a few from my maternity shoot

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    thanks to those of you who helped me out with my maternity questions. i gave it a try and this is what i got. let me know what you think. i'm not as impressed as i thought i'd be. any pointers would be appreciated.

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    i like all but the 5th.
     
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    I know a lot of people dont like selective coloring in photos but I think #3 would be so cute with selective coloring on the bow only.
     
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    The second one is basically a crotch shot an all together a very unflattering pose. The first one has way too much soft focus, I think. All the color hots seem to have some pretty serious white balance issues, and the black and whites don't have much contrast. The black also looks clipped on a lot of the pictures.
     
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    yeah i actually did do that with another one of the bow pictures. it turned out really cute!
     
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    is there a manual setting for white balance? i'm not really sure about any of that stuff. these pictures were just practice shots thankfully so i'm glad i'm getting some constructive criticism. how would i make the contrast better on the b&w's? do you mean the corners look clipped with black in a lot of the pics? i noticed that too and i know what the problem is. my lens is actually broken and it's putting a vignette look to them. i tried not to use that lens for much though. thanks for your help!
     
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    i was going to say all the exact same things he said
     
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    Yes there is a manual for setting white balance it came with the camera. Some of those shots are wayyyyy to soft for my liking anyway.

    #1 is nice but to soft my my liking.

    #2 is a crotch shot but other than the "baby" on the shirt there is no way to tell this is a maternity shot.

    #3 Is a nice shot the white balance is off however. Selective color could be a good option on this for sure. Maybe would have benefited from a slight angle on her body. Also the crop is a little unflattering her hips go from side to side.

    #4 is nice It probably would have been better if it were a little darker actually.

    #5 Does nothing for me really.

    #6 Decent shot a light behind him would have reduced the shadow behind him and helped the shot.

    In general I would try and fix the stretch marks I know its a natural part of pregnancy but its still something I would try and fix.
     
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    Clipping is a histogram term. I meant that the black has fallen off the left side of the histogram and you're losing detail in the shadows. As far as white balance goes, I'm going to guess that you were on fluorescent white balance. Hopefully you were in a fluorescent room and did that in purpose. The problem is that the setting adds magenta to the light color to cancel out the green causes by fluorescent lights, but your flash is daylight balanced and therefore is causing the magenta caste. That's my take on the situation at least. I'm sure this all sounds like pig latin if you don't understand color temperature junk. Unfortunately, I'm on my way out the door to see a movie, so I can't explain better.
     
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    I like the fourth and sixth best
    I've seen shots with the blocks spelling out 'baby' before and usually they have the mom sitting at an angle so the blocks run vertically on the belly, rather than across. I think this would help outline the shape. with the black shirt, you can't really tell she's pg.
    the pic with the bow is a nice shot too, just not my style. but well done, I think.
     
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    its just the gurly girl in me but I think that is just the cutest!
     

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