Baby Portrait

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  1. Johnboy2978

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    My wife and I were taking some pics of our daughter the other day. This is a re-shoot from an earlier attempt. Can I get some opinions on this please?

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    here you go

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    btw, congrats.
     
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    actually, my backdrop was completely black, and as i was re-sizing it for posting, I decided to give it a little bit of a gradient bg to break it up a bit.
     
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    Good decision.

    I think what you might be looking for would achieved with lighting that is more directional. I think the pose is pretty good... maybe a bit more of an angle to avoid the horizontal line. So, with this in mind, I would position a sofbox (or umbrella) directly above her and slightly toward the background, creating some shape.

    I hope this is helpful.

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    To be completely honest.. this makes me sad..
    I love these type shots but this little one looks so scared. I'm sure she (?) is completely safe tho. Nice shot either way.
     
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    Yes, I bet she was completely safe, but I know what Bethany means...I am imagining that she did not feel secure (I think it's the hand position). I just don't particularly care for this particular pose--maybe because I want to see more of her face but can't and her eyes look partially closed. It doesn't feel right to me...don't know why.

    Nice baby, though! :) I wish I'd taken something similar when mine were that small!
     

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