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jasonlprice


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

I'm completely shocked that this photo did so well in the free study. I had all but given up submitting baby shots to free studies, but I didn't have anything else that I really liked for April and I don't want to miss a month's free study this year....

I honestly though this wouldn't get a 6....

For those of you who asked about specifics, here is the lighting setup:
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I used a single strobe flash with a homemade softbox. My softbox was a cardboard box with a whole cut in the bottom so that it fit over my strobe. I lined the inside of the cardboard box with aluminum foil and I covered the opening with about 6 or 7 layers of thin white plastic material. Actually I used a disposable white table cloth for the diffusion material.....

The flash was moved in really close to William (as close as I could get the box without it being in the frame) just above and to the left of my camera.

Processing was very basic..slight curves adjustment, selective sharpening, and Photoshop's black and white conversion command, resize, save for web. Here it is straight from the camera:
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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.9301
Avg (commenters): 8.7059
Avg (participants): 6.8785
Avg (non-participants): 7.0833
Views since voting: 3817
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 143
Comments: 33
Favorites: 22 (view)


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06/27/2008 09:31:16 AM
Wow.. realy nice and to me...perfect!
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05/09/2008 10:28:37 AM
priceless!!
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05/08/2008 02:33:02 PM
Jason...I love this shot and I knew it was going to do very well! You are doing great things with your new lights!
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05/08/2008 12:53:16 PM
How does one compete with stuff like this?! Excellent is an understatement, of course.
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05/08/2008 10:53:53 AM
What a perfect baby picture! And I am SO glad to see a baby photo in the top 4.

Care to share your lighting set up with us? Congrats on your 4th finish
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05/08/2008 09:57:26 AM
Oh Jason. . .you are KILLING ME! Wow! Congratulations on an honorable mention. Man. They really need 4 ribbons this time!

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05/08/2008 06:38:14 AM
Well done, Jason.
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05/08/2008 06:02:42 AM
I wasn't around to vote, but absolutely beautiful shot!
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05/08/2008 05:43:04 AM
Would have been 10 from me if i could vote, this photo's just perfect, congratulations!
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05/08/2008 05:05:28 AM
Jason, great shot. What f stop did you use here? There is wonderful dof through out and you captured the moment perfectly.
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05/08/2008 01:50:43 AM
Heyyy, there ya go, Jason! Congrats!
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05/08/2008 01:34:43 AM
Oh man.. I would have loved to capture a moment like this when my son was younger. So very tender and the lighting is perfect. WOOHOO!
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05/08/2008 01:02:55 AM
Fantastic stuff...I love this image, and usually kids and babies are not so popular...well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 12:49:49 AM
Beautiful.......
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05/06/2008 03:32:29 PM
absolutely love it! 10. adding as a fave, too.
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05/06/2008 07:34:38 AM
Back again to view and comment. Love this shot. Love the light, the look, the tightness of it all. Just a great capture. Bumping up and adding this - ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/649860.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/53147/120/649860.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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05/05/2008 07:53:09 PM
Beautiful B&W. Love the perspective & position, the crop, and the catch lights. Very well done. An 8 from me and ading to favorites. Good luck. Back to visit after voting on them all and I'm ready to give you a bump up to 10. NICE!
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05/05/2008 02:06:53 PM
Perfect with all those little appendages and digits crammed into that space. A wonderful portrait.
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05/05/2008 11:22:18 AM
Nice baby portrait suits b&w
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05/04/2008 05:07:19 PM
Adorable and timeless. One can get lost in a baby's eyes, especially this beautiful baby. I love the diamonds in the eyes. Nice lighting and soft detail.
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05/03/2008 10:37:56 PM
AAAHHH. What a cutie. Wonderful conversion, cropping and title.
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05/03/2008 10:04:27 PM
lovely eyes, skin is so soft looking.
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05/03/2008 09:32:20 PM
Aawwww, so sweet! The eyes are fantastic!
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05/02/2008 10:32:48 PM
I've seen a lot of baby shots here on DPC, but this one really nails it with a clear shot, wonderful details and an interesting pose. Not that a kid will intentionally pose for you at this age. How many tries did it take to get this?
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05/02/2008 09:09:37 PM
I can do that. ...not really + my feet stink.
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05/02/2008 08:28:57 PM
The only ten I gave this challenge. Amazing shot. Congratulations on such a wonderful 'keeper'.
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05/02/2008 01:40:08 AM
cute...

the clarity in the photo is par-excellence!! thanks for such a great photo
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05/02/2008 01:35:22 AM
nice work.
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05/01/2008 07:38:02 PM
A beautiful image. Love the composition and crop. Well done.
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05/01/2008 10:56:56 AM
So cute!! very nice is that a softbox in his eyes??
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05/01/2008 07:35:55 AM
I have three children and tried to get this shot over 4 years. Never happened, so to me this shot that you have produced is extra special to me. Everything about it reeks 10 straight across the board. Well done
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05/01/2008 07:18:14 AM
You've got to admore the flexibilty of babies! This is beautiful as B&W. Nice lighting and focus.
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05/01/2008 12:49:47 AM
Wonderful shot!! 10
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