Amelia - September Portrait

September 09, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

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First let me say that I have a strong appreciation for baby photographers and their ability to generate such creative and beautiful images. It probably helps that many of them are also moms and let experience inform their images. Recently a young friend of Claire and I gave birth to a daughter, Amelia. As I seem to do often, I offered as a present to do pictures of Amelia. Now all babies are by definition beautiful and Amelia is certainly no exception. Most of the shots were with three lights. When I looked at various websites of baby photography, the shots I liked the most tended to be "high key" in nature, with few dark tones. This particular image was one of my favorites. Jennifer, Amelia's mother, held the main light directly over head. A fill light was fired through a diffuser camera right and I also used the on camera pop up flash, with a diffuser, for on axis fill light. In post processing I also used the NIK Color Efex high key filter to enhance the overall effect  but making sure I did not washout the color in the cute little hat mom had knitted for Amelia. Shot with Nikon D300 with Nikkor 17-55mm @ 55mm, 1/60, f7.1.


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