Friday, July 23, 2010

Brand New Little One

 Nikon D700, 60mm macro lens at f3.2, ISO 200, flash

I have not had the opportunity to do many portraits lately, or to photograph babies, so my skills are a little rusty.  I learn something every time, it is just a matter of remembering and incorporating it at the next shoot.  I know this new family is glad to have some images of their precious little guy, but I know I need to use a larger light source the next time and I would vary the angle of the light more.  I used my SB800 in the small soft box on the left with a  V card  on the right and that combination did work for this particular shot but not as well when mom and dad were in the frame too.  Baby J never really went to sleep (he is just resting here!) so we were not able to move him around for different poses.    Look at the hair on that baby!  It is a beautiful dark reddish brown and he will need a haircut soon.  Or maybe not, baby curls are pretty difficult to cut off now that I think back.


  1. I like the B&W one (surprise, surprise). It simplifies the whole scene so that you are looking only at the STAR. Nice soft lighting.

  2. I like the color one, myself. Simply stunning.