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Michele Kendzie, Photographer, Scrapbook Designer, and Mom of Three Unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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My First Non-Family Photoshoot

Day 358 Newborn Photoshoot | Today I had my first non-family photoshoot. This sweet little boy is three weeks old, so moving out of the bendable newborn stage, but he was wonderful to photograph. I had read through the newborn threads at Clickinmoms and created a little studio in my family room. I was nervous at first, but I set a custom white balance just before the appointed time and things went smoothly during the shoot. Ever ambivalent about going into business, this session made me feel that it is possible. Here's one of the many pictures that pleased me the most. I like the angle and his position. I wonder if it would be better if there was a deeper depth of field, but I was shooting wide open because even though we were right next to a window, it wasn't a bright day and the sun was getting low. Processing this whole session really made me want to take a processing class this year too. Manual 50mm ISO800 1/160sec f/1.8 In Lightroom I just raised exposure 0.6 and cropped a little.