Kristi's Photo a Day

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 14



OK enough of the food shots. On to something cuter. Maya lost her second tooth today. She was so brave and pulled it out herself!

I feel like I am getting the whole focus even if it is off center thing down. Now my goal is to figure out white balance. I spend so much time fixing white balance issues. But, when I change the white balance setting to the incandescent bulb setting my pictures end up completely blue. Anybody out there know what I am doing wrong. Do I need to use a card and set it manually? I have to say that sounds like a huge pain if I am only going to take a few photos. Is fiddling with it in Lightroom easier?

PS I cheated and ran the dodge tool over Maya's eyes to bring out a bit of sparkle. Thanks Tammy for the tip!

12 comments:

  1. Such a great shot. Eric was talking to me about white balance - he said that I should be shooting RAW and then adjusting white balance is much easier. Brave Maya!

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  2. Ohhhh, the sparkle is WONDERFUL - gotta find this tip!! Congratulations, Maya!! Hope the tooth fairy brings you something special tonight - you were such a brave girl to pull it out yourself!! :)

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  3. Precious!! Wonderful catchlights in her eyes and such a sweet photo!

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  4. She's so beautiful Kristi - and even cuter with a tooth missing :)
    I so have to learn how to work my camera properly!!

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  5. This is such a beautiful shot! It showcases the missing tooth perfectly!
    I have been fiddling with settings on my camera too, and I can't figure anything out. I find it easier just to edit a bit in Photoshop....although I probably should do some reading to better understand my camera.

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  6. This is seriously adorable!!! I shoot only in raw now and then use camera raw in my cs3 to really tweak the white balance. I do use Custom white balance but its kinda pointless with raw anyhow so I dont stress over it. She is such a brave little one. I remeber when Lily began losing teeth. I would beg to pull the wiggly ones for her and she was totally not having it LOL!!

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  7. dimplesanddumplingsJanuary 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    BEAUTIFUL photo!!!! And BEAUTIFUL little girl!!! I get the heebie jeebies pulling teeth -- Maya's a brave one! :)

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  8. Maya is so cute and you did a great job with the photo! She must be so proud that she pulled it herself!

    I only have a P&S so couldn't help you out on the white balance. I use Lightroom on mine.

    TFS!

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  9. Perfect eye color and shirt match! What's with this sparkle thing? Let the CDS folks in on it.

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  10. Wow! this is amazing Kristi! Her eyes look beautiful (like always!) and love the missing tooth smile! I was hoping for the magic white balance answer in your comments today! Let me know if you get it! :)

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  11. What a gorgeous eyes! Fabulous shot Kristi. I also love your food shots. Thanks for stopping by, I'll visit your often. :) Kisses

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  12. Beautiful photo of a beautiful girl!

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