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My Toddler Cuddling His Toy

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My 2-Year Old Toddler Cuddling His Toy Monster

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dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
22 Mar 2018 8:30AM
A lovely family portrait. Get prints, and give them to every relative who loves him!

Spot metering and manual exposure need careful handling, but whether by judgment or luck, they've worked here. I would almsot always use Aperture priority for this kind of image, simply for speed. Children move and change mood fast: no time to be adjusting settings.

Ideally, a little more light on the face - but I recohnise that flash would ruin the mood, break the spell.
22 Mar 2018 10:17AM
Brilliant and outstanding shot!
22 Mar 2018 11:19AM
A lovely image Andrew. The lead shot for me by far. Much better definition. Pam
DaveNewbury 3 5 3 England
22 Mar 2018 11:28AM

I agree with John in his comments, but I think the mod is to light and has lost some definition ( That's photography for you no one sees the same photo )
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2018 11:47AM
Nice family stuff. The face is a touch flat due to the lighting and would respond well to some work with the dodge tool. The problem, often with family 'at home' shots are things like skirting boards in the background. You do fully understand how spot metering works? The area you meter from MUST equate to 18% grey or you will need compensation.

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4177 Canada
22 Mar 2018 12:04PM
Lovely moment you will treasure forever.

It will benefit with a little more exposure on the face, and an increase in contrast, and this is mainly, as suggested, due to a combiation of spot metering underexposing, and the light conditions. Though not using flash, if you set the flash exposure compensation at -1.33, and use it in AV mode it may help.

Three mods, the second is a little less saturated, the third brighter

Well done



22 Mar 2018 10:02PM
thanks for the comments all very much appreciated, I managed to get this shot after hours of trying kids ain't easy to photograph at that age kept trying to grab the camera but I managed to distract him just for a couple of mins and that was my result, I've never really tried this type of photography but its something id like to do more of just need to learn a tips on posing models etc.. I have uploaded a mod to get rid of the distracting background and added another backdrop.

again thanks for the critique much appreciatedSmile
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1741 England
25 Mar 2018 6:14PM
My tip is to make sure the background is reasonably (but only reasonably) clear of distractions, and shoot pictures. Don't worry about dropping in substitute backgrounds: in 40 years ,it's the boy you will want to see, not the clever PS stuff.

Document as much as you can of growing up - but don't let it get in the way of being a dad.

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