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  1. sarasphotos

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    Just wondering if you like or dislike, ideas? very new to photography and would LOVE tips! :D

    here is my website also, Saras Photography

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    I'm not sure I'm a big fan of the angle on #1, and not getting the subjects all in the frame on #2 and #3.

    The pictures are nice though.
     
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    I like the idea of the angle on #1 but I think it's way too much, and drop the PS flare. I know the challenge of getting kids to sit still for a photo so bravo on #3. The crop is a little tight on #3.
     
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    Thanks!! I am so happy I found this message board because I need as much help as I can get! :lol:
     
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    #1 The flare is annoying and is a big distraction. I personally don't like the angle. Pictures were taken during time with harsh lighting and you have hot spots on her arms, face and forehead. Focus is quite soft.

    #2 The color is a bit flat. Perhaps bump up the saturation a little bit.

    #3 The color seems flat here too.

    Good try for the first week though. Keep it up.
     
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    1) i agree the angle is too extreme...flare kinda looks cool because it sort of looks like a fairy haha
    2) too dim...crop out left side...wood pole is taking away from ur subject.
    3) again another dull photo
     
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    Hi there and welcome!

    Her are some tips I learned on this forum:

    1. try not to crop out people's hands, arms, top of heads.

    2. in a portrait, good focus on the eyes are very important.

    3. your 3rd pic looks like you just snapped it without putting much thought into the composition.

    I suggest you concentrate more on composition and sharpen your Photoshop skills.
     
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    Sara,

    Take my review with a grain of salt because I'm fairly new (and have pictures up for CC on this forum also.) :)

    1. The first picture is my favorite because the lighting is best. It would be nice if you could see more catch-lights in her eyes in this warm lighting, though.

    I also tend to turn a lot of photos at an angle ... Several of them I posted for CC & several people commented on them. The angular pictures tend to come off as looking "gimicky." The more I looked into professional photographer's website the more I noticed that those that are getting paid only do angles very selectively. I am going to try and use less angles in my pictures.

    I like the sun flare in this picture.

    Her elbow is cut off, the comp. on this would be better if you could see her elbow. :)

    2. This picture is pretty good. The catchlights in her eyes are really nice and it might be nice to bump them up a little bit in PS. The lighting here is not very dynamic, making the photo appear more like a snapshot. I also would crop a little further away and include the top of her head.

    3. Something someone commented on my photo made me think about this one. I think it would have been more professional looking if it had been shot straight-on rather than at an angle (but that is photographer's taste, so up to you). The crop is a little tight and you have a wrist, an elbow, and toes that are cut off.

    I agree with whoever said it's really ambitious to try and shoot 5 little ones!

    Good job! :)
     

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