soft & sweet


I shot this picture of G-man last week and while I liked the straight-out-of-the-camera shot, the slightly enhanced image above really does it for me. The lighting in the SOOC shot was a little low but the information was there. I shot it with a low aperature and a quicker shutter speed than I needed to capture my quick moving monkey. When I was looking at the shot yesterday I upped the levels a bit in Photoshop and ended up with this shot above. The curtains are true to life, so this is much better. I love the sweet look on his face and the softness of the image. I don’t even mind that totally blown out highlight framing his face. It’s my Best Shot Monday image this week.

13 comments to soft & sweet

  • Never That Easy

    Lighting is such a tricky thing – it’s certainly one of my biggest photography challenges. But I think that this came out beautifully.

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  • Naynayfazz

    Nice picture. The quickly moving monkey is so photogenic!

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  • ? pixie ?

    nte—I knew when I shot it that the shutter speed was too fast. Thankfully the info was still there when I corrected the exposure.

    naynay—I dread the day when he tells me to get the camera out of his face.

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  • Tanya

    I dig it. LOVE the lighting and the sweet expression on his face :)

    Mia already isn’t too thrilled to have my camera all up in her face.

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  • ? pixie ?

    tanya—Thanks! Your Mia looks way to young to protest the camera yet.

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  • Andi

    I do not know enough about all of your technical details, but I do know his sweet face IS soft and angelic…there is just something about chubby baby cheeks that get me every time!

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  • ? pixie ?

    andi—With that face I can’t help but take tons of pictures of him. I’m running out of space on my laptop we shoot so much.

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  • Vegas Princess

    You have such a great eye! I love this picture. He looks just naturally beautiful.

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  • ? pixie ?

    vp—Thanks. That means a lot to me. Seriously.

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  • Maggie

    Great shot – I love the light on his face…it looks great!

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  • Golightly

    It is a very sweet shot. he is adorable.

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  • BO Snagley

    I have been debating between your camera and the 40-D
    what do you think.
    i was looking at the 5D but it is to pricy for me.

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  • ? pixie ?

    maggie & golightly—Thanks ladies.

    bo—I love this camera. I would highly recommend it. If you aren’t going out to shoot fashion models for the cover of Vogue than I wouldn’t spend any more money than what the Rebel Xsi cost.

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