Children Christmas photo shoot

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  1. Teresa

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    Oh in this one I had 2 6yr olds and one 2yr old. The 6 yr old boy was complaining of being hot, sweaty and bored. The 6 yr old girl was phenomenal and well the 2 yr old boy....well dont take photos of children in the terrible two stage!
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    There seems to be some focus issues and most of your whites have been blown out.

    #4 seems to be the most natural expression and the most pleasing pose.

    I've photographed the terrible twos and I can sympathize! :)
     
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    They all look overexposed to me...
     
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    these are cheesy and not at all professional IMO
     
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    It's not that they're cheesy, it's just that they're not well done. Professional pictures could be cheesy as hell but they look good doing it, and that is the case most of the time.
     
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    Some tips might be in order instead of just saying that they are not professional. That kind of statement doesnt help anyone.

    Teresa, it will help to lift your flash off the camera and try to use some sort of surface to bounce and spread the light. If you have a reflector or a large piece of foam board, that would help some. The way the lighting is now is flat. It needs to be more directional so that it gives contour and dimension to their faces.

    Also, Im not sure what kind of camera you are using, but it would help to have some sort of exposure meter. That way, you can help eliminate the blowout on the faces.

    Keep trying, and thanks for sharing. :)

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    As well try to add some distance between your subjects and the backdrop.
     
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    I have a sony cybershot DSC-H5 and so I dont have any other flash that attaches to my camera and i have 2 slave lights. i only had a 10x10 room to do it in at these peoples home and it was very cramped. I am not using that as an excuse but i even had a photographer friend (who has her own business and has been for 9 years) help me position the lights and this is the best we could do.
    also, for the "cheesyness"...i dont see how they are cheesy except for the expressions but they are little kids, you are going to get cheesy out of kids.
    Again, all those photos were not edited. I have the edited versions as well.
     
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    very useful comment. i think not but quite typical of some 'pro togs' ha ha

    maybe add something to help and pass your 'vast' experience around.
     
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    Still bitter I see.

    Anyway, I didn't go into a lot of detail because there is just so much that needs to be fixed. I'm not trying to be mean, just being honest.
     
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    why did you post all your photos unedited?
     
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    well actually i have microsoft digital image pro and now that i look at these photos, i think these are the edited ones since i couldn't get my editor to do much with them.
    also, i like posting my unedited because then it helps me better edit them and then take better photos the next time.
     

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