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So, I took the advice herein to heart, and have made some new shots. Wanted to do it in sunlight-it was quite difficult to achieve decent lighting, and is clearly uneven but was the best I could do. The lamp shade on the right caused for a different lighting, and I couldn't prevent it with manual wb.
But, on the the three questions.
1. Is there a particular pose that you think works best? We are leaning towards pose 5, but are open to suggestions from others with a fresher pov.
2. Brightness. At the very end I compare a quick edit, first, the brightness is upped by .67 EV, I think it looks much better, but am having a really hard time deciding if it still needs to be even brighter (1.0 or 1.3) any advice in that regard would be great, I have a really hard time figuring out the specifics of lighting.
3. Edit: I edited out the non-pregnant, the single line, and the ClearBlue. I am particularly uncertain about removing the ClearBlue, as it almost removes the essence of what we are looking at. ALSO, I can only edit in paint, I plan to print this, and that poses a problem because when I save in Paint it reduces the size by 2/3rds, going from 3.x MB to 1.04 MB. I am very concerned about the loss of size when printing an 8X10 or 11X14 to keep in our book, and am not sure the benefits of drawing attention to that is actually worth the decrease in size. Maybe there is someway to save higher quality? I will check tomorrow. But, still, I am not sure about removing the ClearBlue either.
Here are the new shots, unedited, the all need at least some brightening.
aDSC04455 (1) by bmglen, on Flickr
aDSC04467 (1) by bmglen, on Flickr
aDSC04457 (1) by bmglen, on Flick
aDSC04472 (1) by bmglen, on Flickr
aDSC04480 (1) by bmglen, on Flickr
Edited version, looking for CC on brightness and removal of ClearBlue
aedit2DSC04480 by bmglen, on Flickr