First Kids portraits. Please Critique...

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  1. beckyh

    beckyh TPF Noob!

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    I just had my first portrait session, other than family this past week. Please feel free to critique as much as possible. It will make me better in the end :) Thank you all!

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    WOW!!... love them...

    although I would´ve loved some changes (I´m no expert and I too need critiquing, I thik it helps seeing other points of view, even if we don´t like them)

    pic 1: I would´ve looooved if the girl was like waving or jumping...

    pic 2: fix babies fingers, they look odd positioned and thus they attract ones attention..(I know babies move a lot ;))

    pic3: brighten up flag colors

    pic4: a lil less shiny (a bit orangy it looks)

    pic 5: make lower background also black

    pic 6: love the girl and both her and the kitty expression, just maybe soften the white as the upper left seem a bit too white
     
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    hi

    pic #1- i would clone out the branches on the right side of the photo.

    pic#2- cute lil person. the forehead seems a bit blown out as well as under the eyes, but it doesn't take away from the portrait. nice job.

    pic#3-very creative!!! maybe make the baby a bit darker? dunno. i like it though.

    pic#4- wish the tree wasn't in focus.

    pic#5- i gotta say that i am not a huge fan of selective colorization. personally my eyes are drawn to the tractor, but that may just be me.

    pic#6- very fun photo :) i like this, it makes me smile. only nitpik is that some of kitty gets lost in the white.

    overall:
    comps is good and colors look good. nice job and i am looking forward to seeing more from you :)
     
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    Hi!
    Nice going for your first kid portraits.
    Some critiques for ya.
    1. I would rather have seen this cropped a little closer so the trees aren't visible on each side. I think they kind of distract from the image.
    2. The baby looks a little on the gray side (but this is a monitor that hasn't been calibrated in quite a while).
    3. I'd maybe "pop" the color of the flag a little. It looks almost like there is a haze over the picture. I guess this is personal preference, though.
    4. Looks like a snapshot.
    5. I, too, am not a fan of selective color, but that's another personal preference issue. The arm chopping on the left is a little bothersome. Also, like the earlier B&W, looks a little gray on my screen.
    6. Is my favorite of the group. It's cute and the exposure looks good. The cat looks freaked out, though! Haha!
     
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    thank you all. I will start fixing some of the photos. Everyones thoughts really matter, so thanks again!
     

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