This is baby A's big sister A. I did not know there were siblings (and a 2 year old at home!) until she came along on the shoot with her brother. So, I was not prepared to entertain her but have been acquiring some props and had a few toddler-sized tutus, some scarves, some Mardi-Gras beads, and then she found the wings that I had originally gotten for my dog when Maggie was in a pet therapy group and had to dress up for Halloween. Big Sister A is actually 5 but pretty small for her age so she could fit in a few things and she was just too darling to ignore so while her brother was taking a break I took a few shots of her --- totally undirected by me, she just naturally put herself in some darling poses (maybe she has had practice?). I know my focus is not sharp on her face in this one, but I love her expression. I hope to get another chance to photograph her and will be ready with a better set up the next time.
Camera info: Nikon D200, 50mm 1.8 lens at f1.8 and 1/60th, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance, SB800 in softbox at 1/128th power
Post processing: Curves layer for contrast, the Edge for global sharpening, Bring out the Eyes action, Touch of Light action on face, Creamsickle from Kubota to lighten and brighten but masked off skin, merged layers and lightened undereye area with clone brush in lighten mode, highpass filter, Bleacher action by Kubota at 25% opacity
SC Christmas Digital Papers
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