could i make money with pics like these???

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  1. flashgordio

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    [​IMG]these are off a shoot i did for a friend... in the real world would they be good enough to charge for????
     
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    get rid of the paci and maybe ...
     
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    If you can market yourself succesfully then yes. I dont like them but im sure there are parents out there that would be impressed.
     
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    you can make money selling pics of anything...you just need to find the people who want to buy them.
    which falls right in line with jimmy's advice.
    market yourself.
     
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    Not great photos but parents will buy anything
     
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    Look at the shadows in 1, 3 & 4

    They are also somewhat overexposed, losing detail in the clothing.
    The composition is okay.

    For people who do not have a discerning eye, you may sell them...but the discerning eye usually has the $$$ too.

    To most people, their kids are the greatest. So, your shots will need to be crisp and well composed to have a chance out there where it seems photography shops are opening all over the place...in photographer's basements.


    Good luck though!!
     
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    thanks.. these pics have been tweeked in levels to my friends specs .he wanted the bleached out look. they were slightly better before ...but thats what he wanted...may post the original coloured photos as i liked them better...
     
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    i keep looking at those shadows you pointed out...are they really that bad???on a scale from 1to5..
     
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    Learn more post processing techniques. The photos themselves are "decent", except alittle to soft in #2, but it seems you went way overboard with your editing. And as mentioned above exposure is a bit much and some white balance issues.
     
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    they aren't horrible but just look like black and white above average snapshots, i'm sure you could sell them to parents, and as said above, it someone wants to buy it, of course you can make money

    i'm not too much of a fan of cropping that close in kid shots either
     
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    I like the 2nd one the best. You and I are on the same mission, I also want to be a portrait photographer. Just keep shooting, ask all your friends, family, and co-workers if they want photographs of themselves or their kids if that's what you want to focus on. Do this for free until you can build up a decent portfolio. That's what I'm doing anyway.

    I'd love to see the originals before you edited them. Post em.
     
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    You could really improve these with $40 by getting seamless paper background. If have the space, then save your $40 use the background you have and keep about 6-8' between your subject and the background and blur it with the aperture of your lens. The shots aren't bad, but the background is my major gripe with it. Also they are pretty soft.
     

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