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Maternity | by Bitsy Baby Photography [Rita]
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I'm just teaching myself studio lighting and during this session I realized that if you place a light behind the belly (she's on a white seamless paper) it enhances her waist curve to look a bit more curvy. So for light there is natural window light to the back left of her and an alien bee 400 at 1/2 stop to the right back of her facing the background then an alien bee 400 to the right of the camera. I still have a shadow under her hand =(

All baby bellies do not look this smooth, I used Imagenomic Portraiture on this image at about 15 percent. For the black and white conversion I used Alien Skin Exposure 3: Films(grain off); Kodak T-MAX P3200 and tweeked the tone curve until I got the right level of contrast I was looking for. She had very dark skin and it's hard to get a good b/w with darker skin form what I've experienced but this looks pretty good I think =)

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Taken on October 2, 2010