February 16, 2009

Adventure In Babysitting

I got to babysit my sister in law's baby today and it was so fun! Granted, she is only 5 months old and couldn't do much but I just love cuddling babies! She cooed and yelled and peed and spit up. Pretty much a normal routine day for her. I know her mom won't appreciate this, but I didn't put her down for her nap, I just held her the ENTIRE time! It's so much fun spoiling other people's babies....

So not only did I get to hold the baby, I had a chance to take her pictures too. Mental note, taking pictures of babies by youreslf... not a good idea!

This is SOOC (straight out of the camera), taken with my rebel xt and 50mm 1.8 lens with natural light.

I wish my headboard wasn't going through her head, but you make do with what you've got right? I love that she is somewhat smiling AND eating her hand at the same time. I think I took about 30+ shots and only this one was usable. What did we do before digital??? I can't even remember!

This is after photoshop

You know I LOVE photoshop right? I'm not really going for a natural look here, it might look over process to some people but I like it how it is. I used coffeeshop's free action (again!) but before I did that, I did adjust the temperture and exposure in ACR (adobe camera raw). If you are not shooting in RAW, you should get started! The actual shooting part is no different at all, there is no special way to shoot RAW vs JPEG. You do the exact same thing! RAW just takes up more memory. Then you go to ACR in photoshop, and you can adjust the picture like it is in camera. Go ahead, make the switch next time you take a picture!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Hey....she looks familiar! :) What a cute picture!