Day 3 - Almost a Crawler

Here is my little miss getting up on her hands and knees.  So far she only goes backwards, which makes her a little mad but she will be crawling in no time.  About the picture, In her room she has pink curtains so I tried to move them back as far as I could because they make everything look kind of pink. It wasn't the best time of day for lighting on that side of our house but i was able to lighten it a bit in editing.  Again today I included a black and white as well as a color shot (two different pictures though).  A reminder, I am still learning my way around my camera and photoshop elements so I am looking for any cc that could help me get better!

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  1. How old is she? Mine is 8 months... she scoots all over the house (think Army low crawl), goes from belly to sitting on her own, pulls up to standing on things, etc. I don't think she's ever going to do a standard crawl! Aren't they FUN to photograph!?!

    A few questions: Are you shooting in manual? If not, what setting are you shooting in (auto, AV, TV, portrait, etc)? Do you have Adobe photoshop? Or just elements? Only asking b/c I could help you around photoshop easily - I've been using it for years. But I don't use elements, so it's a bit foreign to me.

    Things I love: Your subject matter, your perspective/angle, your overall lighting effect.

    Suggestions: On the b/w, use levels and curves to bump up your contrast (more black and white, less gray). This pic is a TAD underexposed, so I would lighten it up. I like it better in color, as the tones are too similar for b/w (IMHO). The shadows are lovely, though. If you spot lighten, don't lose too much of those :)

    Hit me up if you want to chat about it!

    1. Lori, my little one is 6 months old tomorrow! She doesn't go from belly to sitting yet and sometimes tips over from sitting yet :) she is a lot of fun to photograph but not always cooperative!

      I started shooting in manual but ended up switching no no flash mode cause they just weren't turning out very well.

      I only have elements because it was way cheaper and I am just taking pictures of my family. I am guessing I would have to adjust that in expert mode, I have mostly been using guided mode. I will check into that though. I do not know how to spot lighten but maybe I will try to find a tutorial on it.

      Thank you so much your comments have been really helpful :)

  2. I love the color photo. It is the perfect angle to capture her huge moment! I love her red hair!