hardcore critique, please!

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  1. JenR

    JenR TPF Noob!

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    newborn for hardcore critique...
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    natural light, manual exposure, SS1/125, f3.2, ISO 800

    He is NOT mine, so there is no need to be gentle or hold back. Let me have it!!

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    it kinda looks fake...lol. Like...too soft? I'm not sure...Did you do some blurring or something in photoshop?
     
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    It does look a little soft. Though that could be due to the fact that it's a baby. I would, however, say that perhaps you ought to have stopped down a bit more. I also think the lighting is just a little too angular...I'm not wild about part of his body on the right-hand side disappearing into the background. I'd prefer to see a whole baby.
     
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    I think the Baby should be on its Back.... To me , thats what is throwing off the light as Max said... I think u should turn it back..
     
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    I think the pose is captured well and the look of content on the little face.

    The softness works okay because it's an infant, but as already mentioned, the falloff is too severe. Perhaps some bounce or more bounced light for the right side.
     
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    Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it.

    MaxBloom-- Why you think I should have stopped down more. Is it to have a greater DOF and sharper body?
     
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    Personally, I think it is perfect. I like it.
     
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    Put some pants on that kid! J/K. I do like this shot though. I agree with the other postings - I'd stop it down just a bit. However, I like the lighting on the right side.
     
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    Yup. There's no harm in stopping down a little when shooting against that background.
     
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    I would bounce just a BIT of light onto his back. Otherwise, I love it! Great pose.
     
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    beautiful shot
    shows the softness that babies tend to have in there sleep but i agree that there needs to be some light on his back
     
  12. JenR

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    Thanks for all the feedback! I have tried another edit of this shot... I think I got a little carried away with the Noiseware during the first time around.


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