child portraits...

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  1. holga girl

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    some pics from a shoot this morning. I had some lighting issues and last minute we had to move the shoot on location. this girls hair was uncontrollable. any hoo... i would love some feedback....

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    These are all so adorable. The 7th picture really seemed to make me stop and look at it for a few minutes. It also made me smile.
     
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    They all seem to be underexposed and the B&Ws are very flat. I'd boost them in curves and add some contrast. Also, I'm not digging the angles on #7 and #8. Cute girl and great expressions. These will be great with some pp.
     
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    I love 2 and 14 the most, although 14 can use some more contrast. i am a beginner though so i would not know how to do that
     
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    You should invest in an off camera lighting :)
     
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    yeah, i actually have 2 sb-800's. we had to change locations last minute. the father is a very busy doctor and i literally had about 15mins with this girl. so setting up anything was out of the question. usually i would have used reflectors for fill, but i didn't know we were going on location until last minute so i had no assistant :(

    i took some advice on the editing. pp is my greatest downfall. i think i have a strong eye for comp, but not for color etc. it is one of the things i don't like about digital.

    if i have time later, i will repost the edits to see what you think.

    as far as the angles go, i tend to shoot a lot with angles. fortunately, the world is not just horizontal or vertical. and while some images work nicely in those confines, i find that most images do not.

    if you pay attention to the way your eye scans a plain, unless you are reading something, your eyes do not go straight up and down or across. they dart in angles. it is very natural actually. i personally feel it is most important to create a natural image that best utilizes the space in your frame.

    i might be alone in liking result though! thanks for all the cc. any comments on comp/posing etc.?

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    I think #7 and #8 are really nice. My only thoughts are that they are all really similar shots in terms of posing and location, some more variety would have been nice.
     
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    To me, a lot of these look like snapshots.

    Particularly, 2, 3, 4, 7 , 9, 10, 13 ,14 , 15

    They are all sort of flat and of course need PP work.

    I would say 6 is the standout picture for me, but it needs work.
     
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    Your profile says ok to edit so I worked up a couple of your photos. Hope it's ok.
    For this one I brightened it in curves, boosted the contrast, brightened just the eyes, used an USM and then sponged and burned the background.

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    For this one I cropped it down, brightened in curves, boosted contrast, brightened and sharpened the eyes, used an USM at 85/1/1 and that was it.

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    Post-processing makes a BIG difference. If you're going to do portraits professionally, you have to learn to do it.
     
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    Eh, those are oversharpened, but you get the idea...
     
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    There is alot of noise in almost all of the pictures. I'm not sure why, but want to revisit ISO.
     
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    YES, there is a lot of noise. it is shot at 100iso on my d200 and 200iso on my d70. i always seem to have trouble with noise, even at the lower iso's. i am still on a learning curve from digital.
     

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