The most photographed teddy...

My go to when I am experimenting (which I am here!) I want to photograph my 3 grandsons (I know, I know, never work with children and animals...) on Friday on this blue paper backdrop. I don't think I'll ever get the position of my lights right, and can't get rid of shadows either.
Still, undeterred I soldier on, and keep practising :)
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posted February 14th, 2018  
Brilliant shot, very sharp Jackie...Fav
posted February 14th, 2018  
So cute. It looks good to me.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Lovely, sweet shot!
posted February 14th, 2018  
Beautiful lighting!
posted February 14th, 2018  
Gorgeous - I look forward to seeing your grandies too.
posted February 14th, 2018  
So cute!
posted February 14th, 2018  
aww, cute! Great lighting!
posted February 14th, 2018  
Cute Teddy. He is a good stand in. I think you are doing a fabulous job with your portraits of children.
posted February 14th, 2018  
love the blue Jackie
posted February 14th, 2018  
A lovely composition. Fav!! 😀
posted February 14th, 2018  
Aw he's lovely, and he looks very comfy. Let's hope the children are happy to copy him - can't wait to see :)
posted February 14th, 2018  
Hope your grandchildren will sit as still as your stand by. love the blue backdrop.
posted February 14th, 2018  
Oh that must be Winnie-the-Pooh ... love how you use these stand ins.. such a good idea ... esp when little people are involved ... hope it works out for you :)
posted February 14th, 2018  
the background really works
posted February 15th, 2018  
And he is beautiful!!
posted February 15th, 2018  
What a stand out Teddy you have ...
posted February 15th, 2018  
This is so cute!!
posted February 15th, 2018  
Love this. It made me smile:) fav
posted February 15th, 2018  
He is so cute.

Maybe you could ask Paul @paul10 he is excellent at this type of lighting.
posted February 15th, 2018  
Love your stand in and your backdrop:)
posted February 15th, 2018  
Awwwwww...so cute! Love the lighting....
posted February 15th, 2018  
fabulous lighting
posted February 15th, 2018  
He's a sweetie- and I'm sure the portraits will come out just fine. There's no shadow on the face and that to me would seem the more important. Cute shot.
posted February 15th, 2018  
I'm surprised @onewing didn't divert you over to Gavin Hoey on Youtube. He's a fantastic teacher and does most of his videos from his small home studio. I'll find you a link when I have a minute. I think this is lovely. The light on the bear looks good and there's a nice vignette at the edges. If you mean the shadow under the chair, personally I'd put another light into my set up low down on low power as a fill in flash. If you haven't got another light maybe use the silver side of a reflector to bounce a little more light back into the shadows. Hope this helps 😉
posted February 19th, 2018  
@paul10 - thank you Paul for your helpful advice, that's really kind of you! I will check out Gavin Hoey, he came to our camera club last year, a great teacher and talks in fairly plain language too! Will also experiment with fill in flash/reflector. My set up in my home is very 'compact' and I struggle with finding the right place to put lights/reflectors etc.
posted February 19th, 2018  
@jackie8. You're welcome. I have the same problems at my house. Would love a big studio completely clutter free, but that's not gonna happen ant time soon. Gavin Hoey is my photography hero, where portraits are concerned at least. Lucky you for being able to meet him. I'm very jealous 😀😀
posted February 19th, 2018  
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