What a cute shot, I like the Christmas tree light bokeh.
I like it! Great composition! I like it that you took a shot of your baby from the back! Is the photo a little bit yellowish on purpose?
Moyca, it was too yellow! I don't know what I was thinking. I didn't custom WB in camera so I used the dropper in Lightroom and I used the white stripes on his shirt. But, going back to look at it, when I changed to custom WB postprocess, the yellows were way up. Maybe you can help me out. I did have a hard time editing this one as far as WB. (Maybe if I were shooting RAW it would have made a big difference, I dunno). I think some of the trouble I had was this photo was that it was underexposed and even after increasing the exposure, his skin seemed a little cool to me. I reposted this photo with increased exposure but WB as shot. Will you let me know what you think?
I find it very hard to take a good photo with yellow walls behind...we have yellow walls as well:) I usually adjust wb with lr presets (next to the dropper) and later (if needed) with sliders...on this photo I would definitely go down (right sidebar) to HSL and reduce yellow and maybe orange a little bit, maybe blue and also red...just a little bit...just play with those sliders...I'm planning to buy a grey card (I don't know what I'm waiting for:)...its so easy to set wb with grey card!! Sometimes I photograph just a plain white paper to set wb and it works fine...
I will try that with the HSL, I didn't mess with that yesterday. I feel ya with the yellow walls. I feel like our walls completely change color at night and go from a buttercup-ish yellow in the day to mustard at night. I should just custom white balance. Sometimes I use a white piece of paper, too. (I don't have a grey card, either and I have an expodisc on my Christmas list). But, lately I just don't take the time to custom WB in camera b/c it seems like it takes too much time when shooting the kids. (It really doesn't, though, I think I'm just being too lazy to run around the house and grab an all white piece of paper).