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  1. Lycanimanomaly

    Lycanimanomaly TPF Noob!

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    I took this photo in a hurry cuz i wasn't sure how long he'd stay like that but it turns out he stayed exactly like this for quite a while while his mommy stroked his back. Anyway, i'd like to know what you think. Critiques. Comments. Suggestions. All very welcome.
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    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    This photo honestly doesn't strike me. The blurred look doesn't add anything to the photo in my opinion. I think if you retook this photo with the baby in the same pose, cropping out the black, and taking it clear in black and white? I do like the angle and the zoom though. The hand for me is a bit distracting. Don't let the number of suggestions scare you away...theres always potential for growth!

    Looking forward to your future work, Eric.
     
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    I like the emotion, it sings! I like the composition and the relationship of the elements. The hand completes the emotional representation of the bond between a Mother and infant (which is obviously the theme).

    I would have been even more impressed had the image not been blurred.
     
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    I like this pic but it is too bad that its blurry because that does take away from the whole effect.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A soft touch is always nice to a baby-portrait. But the eyes and the catchlight in the eyes should be in focus or sharp (not blurred by camera shake).

    This one suffers quite a bit from the blur (as others have stated before). It looks just like the way it was taken: fast as a snapshot, thus being a snapshot. If this child stayed surprisingly still for so much longer after you took this one photo, I wonder why you then did not take any more?

    The vast amount of black on the left also takes away from the picture ... baby photos should be mostly bright/white ... I know it was the clothing of the mother... a crop might get rid of the big amount of white now?

    But whatever you do ... you will never overcome the fact that the eyes are absolutely not sharp.
     

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