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jettahlily008 June 08, 2017
Beautiful capture & composition!!! :)
 
kathyk_abq September 26, 2017
Lovely portrait! Congrats on your finalist award!
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sharilee October 09, 2017
I love this!
 
reneeprewittpickett December 10, 2017
This is soooo precious!!!!????????????????????
 
RJNear February 04, 2018
Classic
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Thanks for your feedback!
 
davidparkhurst February 04, 2018
So very good
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DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
I really appreciate that David! Thanks for commenting :)
 
williambarrows February 04, 2018
Love your BTL. Thank you.
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Glad you enjoyed the insight William! Take care!
 
anthonygerardfoley February 04, 2018
A very emotive portrait.
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DreamCapturedImages February 04, 2018
So glad that I was successful in conveying that! Thank you very much!
 
kirstenhelenewollan February 11, 2018
Beautiful!
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Thank you Kirsten! I hope you are well :)
 
NancyFlemingPhotography March 01, 2018
Nailed it!!!
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Thank you Nancy! I really appreciate your feedback :)
 
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Beautifulđź’“
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tmlakshmi May 01, 2018
beautiful. voted
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marcbaechtold May 13, 2018
great composition with nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
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WolfEyesPhotography May 23, 2018
Very touching and tender image!
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angiemartin June 25, 2018
Love this
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Thank you Angie! One of my all time favorites.
 
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Love IT
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So glad to hear that, thank you!
 
JDLifeshots September 28, 2018
Amazing creativity and capture. Congrats!
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Thank you very much! Hope you are well
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speterson6 October 14, 2018
Beautiful and tender image. Perfect in B&W.
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Thank you for the wonderful praise!
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Mimismountain October 25, 2018
Beautiful and touching!
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DreamCapturedImages October 26, 2018
Thank you very much! One of my favorite portraits to this date????
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Snapsbysarah December 08, 2018
Beautiful
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DreamCapturedImages December 08, 2018
I enjoy this one quite a bit. Thank you Sarah

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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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Won Contest Finalist in Shooting Hands Photo ContestSeptember, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Anything Babies Photo ContestJuly, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2April, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in A Sense Of Touch Photo ContestSeptember, 2017

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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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