My Son, Landon

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    He is about to be 8 in March. Very good test subject.

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    A wee bit dark, but great emotion in those shots! He looks so serious! Impressive kid you have there
     
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    I like the darkness. That coupled with his serious expression makes it look broody. Like he has something deep troubling his young mind.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the compliments. I wanted the pictures to be on the darker side. I am begining to think that is my taste, especially in black and white.
     
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    Like the others have said, slightly dark, but I think it suits it. Try upping the contrast SLIGHTLY (don't go over board as most do). Should help him pop out more.
     
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    I agree with the others about it being slightly dark, but I like the photos none the less. He's a handsome young one. Nice to see a Landon.. thats the name my husband and I have picked out for our first boy.
     
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    Nice photography...you decide what's too dark or too light...that's part of the art!
     
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    I like the images, but I think it's a little dark. I took the liberty to edit it a bit. I tried not to go overboard, but I think it keeps the darker feeling while making him pop a tad.
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    Nate, what did you do in your editing?
     
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    My go at what this guy above tried to accomplish there..

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    I am self-taught in photoshop, I use CS2 and I am so bad with knowing what stuff is technically called but I'll try to explain what I did.

    In levels I adjusted from the left side inward a tad, and from the right side inward a tad as well.

    Curves I brought down a tiny bit and I sharpened his eyes once over with the sharpen tool.
     
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    Eric, I thought I would give this image a try....I have brightened up the middle tones and highlights as well as adding a small bit of sepia color.

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    kid stole my name
     

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