C&C child photographs

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ~justsarah~, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. ~justsarah~

    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    I've took the advice from my last post and hopefully it shows? :lol: I've also worked on the editing part of my photography.

    Please, be honest... I have a friend who wants me to take her children's pictures and would like to do a good job for her.... THANKS!!

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    03civicdx TPF Noob!

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    first thing i think is do away with the water marks.... or at least put it at the bottom. its distracting from the photos.
     
  3. ~justsarah~

    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    I know it's distracting... but only one of those kiddos is mine, so since this is a public forum I figured I'd keep them on there.

    Hopefully I can get some useful CC anyways. :)
     
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    sunlou TPF Noob!

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    nothing to critique really. You really make something happen with the colors of the childrens eyes. very interesting child photography.
     
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    enufced904 TPF Noob!

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    I think they are all pretty good, but IMO, the first pic is the best.

    How long have you been shooting for?
     
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    Thanks for the compliments. I've had my camera since Mother's Day, so I haven't been shooting for very long at all. But I LOVE it and hoping to improve.

    I don't even know enough to give any C/C on this board, but hopefully will get the hang of everything soon.

    Btw, it's a Nikon D40, with the standard lens.
     
  7. NateS

    NateS TPF Noob!

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    I guess I'll be the honest one with c&c (or the one that knows).

    1, 4, and 9 are too bad overexposed. Would have been better to drop exposure down and use a slight amount of fill flash. By slight I mean, dial it down to around -2 Flash Comp give or take a bit.

    In general, be careful not to go overboard with sharpening the eyes. Number
    2 and number 5 (moreso in 2), the eyes are just plain out of focus and sharpening them in post just makes them look odd since they aren't in focus in the first place.....almost inhances the blur.

    Some of them have really flat lighting (particularly 3 and 5)...not much you can do with that unless you want to get a new flash and/or experiment with some off camera flash (not as easy with your D40 as with a Nikon model that has CLS).

    Of this bunch, number 6 is really great. Wonderful lighting and focus is spot on...eye sharpening is just right too. Number 8 isn't that bad either...just a little too much flash causing her to get washed out and focus was off just a hair it looks like (on my screen at least).

    Hope that helps and keep shooting.


    As for the people who responded with "there's nothing to critique" or "they all look pretty good"...seriously, stop posting in c&c threads. You prove by your comments that you are obviously nowhere near qualified to give advice in a thread asking for c&c.


    Oh, and in the future, try to not post so many pictures in one thread. It makes it really hard to give c&c. Most say limit to 3...I personally have no problem with about 5-6 photos but more than that and it's a pain scrolling back up to see which number it was. I wasn't going to reply because of that (and others won't as well), but I remembered that I gave you c&c once before and you were very appreciated despite my brutal honesty...that's why I took the time in this thread.
     
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  8. alarionov

    alarionov TPF Noob!

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    Very Nice. Would you mind sharing you PP technique?
     
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    c0ps TPF Noob!

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    Umm, becarfull of that, I once made the same suggestion and got blasted for it.
     
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    paulk_68 TPF Noob!

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    It needed to be said. No one learns from atta-boys or atta-girls when their pictures need improving.
     
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    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    QFT.
     
  12. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I find the post processing on the eyes is way too heavy. It doesn't match the kids. I'm all for some touching up and sharpening, but I think its overboard, specially in 2...the kid looks possessed.

    I like the overall compositions of the shots
     

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