Does this work?

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  1. Southerngal

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    Not sure if this is the place for this or not....I have become the designated photographer for my daughters cheer team. Victory for me....I guess. All the mothers have opted to by my photos over the usually Rec. hired photographer. Anyhow, does this work? The background is actually pics of the football team that they cheer for.

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    Layout looks great, but can you bring out more color in the foreground photos? They kinda blend into the background and look desaturated.
     
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    It works very well, but I would throw another layer under the background (white) and then bring the opacity down to around 60%, so its not competeing so much with the cheer pics. You may then be left with the problem of filling a lil more space, but just make the 2 pictures a bit bigger.

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    the layout is great, but i am not a fan of the crotch shot. perhaps a different picture of the little girl would be more fitting.
     
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    Thanks....that is actually what I did. Ill bring down the opacity a bit more and see how it looks.
     
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    I like the B+W backgraound but I think at least one of the main images should have more color . I also agree with loosing the crotch shot I think it is importann to look at small details like this when taking an image it is reall what differentiates you from everyone else with a camera.
     
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    I agree for sure about the crotch shots (I hate saying it that way though!). Maybe after they pose like that you move to one side a foot or two and see how that looks. They can always turn thir head more towards you. See if you prefer the up knee or down knee closer too- it will make a difference.
    The colors do need to pop more IMO. Maybe try an Overlay Layer with a low opacity and it'll help on the color and contrast, but wont look fake.

    I love the layout you did and have the team in the background. Great work!
     
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    Okay, so I changed a few things. I lightened the background a bit, added some color to the girls, and got rid of the crotch....for the most part. Whatcha think? better?

    The individual pic wasnt scheduled. It was actually take after the game when she won the spirit stick. It was take after 2 hours of cheer in 100 degree weather (loving the south :meh:), so to be honest I really didnt notice or even think about the crotch.....hope Ive made it look a little better.

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    Much better. Is each cheer girl getting a copy with her indie pic on top?
     
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    For the most part. Im not the designated photographer for our local Rec. They have been using the same one for years. For the group pic that she took she put them in direct sunlight and half the girls were squinting. I have been taking pics since the beginning of the season....during games etc. and many of the Moms have been purchasing them. Most of the Mothers will buy from me....a few are loyal (maybe 2-3) and havent said yet, so not sure. The pic above is actually of my daughter. I will be taking the pic to their next practice for the Mothers to see.
     
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    Maybe add the girls name to the pic to fill in space, but not taking away from the idea of the background.

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    I think that is much improved but you need to fill in that dead space on the upper right hand side.
     

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