Julian showing his best side

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  1. bellacat

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    I have never had to run after a toddler as much as I did yesterday during a mini session. When I walked away from the session I thought for sure every shot was going to come out blurry. Surprisingly I got a couple shots but I did not plan for all of them to be just of his left side :lol:

    This is the first session shot 100% in manual mode. C&C is really wanted please.

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    These are all wonderful, but the first and last are stunning!
     
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    The second and last are my favs! You would never tell by these pics that he was giving you a hard time. Great job!
     
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    Nice job on these! It might help to bring a bit more focus to your subject if you burn the edges just a touch.

    Toddlers are often a lot of work to chase after, but its worth it when you get some nice shots. Looks like this little guy could charm anyone with just a glance.

    Bravo for using Manual mode. Now, dont go back to using automatic. And if you shoot in RAW, you are on your way. You did great!

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    These pictures make me smile!! I love the expression on his face. The last one is my favorite!! His mom is going to love them! I would.
     
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    I like the last one. I would like the first one more if the background was a little darker...
     
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    cute captures..nice expressions and comp, but i think they are all a little soft, amp up your contrast a bit, sharpen & brighten the eyes and you'll really have winners. I might suggest that because his outfit is a bit old fashioned, that the last 2 would loook great in an antique colour process. I would also add a vignette.
    good job, you've come a long way baby!!
     
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    thanks so much! those are my favorites too.
     
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    Thanks...you all should have seen me running around after this little guy. it was too funny.
     
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    when you say burn the edges do you mean use the burn tool in photoshop?

    Julian is definitely a little charmer. We had tried to take some test valentine's photos as well but i don't think they came out as good at the others.

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    I still need to get better with manual mode but i am at least in the right direction :) RAW is a whole new challenge.
     
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    thanks Kim. I will try this and repost later.
     
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    Hi Becky,

    Yes, I mean use the Burn tool in photoshop. But be careful not to darken the faces of your subjects in the process. Be sure to burn the edges manually if you have to, if it helps you not interfere with the faces.

    Nice try with the boy and girl there, but looks like they were too fast for the focus to catch up with them. ;)

    Keep going. I cant wait to see more of your posts. :)
     

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