Newborn and Toddler shots...

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  1. souljourney

    souljourney TPF Noob!

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    This is my first time posting around here in a while but I finally have a moment to share a couple of shots that I have taken recently.

    All natural light on both kids. C&C on photos and PP welcome!

    TIA!

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  2. Big Mike

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    Excellent use of natural light. The highlights are a little blown in #3 but other than that, they are all great.
     
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    love he top 2, the white seems strange and blown out on number 3 number 4 is a cute pose,
     
  4. souljourney

    souljourney TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! I agree, #3 is definitely blown in the highlights but I just like it so much! = )
     
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    Excellent work! Focus and depth of field is gorgeous in the first 2. #3 is outstanding as far as composition goes, but if you shot in raw, I would try to see if you can save it from the blowout.

    In any event, these are beautiful. Very well done!

    NJ
     
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    Very nice! I agree too about the highlights and also notice it's a bit cool in skintone. Nice job!
     
  7. souljourney

    souljourney TPF Noob!

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    Yeppers...I noticed the skin tones on #3, as well. Unfortunately, this one wasn't in RAW...it was an impromtu shoot with my son and I used the settings that were already set!

    Thanks for the c&c!
     
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    #2 makes me feel tense, like the babies about to fall. Beautiful image but I'm not a fan of "tension" in baby portraiture.
     
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    I love the first and last. Gorgeous baby - I love that chin!

    I have about 12w before I get to try out some newborn shots myself and I can't wait - I'll be looking for tips here in the meantime.
     
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    Wow look at that hair! My fav is the last one - nice job! I know how challenging it can be to work with only natural light, but you pretty much nailed it! :)
    The only nitpick I would have it the blown out spots in #3. But it seems others have said this!
     
  11. souljourney

    souljourney TPF Noob!

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    Wow...thanks for all of the kind words! I just love to work with natural light...it's my absolute favorite.

    I am not really seeing the tension of a baby about to fall in #2 but we all definitely see things differently. It would be a little boring if we didn't!

    ~peace~
     
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    I absolutely adore the look of babies with hair sticking up! The first was my favorite.
     

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