Just a little practice for Valentine's Day:
Ack! super dark. I forgot to bump my ISO up before taking the shot. Then I probably could have bumped my SS too. Not a huge deal since it wasn't a moving target, but I really need to get in the habit of checking all 3 settings.
auto white balance, curves adjustment in GIMP
I would have preferred the background to go more white. it is still too blue. I also have a crease in the cardboard I was using and I couldn't figure out how to blur it out. Any suggestions on either of these?
Ideally, I should have sat the stool further away so the background blurred properly, and then that wouldn't have to be fixed in post. Live and learn.
Shutter Speed: 1/8
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash & Lightscoop
Note: this was fully manual setting, finally!