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I had a baby shoot and wanted to give the family something to never forget about how precious and small their daughter was....
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I had a baby shoot and wanted to give the family something to never forget about how precious and small their daughter was.
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Contest Finalist in Shooting Hands Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Anything Babies Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2
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Contest Finalist in A Sense Of Touch Photo Contest
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Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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We Love Mom Photo Contest 2019Top 10 rank
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 rank
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Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 20 rank
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22 Comments | Report
jettahlily008 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 June 08, 2017
Beautiful capture & composition!!! :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 26, 2017
Lovely portrait! Congrats on your finalist award!
sharilee
 
sharilee October 09, 2017
I love this!
reneeprewittpickett PRO
 
reneeprewittpickett December 10, 2017
This is soooo precious!!!!????????????????????
RJNear
 
RJNear February 04, 2018
Classic
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
Thanks for your feedback!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst February 04, 2018
So very good
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
I really appreciate that David! Thanks for commenting :)
williambarrows
 
williambarrows February 04, 2018
Love your BTL. Thank you.
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
Glad you enjoyed the insight William! Take care!
anthonygerardfoley
 
anthonygerardfoley February 04, 2018
A very emotive portrait.
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
So glad that I was successful in conveying that! Thank you very much!
NancyFlemingPhotography
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 01, 2018
Nailed it!!!
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages March 01, 2018
Thank you Nancy! I really appreciate your feedback :)
mellymacdougallthibault
 
mellymacdougallthibault April 29, 2018
Beautiful💓
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi May 01, 2018
beautiful. voted
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography May 23, 2018
Very touching and tender image!
angiemartin
 
angiemartin June 25, 2018
Love this
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages June 25, 2018
Thank you Angie! One of my all time favorites.
IngerLise65
 
IngerLise65 August 12, 2018
Love IT
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages August 13, 2018
So glad to hear that, thank you!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots September 28, 2018
Amazing creativity and capture. Congrats!
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages September 28, 2018
Thank you very much! Hope you are well
speterson6
 
speterson6 October 14, 2018
Beautiful and tender image. Perfect in B&W.
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages October 14, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful praise!
Mimismountain Premium
 
Mimismountain October 25, 2018
Beautiful and touching!
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages October 26, 2018
Thank you very much! One of my favorite portraits to this date????
Snapsbysarah
 
Snapsbysarah December 08, 2018
Beautiful
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages December 08, 2018
I enjoy this one quite a bit. Thank you Sarah
adamjmckay
 
adamjmckay April 20, 2019
I am a sucker for a good black and white image
DreamCapturedImages
DreamCapturedImages April 24, 2019
Thank you very much Adam????
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist October 12, 2021
viewbug.com/challenge/blackandwhiteisgorgeous-photo-challenge-by-monikasigrist- if you participate would be wonderful 🙏🏻😁
FlipSwitch PRO+
 
FlipSwitch December 06, 2021
Beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
This was my first baby portrait session I have had. I took this photo in a friend's home whom is pictured here with her daughter. We stayed in the front yard and also inside in a dimly lit room.
Time
We started shooting early around 10 or so and I didn't feel comfortable using only natural lighting, which is why I ended using a flash.
Lighting
I really wanted to boost my portraits game, so beforehand I practiced shooting everything with my flash from cats, to selfies, even potpourri! I knew I wanted to just see the hands together in frame and to get everything else to appear black. I set my flash with a small softbox about 2 feet away at 45 degrees from my subject on a high power and reduced my shutter all the way to 1/320s. I still had to darken the background in post processing but if I had used a flash with ttl it could have been done in camera.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D7000 paired with my nikkor 18-108mm F/3.5-5.6, Yongnuo 560 IV and receiver, Photoflex xsmall softbox.
Inspiration
I wanted to show the scale of a baby compared to and adults hand. I knew that blacking out the background would give the portrait a more dramatic and classic look.
Editing
I did indeed. I put this into Photoshop where I reduced blacks, boosted whites, and painted in the black vignette to completely disguise the background.
In my camera bag
Everything! I have turned into a mule because I regret not having brought something along. For filters I use a Hoya HD Circular Polarizer, Hoya Pro 1 UV, and my favorite, the Hoya ND400 with a 9x stop of light. I carry my Nikon D7000 and D750 with my 35mm Nikkor F/1.8, a Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6, my nikkor 18-108mm F/3.5-5.6, Yongnuo 560 IV and receiver, and lastly my cable release and my 3-Legged Thing Albert Equinox tripod.
Feedback
I really enjoy filling a frame with my subjects when taking portraits. I find this really focuses on the individual(s) and makes you connect with them through a picture. It also helps to zoom in, which will cut out any distractions. Also adjust your aperture to blur your background. When you use a flash make sure to get as close to your subject without being in frame to achieve soft even lighting. Also remember to breathe and have fun shooting!

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