I took this the day after the workshop and was really trying to get the catchlights in my girls’ eyes and took this on the aperture setting. Unfortunately, I somehow managed to change the exposure settings so it is overexposed. I have changed it to black and white and boosted it in iphoto and it looks stunning, but is there anything I can do to make it better in the colour version as the colour of my girls’ eyes is lost in black and white.

I'm a Sydney mum to 2 gorgeous girls and am pregnant with my 3rd daughter, who will join us at the end of March. I'm keen to learn more about capturing the best shots of my children and am excited to be learning how to use my camera.


  1. Aww cute picture! I took the picture to photoshop for a few short minutes and with some layering I was able to bring out the color in their skin a bit wihtout effecting the background colors and stuff. I was able to play with the dark and light of the photo so they didn’t look so washed out. Hopefully someone has a better suggestion for you though!

  2. Hi Sally, It’s possible to bring back some of the detail with iPhoto and I’m happy to give it a try. Email me the original file (unedited, straight out of the camera) and I’ll have a play. I can then tell you what I did.

    It would be more “saveable” with Photoshop so if you want me to do an edit for you I can do that and send it back to you.

  3. p.s. you have gorgeous girls 🙂

  4. Beautiful girls, love their eyes same shape but yet their own colour

  5. Thanks for the tips. Robyn, I’ll email you a copy for you to have a play with. Thank you! 🙂

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