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Lovely warm hearted image.
Dave, I'm from Bishops Stortford.
Very happy and uplifting image - great timing (and boy -I bet you had to be patient to get this!).
Cracking shot, Dave.
Very sweet natural image!
perfect --- congrats on the EC
It was only a matter of time before you got an EC - all your work is so full of joy and nicely photographed. Excellent. I personally prefer your pic Dad & Izzy (that would have got my award!) - but all of your shots are great.
What light set up do you use by the way?
Great photo. click
Congrats! Gorgeous kids!
Superb, superb, superb. A well deserved EC. Congratulations. Klicked. K.
Is this a composite image?
Very, very good image. Brilliant
And congrats on the EC!
Beautiful,both the shot and the children,well done on the EC.
Well deserved the EC. this is a very fun image, great expressions. Pin sharp and great detail, white background choice really makes the image .
One to treasure.
Well deserved EC
Fabulous timing, composition, and expressions. The sort of picture you can only get when your models are completely relaxed. Congrats on the EC - well deserved. Click.
Thanks for all of your kind comments - and for the EC!
To dpf - yes it is a composite image! We did and try and shoot it "live", but the kids weren't going to play ball! On each occasion, the kids were shot slightly off-centre frame with a parent grabbing the kids attention. The chosen shots were very easily merged together with Photoshop.
The lighting is a very easy set-up (I'm too lazy to do complexed ones!), 1x Bowens flash with softbox above the camera, and another head fired at a white wall. Its that simple!
A stunning image. Well worth the EC. Click.
their expressions are so beautifully matched! great capture!
I could see straight away it wasn't one image, shame but none-the-less a fun pic.
Thanks for sharing the lighting info Dave. It works a treat.
Well deserved and very lovely!
Another great one from you. I love this - very natural even with the Photoshopping.
I would be VERY interested in a quick sketch (via Paint or similar)of your light setup if you had a spare second. I am at the start up stage and just not confident with lights yet.
Any chance? SUSAN
Susan: I'm TOTALLY c*ap at drawing. That's why I'm a photographer!!!
The lighting set-up is dead simple....
I'm lying on the floor with my camera aimed at the subject. Above me is the key light - 1x flash head with an approx 40" softbox aimed at the subject. The other flash head has a medium sized dish on it which is aimed at a white wall positioned behind the kid(s). The exposure of the background light is approximately 1 stop more than the key light to ensure that the white background is white and not an off-white/grey.
That it all there is to it.
Hope this helps.
Hey Dave! Thanks - this is great. I'll give it a go and see! Thanks for the reply.
Wonderful shot of a fun moment
Beautiful and brilliant. Very well done.
Thanks for the response - it's a very good match-up (especially the eyes). Well done!
Just love their expressions, this is a stunning shot. Perfect skin tones and superb clarity.
A well deserved EC
Came here from the forums thought I would have a look at your portfolio, now that I have recovered..LOL
Congrats on the EC! Super portrait! Love their expressions!
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