Happy Birthday
Conveniently, their grandmothers have birthdays within a week of each other. These were printed 5x7 and assembled as homemade books, then given as birthday presents. They were huge hits.

The shot of me was fired by my son; the camera was on a tripod. He and Mommy made the letters.

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See this set strobist.blogspot.com/2007/11/lighting-102-balance-result....

Strobist: 1/60th @ f/5.6, ISO 100 for the background. One SB-800 at 1/4 into 43" white umbrella, high to camera right. One Westcott 30" square "sunlight" reflector (silver/gold mix) to camera left. One SB-800 as kicker, bare at 1/8th way left and slightly behind the subject (that one was probably a stop too hot, and also needed a flag/snoot/grid and a 1/4 CTO.). Strobes fired by CLS.

All processed from raw in Lightroom for identical color, exposure, contrast, etc.

Comments and critiques always welcome.
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