Baby portraits for c&c

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  1. wisv1k

    wisv1k TPF Noob!

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    I am just getting started on portraits after shooting evidence photos for many years. I have lots to work on in terms of composition. What do you think of these? Thanks in advance for the feedback.

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  2. TJ K

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    1 looks either out of focus or in editing you brought the sharpness way down but either way the baby should be much sharper. GL
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    I like the composition in #1 but would like it more if you had brought the camera up a little or not cropped so much of the woman's head off. Keep practicing!
    BTW I think evidence shooting would be a pretty cool gig!
     
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    Wonderful pictures. I cant see any oof. I have to pass on the tech side since Im still new but if you were to present these to a client, I think they'd be very happy. I think they are very good.
     
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    There's a slight yellowish greenish cast in the kid's skin/face on #1. Easy fix though. I can't decide if I like the background or not.

    #2's really nice. I like the lighting here, nice catchlights in the eyes also. I might try to brighten up the right eye (on top) to match the other a little better and burn a little around the right cheek to show a little more separation of the head and body.
     
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    I personally am just getting started too but I tend to like the 2nd one and think the first one would look good in black and white as well. Good Luck!!
     
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    Thanks for the comments. Keep them coming please!
     
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    That baby is just a beautiful subject. Gorgeous eyes! The color is a bit yellow on the first shot and me I'd have definitely cropped it in a lot closer on the left to bring the focus of the shot in a bit tighter on the 2 subjects. Pic 2, needs some sharpening, and some work on the B&W tones. It's a bit flat, but it's a lovely shot otherwise and I wouldn't change a thing about it composition-wise.
     
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    Nice shots, and what a beautiful mother and child.

    For me, I would try to focus on the babyès eyes next time rather then the mothers, because they are really only getting the shots because of teh baby, and in #1 the mother is more in focus the baby.

    I like #2 as well, but there seems to be a lot of lost detail, maybe the pp or the lighting. Beautiful still.
     
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    It may be pp, I am also just learning Lightroom too. Lots to learn but lots of fun too. Something tells me I will have plenty of opportunity with my daughter. Thanks for the comments!
     
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    I think the second one is superb. Personally, the first one doesn't really jump out at me.
     
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    beautiful shots.. great mothers day pics
     

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