My children

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  1. fl_chic96

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    Here are a couple pictures I took today of my kids. I'm still practicing so please let me know what you think and if there is anything else I can do to make them better. I know their heads are a little cut off but they move around soooo much. I appreciate it. Thank you for looking.

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    Give yourself more to work with. When you kake a photo don't get so close that you have no room to crop. Also play with the lighting and pay attention to the background. Good effort.
     
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    I fiddled with them.

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    I do not like the 2nd one at all. I don't like her facial expression. I think these need some processing if you haven't done so already.

    I just went into photoshop cleaned up a little drool, tweaked the saturation to make the kids look more 'alive' and put a gausian blur on top to soften it up. I think I went a little overboard with the blur though and If I had the full resolution versions i'd take out the glare in the eyes.

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    I'm still really new to this and any help will do some good. Her expression was not my favorite but it was the best I got of her today. I really don't know that much about photoshop. I never know what needs to be done and what doesn't. Thank you for your advice I do like the blur.
     
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    I love them. What kind of lighting did you use?
     
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    Thank you! I used a 24" softbox and umbrella diffusor (if thats how you say it :wink: )
     
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    Thank you! I think that is just what I might need. That is the lighting I have been trying ot get and simply can't! Uh, now um.... where did you get yours? LOL
     
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    :p I got mine at a Ritz camera....If you don't have one near, I believe you can check out and purchase from their website. (Don't quote me on that though) I would post what smy settings were but I'm not quite sure how to find that.
     
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    :) OOh thanks! BTW your kids are adorable. I am going to check out ebay too and see if they have those! I might get a good deal maybe.
     
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    Thank you and I know ebay has them too!! good luck! :)
     
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    Think you'll like this. :) Very similar to your original, just bumped the skin up a little bit and gave it a bit more of a pop. The eyes look great like this, but IMO not too over done :) So you can replicate it... I dubbed the layer, screened. Flatten. Dub the layer AGAIN and increase saturation and contrast. Then I erased the skin away so the eyes and shirt popped. Then flatten and sharpen :) Oh I also added a little yellow to the skin tone!

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