I cannot get over how cute this picture is! In this image, Carson had just realized that we were going to let him destroy the cake. His face says it all!
How I took it:
I had two lights pointing at the background to eliminate shadows, I used a huge soft box in front of Carson. It was set really low (can’t remember how low) for a catch light.
I did have a speed light on my camera, mostly because Carson liked to look at it, so I could get his attention easily.
This picture actually has quite a lot of processing to it. While I didn’t do much to Carson (he had a boo boo), the background I chose was wrinkled. So, in photoshop I had to paint over it to get it to smooth out. I used the brush tool and clicked alt+click to choose a colour, then with 30% flow, painted over the backdrop. I used the skin clarifying brush in lightroom after ward to get the edges around Carson.
To get the image ready for social media I used the Colorvale plug-in to sharpen and save as a .png, which seems to get rid of that crunchy Facebook look.
And, that is how I made this picture. Feel free to take a looky at the exif. I used a big depth of field because… toddler, and a fast shutter speed because… toddler. :D