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Contest Finalist in Youngsters Photo Contest
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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29 Comments | Report
victorruiz
 
victorruiz September 18, 2014
Beautiful baby and wonderful image congrats
suesmith
suesmith October 05, 2014
Thank you, victorruiz.
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles October 23, 2014
Gorgeous portrait!
suesmith
suesmith December 07, 2014
Thank you, vsidles.
SherryAnnCloud55
 
SherryAnnCloud55 November 06, 2014
Such a beautiful baby and I love the B & W!
suesmith
suesmith December 07, 2014
Thank you Sherry for your lovely comment.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac January 20, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
suesmith
suesmith January 23, 2015
Thank you.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco January 20, 2015
Precious! Incredible portrait!
suesmith
suesmith January 23, 2015
Thank you.
lynette123
 
lynette123 January 23, 2015
what an amazingly cute picture.
suesmith
suesmith January 23, 2015
Thank you.
lindywalker
 
lindywalker January 25, 2015
just precious!
suesmith
suesmith January 27, 2015
Thank you.
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 27, 2015
Stunning photo. Beautiful composition and those eyes...
suesmith
suesmith January 27, 2015
Thank you.
heatherlinscottjulius
 
heatherlinscottjulius February 04, 2015
stunning!
suesmith
suesmith February 21, 2015
Thank you.
Unoeilsurlavie
 
Unoeilsurlavie February 28, 2015
beautiful
suesmith
suesmith April 03, 2015
Thank you. x
tinahogg
 
tinahogg March 30, 2015
Beautiful
suesmith
suesmith April 03, 2015
Thank you. x
DanushiaDee
 
DanushiaDee April 02, 2015
Stunning Shot.
suesmith
suesmith April 03, 2015
Thank you. x
TessMPhotography
 
TessMPhotography April 02, 2015
What a beautiful child, your portrait is just gorgeous!
suesmith
suesmith April 03, 2015
Thank you. x
Pattiharris
 
Pattiharris April 18, 2015
One word.....BEAUTIFUL
suesmith
suesmith April 21, 2015
Thank you Patti. x
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography April 23, 2015
well done!
suesmith
suesmith May 19, 2015
Thank you. x
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 25, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats!
suesmith
suesmith May 19, 2015
Thank you. x
dareco PRO+
 
dareco May 08, 2015
voted
suesmith
suesmith May 19, 2015
Thank you. x
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz May 11, 2015
This is captivating! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards.:) Good luck.
suesmith
suesmith May 19, 2015
Thank you. x
ChixPixPhotography PRO
 
ChixPixPhotography May 11, 2015
Aww, she's absolutely adorable. Great capture too. Congrats on the award. Well deserved.
suesmith
suesmith May 19, 2015
Thank you. x
suesmith
 
suesmith July 01, 2016
Wow! Thank you so much View Bug for featuring this image of mine. It is definitely one of my favourites.
paolocardone
 
paolocardone July 01, 2016
Bella!
suesmith
suesmith July 01, 2016
Thank you. x
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash
 
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash May 20, 2017
Nice
nicolerohrerphoto PRO
 
nicolerohrerphoto April 10, 2018
Beautiful child and photograph.
Tmhardwick
 
Tmhardwick November 28, 2018
beautiful
gabrielehafnereckel
 
wonderful portrait :-))))
toddcreed PRO+
 
toddcreed Jan 12
Those Eyes !
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Apr 18
So cute
mleskiw.wildlife_EC5E PRO+
 
What a sweet innocent image! Stunning!
Tasha-Memoirs
 
Tasha-Memoirs May 18
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in our living room. We were both sat on the sofa which is right in front of the large front window.
Time
It was during the afternoon but the light outside the window was warm and bright.
Lighting
Lighting is what makes an image. That and shadows but without the light there would be no shadows. Natural light is my particular favourite and comes in many different qualities - glowing, soft, bright, harsh and flat.
Equipment
The camera I used is a Fujifilm X100s with a Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed focal length lens. Hand held with no flash just the natural light coming through the window.
Inspiration
The hat. Haha. I had just finished making the hat (crocheted) for her and I was trying it on her to check it fit nicely. We were both sat on the sofa and she was bouncing around doing what 2 1/2 year olds do best. She was taking the hat on and off (hence her messy hair) and I decided I would take a picture to upload to a group I belong to on FB to show off the hat. I quickly got my camera to grab a quick shot and managed to get a few before she took off the hat and ran off to play with something else. It was after I loaded the pics onto my PC that I realised I had a good 'un. So, as you can see, it was the hat that inspired me.
Editing
I ran the photo through Lightroom doing the usual stuff - adjusting exposure, highlights, shadows, detail, sharpness etc. The image was in colour so I worked on it as a colour image. I then exported to PS and ran an action that lightens and illuminates the facial features. The colour version was uploaded to Viewbug and a few days later I tried it in B&W and ran another action to add more contrast. The black and white, I have to say, is my favourite.
In my camera bag
Not much really and I don't even have a camera bag. I just use a big shoulder bag just so that I always have my camera with me. In the bag I have my camera, spare battery, spare SD card, lens cloth and that's it. Oh! Think there is a filter in there somewhere as well. What more does one need.
Feedback
As you either know or can imagine, babies and toddlers cannot sit still for long and there is constant movement from them so just take loads and loads of pics. You will get lots of duds (blurred movement, out of focus etc.) but in amongst them you are bound to find that special photo that becomes a winner.

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