Fall Portrait Session - 6 Month Old

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  1. mooseluver24

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    This was from a shoot I did with a beautiful 6 month old, whom as it happens, is also my daughter. ;) C&C would be greatly welcome. I know it's a lot to sift through but that way I get all your thoughts.

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    These pictures are nice, your daughter is quite cute. The expression in 2 is wonderful.

    The one main thing I can say is that the WB is a little cool for my liking. It leaves the skin tones looking just a tad on the blue side.

    Also, where you use selective color, make sure the B&W portions of the photo display more contrast. If you use Photoshop, make sure you select the Black & White conversion and manually tweak your sliders. The results will be more more dynamic.

    Thank you for sharing!
     
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    For example (I took the liberty of making the simple edits descibed above, if this is not okay with you I will remove them right away:

    #2 with a slight temperature adjustment
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    #2 converted to B&W using manual sliders in PS
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    #2 converted to grayscale (compare to the previous)
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    Anyway, these were just simple, quick edits. Plus its just a matter of opinion... you may like the lower contrast of the grayscale (and in my terrible example above, I think I do, lol). Anyway, thanks again!
     
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    cute kid, color is a little cold though, she looks like she's freezing and a wee bit lifeless.


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    I totally see what you mean about them being cold, especially after seeing your examples. Is it possible that you could email me the info on how you warmed them? I work on PS CS4 but I am still getting the hang of it.

    Clawed, I see what you are saying and I agree. I guess I didn't notice it too much when I did them but after seeing what you had to say and tweaking it a bit, I like it MUCH better! Thanks!!!
     
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    Never mind, I figured it out. They all look so much better! Thank you for the advice!
     
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    work on white balance and composition. also, learn when to and when not to use a border. those borders arent very good either. i like number 3 best.

    to warm up your photos in PS. in your layers pallete click on the button at the bottom for your "adjustment layers" then click on "photo filters" and there are a few warm settings, or use your own.
     
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    Thank you Herro. The border is for me alone. These photos are going on Canvas and I prefer the edges to be solid so it looks finished when I stretch it. It's not how I would hand out a photo. I have these edited to be ordered so this is how they currently look. Most people don't care for a border, and the photos were for anyone but myself, they wouldn't have it. But like I said, canvas.

    And thank you for the walk through on warming. I have been going a totally different route due to my inexperience with the program and that is exceedingly simpler.
     

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