Children's portraits for C&C

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  1. bartystewart

    bartystewart TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    Working with a few new concepts here. What do you guys think? Most everything was shot with a 24-70 or 70-200 on a D3 or D3s.

    Lighting done with a 900 and a few 600s.

    Feel free to be harsh and rip me apart :) I can take it.

    Thanks,
    Dan

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    I like them all. I think that they show a high level of creativity. #1 I might have shot a little lower but that's just my personal preference.

    Now, #7, wow what a powerful image that is! Great job! I only hope that he/she (sorry can't tell with the hat on :blushing:) didn't actually lose someone in one of these current wars. Maybe clean up the highlight on the right side of the chin. I keep thinking it is a drip of mustard or something......

    Excellent images overall!

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    Nice set. I really like 3,5 and 7, but number 7 is definitely a special shot. The subject matter makes it that much more powerful. Are those actual tears that I'm seeing? Sad.
     
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    when I view it large on my screen it looks like tear. One on the left cheek in the light and one on the right side of the chin. :(
     
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    #6 is a magazine shot, the expression shows sadness and anger, the tears make it believable and the oversize fatigue belonging to the lost one is a strong statement. Lots of feeling and emotion on this shot. No comments on the technical aspects as the above overshadows it.
     
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    I love the drama in #6. Nothing really has to be said. the feeling and emotion are implied. Until I saw the tears. Though the tears may be real I think it makes the photo a little too blunt with it's message, and I start to feel really bad for the kid that had to take this photo. Of course the point is to feel bad for his loss but I also feel bad for him having to take this picture. I would clone out the tears.

    This may not be a popular opinion I realize. This is just how the picture struck me. I think it would be more powerful with the sorrow more understated. Less is more in this case.

    Technically your pictures are outstanding! I love the look in #4 very creative and lots of interest in her face captured perfectly.
     
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    when I view it large on my screen it looks like tear. One on the left cheek in the light and one on the right side of the chin. :([/QUOTE]

    Ah, thanks for clearing that up. Makes sense. I guess my eyes weren't working too well this morning.

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    The tears in that shot were actually fake. Luckily he didn't lose anyone in the war and this is just a concept shot. He is actually my son and the same subject as in shot 3. He is a great model and was happy to stand there for so long :)

    I printed it as a 20*30 and I think the tears look great. I could see how they may seem distracting in a smaller print.
     
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    #3 beings about my favorite. Perfect DOF, colors are wonderful the photo just "pops"
     

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