200.  I converted to an antique B&W in Lightroom 2.1

In the second image the flash was held above the couple with the goal to light the face of the baby.  Settings f/5.0 1/60 second ISO 200.  I used 5 vs 2.8 to get more of the image in focus with a greater depth of field.  The B&W was created in Lightroom 2.1.

There are many other images that are 'my favorites' but these are a few that highlight a beautiful family.  As always, get out and capture the beauty of life!  Oh yea, don't forget your camera on Thanksgiving.  Take some creative poses.  Maybe the kids/family praying, thanking the Lord for His blessings on our lives!

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