Okay, I'm sort of racing against the clock! My husband and daughter are doing the food shopping and I've just finished editing some pictures I took today. I went crazy, took about 300 or something. Let's see if I can post them all before they come home.
I've been experimenting with my camera settings and trying to use natural light (so no flash). In certain instances, I had to up the ISO to 1600 so quite a few of these, to me anyway, are a bit noisy which I point out. Since they are pictures of my baby, I decided to edit and post them anyway. For an entry level D-SLR I am, however, pleasantly surprised to see that it handles high ISOs without noise quite well! With a moving child I had to keep my shutter speed at 160 - 200 at times, also high. It was quite a challenge trying to get the correct exposure not really being able to compensate anywhere. Some of my Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) shots were hurting, but I was able to salvage them. Then again some of my SOOC shots were gorgeous so I guess I'm learning! There are too many to post before & afters so I've attached mostly retouched versions with a couple of SOOC shots so that you could see the exposure differences. By the way, I spelled out SOOC for those that aren't yet hip to the photography lingo. Let's just say only less than a month ago, I was not HIP to it myself! I actually had to google the acronym.
I don't know if anyone else is having problems attaching images to posts? I usually upload from my computer which apparently is not happening since it's down for maintenance. Who knows when I'll have another moment of free time. Last time, as an alternative, I uploaded my images to Picasa and attached them from there, but this takes longer. Now that I think of it, it's kind of weird that I was able to upload to Picasa since Blogger and Picasa are all powered by Google. I guess it was a fluke, because I just tried it and am getting the same pop up message that Blogger gave me. Very frustrating for a busy mama who doesn't have the luxury to pick and choose when to post.
Here are a couple SOOC shots followed by their retouched version.
I was going for a 1960's feel here.
WARNING: approaching the Noisy, noisy, noisy.
I don't think as noticable retouched.
The remaining pictures are all retouched.
I feel like this is a little over exposed, but I love the softness of her hair and the detail of her curls.
The one below I feel is especially noisy.
This one too!
Noisy yet again.
I don't think it's as obvious in black and white.
Now, to mix it up a bit! My mom bought these for herself and they were just so cute I had to take some pictures. I couldn't resist with all the sparkle! Gorgeous colors! No toe polish required.
How 'bout some stars and stripes? These ones are barely retouched. These came out the best!
BELOW: This bathing suit is actually hanging from my kitchen chandelier where the light is BEST! It just pours in through my 8 foot slider.