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Anyone remember this girl?

Yeah, it's been a long time since I've put any new photos up!  I'll spare you an excuse.  I got a background stand for Christmas, so today I cleared out the dining room and set it up during nap time.  Rory helped me get everything figured out.  I've never really had a huge desire to do background shoots, but the frozen tundra called North Dakota has forced me to do something different.  The lighting in the dining room is actually really good.  Check out those eyes.  I didn't have to do anything to them in post processing.  So far, so good. 


Edited:  Here is the SOOC (straight out of the camera) version of the first photo, resized and sharpened for web only.  You can see it was slightly underexposed, and there was a weird color cast coming off my blue walls in that room.


Someone please tell me what to do with her hair!  It is looking so awful these days.


Last year about this time, we took Valentine's day photos with a lollipop like this.  I was going to post one of them, but I actually cringed when I opened them back up.  Yikes!  I'm definitely a year older and wiser in the photography department!


Notice anything missing?  I got three or four frames in when she took a big bite and the top half of it shattered!  I love her expression in this one, though!


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  • katie - SOOOO cute! Your daughter is absolutely precious! I especially love the first and last ones. Are you using paper or a fabric backdrop? I know what you mean about cringing at the old stuff . . . I do that all the time!

  • Megan - Thanks, Katie! I used seamless paper in these shots.

  • Paula - Fantastic. She is such a cutie pie, with amazing eyes.
    So you mentioned NOT touching up her eyes, but do you mind sharing what editing you did do?
    I am curious if I could get my (very amature) pictures to more closely resemble yours. Thanks!

  • megan - Paula – On these photos, I did minor touch-ups to her skin, ran a USM, and then adjusted levels, color balance, and curves. Cropped and added a vingnette. When I get home, I’ll try to remember to post the SOOC for you so you can see the difference.

  • Paula - Thanks for the SOOC pic and info Megan! It is helpful to see the “before and after”.
    I got a Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti in 2008 and I am doing my best to learn everything I can. I have a long way to go, but it seems I learn something new every few days.
    Thanks again for sharing your skills! Oh, and I am going to be requesting you as a friend on facebook. You can see some of my novice pics there. Please don’t feel pressured to accept. I will still come here and enjoy your work regardless! Thanks again. 🙂

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