My Little “e”: Picture Share

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As most of you know, I have twin daughters.  They have been my motivation and inspiration for my photography.  They love what I do for a living and are so proud of me.  It is a great feeling.

And while they wish I spent less time online, they do love when I involve them in my business.  They love picking winners for my blog contests, coming up with ideas for the photo sharing challenges, and love helping me edit in Photoshop.  They also enjoy that I can take pictures of their teachers and principle and turn them green and blue.  This may come in more handy when they get even older.

Since my twins are now 8, they are starting to like occasional time apart. So a few weeks ago, while Jenna was at a friend’s house, Ellie and I did a photo shoot. We had a blast. She tells me what poses and props she wants.At some point I will get new pictures of Jenna to share but for now… Ellie (AKA my “little e”).

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And to proactively answer a few questions I might get asked…

I used my Canon 5D MKII with the Canon 85L for the closeups and Canon 16-35L for the full body shot. I used one Alien Bees light and a reflector.

The eyes were tack sharp with huge catchlights as the light had a Westcott softbox very close to her. I did not do much editing in Photoshop other than running through my big batch action and tweaking as needed.

And since it is good to critique your own work, my biggest complaint is the chair Ellie sat in.  It distracts from her.  Too late…  And I plan to re-do the skin tones on the bottom left photo as they are off a bit.

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Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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    Phillipa says:

    At first glance with the bottom right pic, her eyes are such big beautiful browns together with such a sweet smile/expression that the chair didn’t even exist until I went back and looked again. What a lovely little girl and image.

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    MariaV says:

    These are fabulous, Jodi. My favorites are the center and upper righthand photos. Can you darken or bokeh the chair in Photoshop?

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    mrsjling says:

    Its lovely! I didn’t actually notice the chair until you pointed that out.

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    Pam L. says:

    Love the sweet innocence of these shots, Jodi. You did a really nice job on the lighting and capturing the pieces of little e.

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    Pam L. says:

    Ellie,
    You did such a great job modeling for these shots! You have the prettiest eyes and a beautiful smile. You did awesome!

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    Alexa says:

    Ellie, what a gorgeous girl you are! You did a good job picking the poses- the photos look great! Your mom did a wonderful job as always. :) I love the photos you and your sister have chosen so far! Keep up the good work! :)

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    gina says:

    she is so gorgeous and I bet she loved the mommy time.

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    thank you everyone for the nice comments



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