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  1. Lacey Anne

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    Hi everyone! My name is Lacey and I'm new to the forum. I've just opened a studio and am looking for some constructive criticism. Thanks!

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    #3 (please ignore her dirty feet. I can say that because she's my little sis)

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    Welcome to the forum.

    #1. Most 'Photographers' tend to think of selective color as hackney...been there done that etc. However, a lot of clients love it, so there you go. Nice shot.

    #2. This one seems out of focus or blurry.

    #3. Great shot...but ya, dirty feet. Crop it below the feet and it is a great shot.

    #4. Looks like a two headed boy :). Nice clear shot and a nice moment but I'd much prefer to see the boy's eyes or at least see that they are looking at each other.
     
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    Hi and welcome, Lacey!

    1) I'm not a fan of the selective coloring. If you must have it, maybe desaturate her irises - they are really bright, just too much. I'd be interested to see it in full color, actually.

    2) Nice expression and coloring. Her hair blends into the background, which is unfortunate, but overall, this is a nice shot. It could be a little sharper around the eyes, though. Maybe some better lighting on the sides/back would help - I bet the lighting pros could suggest ways to improve this.

    3) Dirty feet notwithstanding, this one doesn't do much for me, other than the fact that she has a pretty smile. You have some lighting/shadow issues there too and the blanket wrinkles don't do anything for it.

    4) Cute kids! This one is the most natural and the one I'm drawn to most, by far. It's also the sharpest. Great capture with the expressions - I know it's hard to catch two kids in a good pose at once.

    I'm new at this, so take that for what it's worth, which may be very little. :lol:
     
  4. Lacey Anne

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    Yes, she wanted the selective coloring. :) I prefer a plain b&w or a full color. Oh well, I get paid more for them. ;) Here it is in color:

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    Hey, now, #4 is twins not two headed boys! lol!

    I completely agree with you on the other two. Thanks!
     
  5. Lacey Anne

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    Posted #1 in color in the post above for you. :) Her eyes are really just that bright. They're shocking in person! Thanks for all your advice. :)
     
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    ya got to get rid of the shadows :(
     
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    Yes, I agree. Most of these were shot before I got my lighting. I think I have that problem fixed now.:wink:
     
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    oh good :) lol

    good start, keep it up
     
  9. Lacey Anne

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    Thanks, Emerana. I will. I have two shoots next week and I'm going to make my kiddos do yet another one tomorrow.
     
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    I torture my kids alot too with the camera. someday they will like how well their childhood is documented
     
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    i looked at your website, saw lots of nice photos on there :)
     
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    Oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one! lol! They just make such good test subjects! And thank you!!
     

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