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  1. heip

    heip TPF Noob!

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    This little girl visited our house last week. She was so sweet. I took some candid shots as she made herself at home.

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  2. L. Wood

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    Love these. The second photo is by far my fav. I love how dark everything is around her. Thankyou for sharing.
     
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    By the way, what type of flash do you use?
     
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    IMO, #1 is great and should be a family treasure.

    #2 and #3 need some editing (cropping and lightening) especially #3 that is dull
    #4 is almost great but the on-camera flash and the bad shadow hurts a lot.
     
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    Thank you for your comments. I used a Nikon SB 600 flash and exposed so to darken the background as it was very busy in the room.
     
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    Thanks for all your comments.
    For #4 I was packing up my gear when she put on her moms' slippers and started to walk away. I grabbed the shot without taking time to bounce the flash. Because of the harsh shadows I converted to B&W, blasted the highlights and added grain to try and give it an old feel and of course try and save the shot. I'm rambling :) Thanks again for your comments and ideas.
     
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    My opinion is WOW. 1# reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting. Your skin coloring is amazing very smooth. Awesome job. WOW...
     
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    #1 is absolutely beautiful - I love it and I am totally jealous! And the last one is a great capture. Very nice shots all of them!
     
  9. heip

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    I don't know what to say, but thank you. Your response has taken me by surprise. Thanks again.
     
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    Wow, thanks so much. I never expected these responses.
     
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    Let me start off by saying that I think #2 and #3 are a little too dark for my taste. But your subject is adorable. And #4 is kind of neat except for the hard shadow.

    Now, I tried to look at #1 from a fresh perspective, and I didn't want anyone else's comments to affect how I feel about it.

    But here is how I feel about #1 unbiased from when I first saw it:
    KEEP IT, FRAME IT, AND USE IT IN YOUR PORTFOLIO AS ONE OF YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST SHOTS!!!

    The eyes, expression, tone, everything about it is GREAT! Love the post processing you did on it too. :)

    Well done my friend! :thumbup:

    NJ
     
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    NJ,
    Thanks so much! It means a lot coming from someone who consistantly produces beautiful work.
     

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