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  1. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Everyone know that portraits aren't my thing :er:
    But I'm still trying. Playing with some light (or lack of) inside.



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  2. JonK

    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Think ya done good :thumbsup: love the shot of yer kid...look at those eyes :mrgreen:
    first one...like how the light falls on yer face but mebbe try be a bit more selective in where else the light falls...yer highlighting yer toes and knee. I realize yer not working with special equipment so I'm just pointing it out for information.
    good tries jake! :thumbup:
     
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  3. woodsac

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    Thanks for the feedback Jon!
    I will keep trying. Maybe some day I'll invest in a couple of *real* lights :mrgreen:
     
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    That baby shot is right on the money... lighting, shadows, colors, expression,... love it.
     
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    I like these quite a bit. The pose and the facial lighting work really well together on the first one. As Jon said, the knee and toes might be a big bright, but good show. The highlights in the baby's eyes make it for me in the second one.
    Keep it up! :D
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ehhh... I'm feelin the other way around. I like the lighting on the first. The "split lighting" is a good choice for the subject and pose. I suppose if the toes are really a bother, you could do a bit of burning.

    The direction of light and the strong ratio is, IMO, not a good choice for a baby. The catch lights at the bottom of the eyes is a bit scarey. The extreme close-up too isn't working for me. Cute lil feller, though.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Pete
     
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    It is a little spooky, but I tend to like that in images. It's not enough to be scary, but enough to be a touch unsettling.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    OH MY GOD! I LOOOVE the second one.. the kid.
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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    Love the first frame! His hand holding head is classic. I think a tad more light on the hand would be better. I second the motion that the shot of the kid is scary.
     
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    The second one really catches my eye! Love it!
     
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