A few things I learned:
- I still struggle to consistently survey the area for distractions when taking family photos or individual photos for friends.
- I still struggle during crunch time to find solid shade vs. dappled light
- Reading through The Maternity Posing Guide that Courtney @Click It Up A Notch suggested was more than helpful.
- And I always learn that while kids are cute and fun they would rather be running around than posing for a photo. Get Creative and move fast!!
This is week I submitted the SOOC shot of the photo above to the Good to Wow flickr group. I am realizing more and more that I just don't have the time to be too creative with my edits, so I have to keep them clean when able. In ACR, I made some adjustments to exposure, contrast, white balance, and brightness. Then, in PSE 9, I ran The Coffee Shop's Perfect Portrait adjusting the layers to taste. Then sharpened and resized for the web.