The confession of an amateur photographer...
I think naturally I would like to pretend to the world that I can do anything... but I struggle in this area of photography terribly! LIGHTING! Yes lighting... which is now why I don't take indoor pictures very often anymore. Even with my two umbrella lights... I still cannot seem to get my lighting right.
This picture I have posted before on my site and I love it! I think this photo has a lot of potential... what you don't know and see is all the hours of photo editing is has taken me to get it this far... and I still I feel it is washed out and missing something.
In this picture I had terrible shadowing around my daughter. So thanks to photoshop I was able to edit most of it out. My other dilema was I used a sheet and although I ironed it prior to the picture... I still can see EVERY wrinkle I edited. So I did a vigenette blur around the photo. to blur out a majority of the wrinkles.
I attempted the white neutralizer on the background but I feel it washed out my daughter and the picture in general.
I love to use white backgrounds because they are so fresh crisp and clean... but is a sheet the wrong idea. How do you eliminate shadowing on photos "period". Why do white backgrounds washout my photos. What are the best camera settings. I just can't figure it out. How can I make my daughter pop in this photo? I have seen others take incredible photos with white backgrounds and perfect skin tones... why can't I achieve that. I have practiced and read, and practiced and read.... but it is like my camera doesn't appreciate indoor photos :D