Newborn w/ A99, 24-70CZ, PC Buff Einstein/Softbox, Imagenomic Portraiture

Started Mar 28, 2014 | Photos thread
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alextardif Senior Member • Posts: 1,224
Newborn w/ A99, 24-70CZ, PC Buff Einstein/Softbox, Imagenomic Portraiture

My 10 day old son

Figured I'd share a couple of shots of my boy I took a couple of days ago.  It was harder than expected trying to get a good angle of him and get the lights right (still learning studio strobes) to create that soft look I see in all newborn pro photography.  In any case, the setup was simple with large soft box above and a medium below for fill. I really wish A99 would sync up to 1/250, as advertised, but it can only do it at 1/160 or slower before the curtain shows up in the frame, bummer.

Basic retouching was in LR 5.3, followed by PS CC where I got rid of red spots in his newborn skin and then evened it out in Imagenomic Portraiture on default setting and then layered at 60% Opacity.  Portraiture is pretty cool, my first time using it so I've probably overdone it a bit, I'll be exploring this plugin a lot more in the near future.

The color temp seems warmer in the top image due to him getting moved around quite a bit and I had the room temp way too high, he cooled off later and weren't so red!

Gotta give it to the newborn pro photogs, this was no easy task!

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