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  1. JaimeGibb

    JaimeGibb TPF Noob!

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    I posted in People and Pets but only got one comment...I'm really trying to learn about my camera more, and about photoshop, and trying to develop my eye more as well. I want to start a portrait photography business sometime so I would love C&C to help me get better.

    This is my niece Alison...Candid shots outside and around the house. A little PS work around the eyes, and tried to lighten and darken certain areas.... Thoughts?? Thanks!!!

    PS: Ignore the odd canvas sizes, I was playing around with borders.

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    The last one is a little blurry...maybe from too slow of a shutter speed. The others are fine...although #3 has some white balance issues.

    The thing that I notice most about these shots, is the background...they seem to be very 'snap shot' ish. It's great that you have a shallow DOF to blur it out...but if you want to improve the overall shot, do what you can to make sure that the background complements the subject.
     
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    Sorry you didn't get many replies. It seems this is a 'quiet time'!

    I am no expert and I haven't been here long but these are my thoughts (and you are welcome to ignore them as rubbish:lmao:)

    1. Try not to cut off the tops of heads. Very good exposure.
    2. Watch backgrounds when shooting outside, otherwise, great.
    3. White balance seems off.
    4. Great.
    5. Again, try not to cut heads and arms.

    If it helps, I'm pleased. If it is rubbish, they were not my comments!!:blushing:

    Keep shooting and posting, you have a great 'eye'.

    Andy
     
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    #1 Is freakin' me out...Is that a leg under her? Ouch how do they do that?

    My favorite is #4.
     
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    Haha, yea it is her leg. Weird huh?

    Thank you all so much for your comments, it really helps me out!!
     
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    what a beautiful child! the borders may be too much IMO. I also thought #2 was great being off-centered but the car in the background is distracting.

    great work with the photos being at eye-level. it really captures the child's POV
     
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    Hi Jamie
    1- Is my fav but I'm a little picky about portrait type shots in landscape. It does work sometimes tho
    3- WB looks slightly off
    5 - Is a nice shot, but slight OOF, maybe a different where it didn't cut the hand off

    Overal nice shots tho.
     

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