Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Cakes


Meet Ella. She is my best friend's little one. I adore her. I snapped this picture of her last night at a weenie roast. My only peeve with the pictures is all the noise in it. It was getting dark when I shot this so I had to bump up the ISOs to 400 (I usually shoot at 100).

CC welcome.

50mm, f/2.5, 1/50 sec, ISO 400

14 comments:

Mindy said...

Noise schmoise! Mine was at 400 too. Her eyes are brilliant, and this picture is freakin' adorable!! I bet your best friend wants about 12 copies!! :)

Teri said...

This is gorgeous...what noise? I love it.

Erin Wageman said...

alright! How did you get her eyes to pop like that! I love it! What a great shot!

Rachel H. said...

AY CARAMBA! AMAZING PICTURE!!!!

Can't wait to get all the inside scoop on photography from you!

princess jen said...

Love how you captured her expression! A very sweet photo.

Shelby said...

What a face, make me smile.

Blake said...

you always capture the blue-est eyes! Stolen moments for you cus this is just great. This could be a cover for American Baby or somthing its fantastic.

Katy said...

good gravy, this picture is amazing!!!!! What an adorable little lady, I'm loving her popping eyes and her expression is priceless! What an awesome picture, Brittney, I'm sure her parents are STOKED about it!!!!

AprilF said...

What a gorgeous baby- great job on your focus!

Charlotte said...

Those eyes are amazing. Love it.

Do you have photoshop? Here's something to try (I copied your photo into my photoshop and already tried this): Duplicate the layer, then change the blending mode to "soft light". It gives it a little extra punch.

And if you're not sure how to do it, email me cgardunia [at] hotmail [dot] com and I'll gladly walk you through it in detail.

(I do this on probably 70% of all my photos, by the way.)

Brittney said...

Thanks Charlotte! I LOVE the extra punch it gave it!

Brittney said...

Erin, to get the eyes to pop...

In camera, I focused on the eyes. Anytime I have people in the picture, I focus on the eyes

In photoshop, I selected the eyes with the elliptical marquee tool and used the unsharp mask to sharpen just a tad. Go easy on the sharpening though or it can get a bit freaky ;) My settings were: amount 150, radius 2, threshold 10

Shanda Call said...

WOW!! Eyes are gorgeous!

Erin Wageman said...

Thanks!! I'm going to have to try it out! The picture is amazing!