Before & After #7 - Baby Sophia

Last week I blogged Sophia's newborn session, and mentioned the gorgeous house that was to be our backdrop that day. I'm pretty sure I could live in just the living room. The couch was the perfect shade of red to match the striped ottoman that I wanted to take home and use as a prop for every session I had booked in the future. As a photographer, you always want to strive to get the best image that you can - straight out of the camera. This saves you precious time and frustration at the computer later. However, when shooting newborns, I strive to get the exposure and general composition correct, and correct backgrounds as needed in photoshop. Sometimes it's a blanket where you've shot at just the right angle to catch the edge of it, sometimes it's a couch. Does it look like a couch in the background to you?

Canon 5D, 50 mm f/1.4 @ f/2.2, 1/125 sec, ISO 800, Edited in Photoshop CS3

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17 comments :

  1. WOW!!!! Fantastic edit! It's amazing how you edited the background!!!

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  2. No, not at all! You did a great job blending the couch away.

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  3. Cute little baby bum! Nice textures and colors to bring out the softness of the baby.

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  4. Beautiful background and thanks for the idea! I never thought of using the back of my sofa as a backdrop before!

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  5. Great job with the background and I really like the vignetting.

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  6. Love this shot, I agree with the others, great work taking care of the background.

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is stunning! No, it doesn't look like the couch in the background. Beautiful edit.

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  8. Cool! How about a tutorial on how to do that? Just beautiful:)

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  9. the edit really draws the focus back to the baby!

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  10. This is perfect! Have to agree ... you did do an amazing job with the background! Just lovely! Also, I wanted to thank you for dropping by my site, for your welcome, and for you kind comment! Looking forward to seeing more of your work around here! :)

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  11. That is so sweet! The colors....the sweet baby....the awesome ottoman.....and the perfectly sweet edit!

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  12. Seriously sweet! I ve that color with her dark hair. Beautiful edit!

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  13. Background fixing is awesome. Beautiful photo!

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