Photos of Abby

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  1. Kimberly81

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    Nice shots!
    It could be my monitor, but I think it would help if you lightened up the eyes a tad on the first shot - they seem to be in shadow, and her eyes are gorgeous :) She looks more like 14 than 8 to me, maybe it's the lip gloss?
     
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    She could very well pass for 14, she has the sass for it lol... I actually didn't put lipgloss on her because she has a chapstick addiction lol so it wasn't needed. I know how she feels, I carry chapstick in my pocket at all times!
     
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    Wow; I certainly would have pegged her for a lot older than eight. As far as C&C, the only thing I have to say, not already mentioned, is the background in #1 is rather distracting. Yes, it's fairly soft, but still focused enough to be recognizable, and with the angle, it really grabs my eye.
     
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    Could I adjust my aperture to soften the background? I think I read that somewhere. If so which direction should I go? Thanks so much :)
     
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    The larger the aperture, (smaller number) the less DoF you will have; since you were already at f5.6, you probably couldn't have opened it up too much further; in that case look around for different backgrounds. Ideally you want something smooth, soft and homegenous like a green hedge. Try doing a series in manual, set your daughter up in one positioon and try all the various combinations of shutter speed and aperture that you can (not that shutter speed will make a difference for these types of shot as long as you don't go below about 1/60th) to see what the different effects are.
     
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    seen your pics across the forum..just adore them....

    the eyes are stunning in the last shot..that is my favourite
     
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    Ditto, although they're all pretty outstanding.
     
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    I really like the B & W shots, those shots take out the "lip gloss/chap stick" that is in most of your photos (not a fan of the lip gloss on little girls) with that said #3 is stunning and I don't say that for many photos. Nice job!
     
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    I love the last two! I agree in the first you could lighten her eyes just a tad. Nice job... I really like your style.
     
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    Thanks everybody for your comments.
     
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    Too much makeup. Just kidding. Sorry, couldn't resist. :lmao:

    Seriously, you did a nice job. White balance is better in the color photos, and detail is very good. I agree that you could brighten the eyes a bit more in #1, and be careful not to block the left eye in #3. A little retouching on the forehead in #2 would also help. I usually try to clean up stray hairs, such as in #4 as well.

    Good job.
     

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