Sweet Baby Sailor
I have LOVED this project. I hope to become a photographer in the future so I truly enjoyed using this as an opportunity to build my portfolio. I think that the assignment requirements also helped me to focus on certain details of a baby that would be ideal for a photo shoot. It was so fun!
Taking pictures of sweet little Sailor was a lot of fun.I used a 50mm lens to really dramatize the crisp focus and blurred background. This made the project of capturing details a lot of fun.I hadn’t realized how difficult it would be to take photos of a baby. It was really tough until I changed my camera setting to sport mode. Once I did this, I was able to eliminate the blur that happened because of her frequent movement.
I was a little bit worried about the lighting considering I took the photo indoors. I was surprised by the good lighting that happened just from opening my blinds. In Photoshop, there wasn’t a lot of adjusting to do on the lighting of the images.Most of my editing was adjusting contrast. This really made the colors and lines pop.
After taking only a few photos, I thought I was done. Then, Sailor started being incredibly cute so I started taking photos again. I was glad that I did because when I went to look at the images I’d taken, I only found 13 that were good. From this, I learned that its always better to take tons of photos because you have no idea which ones will actually turn out.
These photos are perfect for framing in a family room or printing off to give to grandparents. I was glad that these photos could communicate some of the cute attributes of this adorable baby. She is very observant and very calm which I think is the message of these images.