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xxx cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13

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♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
1st Apr '13

Did you use your flash, or is that just your bathroom lighting?

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 24927 posts
1st Apr '13

I suck with photography but dd is so cute!!! :)

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" Did you use your flash, or is that just your bathroom lighting?"


I used flash.

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" I suck with photography but dd is so cute!!! :)"


Thank you! So is yours!

Momma's Little Man-Keith 1 child; Ohio 347 posts
1st Apr '13

I'll be honest before realizing the duck was a faucet cover i thought it looked like a rubber duck toy that was floating in the air. Blonde moment :(

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting cookie monster (a and p):" I used flash."


The flash lighting is what makes it look off. The light is harsh on skin, and it also causes dramatic shadows...and not in a good way. Did you use a DSLR?
But, yeah. As far as editing goes, you won't need to fix it, generally. Just set your WB to an indoor setting, and if it's too dark inside, increase your aperture and extend your shutter speed (just not too long, 'cause LOs like to move). If you really need to use your flash, I recommend getting a diffuser, so the light is softer. I've even seen some tutorials where you can make your own.

Brandie Dawne Due November 10; 2 kids; Mt Vernon, Ohio 1234 posts
1st Apr '13

I think the lighting is off because of the shadows. I take my kids pics and I'm getting better but I'm having problems with the shadows. But I'm no pro obviously.

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" The flash lighting is what makes it look off. The light is harsh on skin, and it also causes dramatic ... [snip!] ... your flash, I recommend getting a diffuser, so the light is softer. I've even seen some tutorials where you can make your own."


Yes, I have Canon T3i, I'll keep that in mind next time I don't think I set the balance to that when I took this shot I had it set on "flash" and ISO 200 and my aperature was at 1.4. I really need to work on not using the flash because what confuses me is when I don't use the flash I get darker shots with shadows and such. Which do you set up higher when not using flash to get a better picture without using flash?

DccMsdBic Due April 26 (boy); Pennsylvania 6 posts
1st Apr '13

It def looks like the lighting of your bathroom. try changing the lighting settings on your camera just a tad! very cute picture though! I like having fun with the pictures I take, maybe try doing some black and white with color pop?

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Momma's Little Man-Keith :" I'll be honest before realizing the duck was a faucet cover i thought it looked like a rubber duck toy that was floating in the air. Blonde moment :("


lol, DD loves her ducks. We have about 50 in the tub.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting cookie monster (a and p):" Yes, I have Canon T3i, I'll keep that in mind next time I don't think I set the balance to that when ... [snip!] ... shots with shadows and such. Which do you set up higher when not using flash to get a better picture without using flash?"


I set the shutter speed to be a little slower and the aperture as high as it needs to be and then I switch to manual. It also could just be that it's not possible to take decent pics without the flash in your bathroom, if the lighting is that bad. That's when a diffuser would come in handy.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
1st Apr '13

Also, it looks like her hand is in focus, and her face isn't. I don't know much about canons, but my Nikon has a setting where it will focus on multiple places at once, so that I don't have to change the f-stop.

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" Also, it looks like her hand is in focus, and her face isn't. I don't know much about canons, but my ... [snip!] ... canons, but my Nikon has a setting where it will focus on multiple places at once, so that I don't have to change the f-stop."

The lens i'm using is always set on manual focus, it doesn't have the option to have the red dots if I put it on AF like my 35-55 lens does. The lens I used here is better than the other lens as well and has better aperture. It's a 50 mm 1.4 lens.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting cookie monster (a and p):" The lens i'm using is always set on manual focus, it doesn't have the option to have the red dots if ... [snip!] ... my 35-55 lens does. The lens I used here is better than the other lens as well and has better aperture. It's a 50 mm 1.4 lens."


Oh, I see. Honestly, it just seems like poor conditions for a good photo. You will be able to get good photos with better lighting, especially with a good prime lens like that.