Uploaded: August 13, 2002


Sobia Chishti August 13, 2002

I'm a new-comer in the world of photography and am trying to get a portrait like this one of my child. Good lighting, and very real picture. #7590

Amy Hummingbird August 13, 2002

Thanks so much, Sobia. I just loved it too, because his hair is so messy and he's picking at his knee. He'd just gotten out of bed.

I'm pretty much a newcomer too. The lighting was sunlight through the front door of my house. I've tried this several times, and the time of day really does make all the difference in the world. #11422

Sobia Chishti August 15, 2002

Yes Ammi, I've noticed his picking or scratching and it just draws the viewer's attention to look at. How did you create that dark background by the way? #11567

Amy Hummingbird August 15, 2002

It's a black bed sheet. About as far from professional as you can get! #11574

Sobia Chishti August 15, 2002

Haven't you read the article by Denise Miotke about making our own backdrops? I myself have used my husband's black sweater for a background. #11580

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