Sierra Take II

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by MommyOf4Boys, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. MommyOf4Boys

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    And this is what I do LOL I go back and edit photos when I think I can improve on them. I think it is an obsession haha. How does this one look?

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    Something feels fake and dollish to me in this one. I would prefer it more natural. The highlight on the hair is distracting also.
     
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    The photo is technically nice. But for a child picture it's a very serious look, almost adult. also the eyes look a little over the top.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh my gosh... I think this is one of your best. It's very captivating. It's hard to stop looking at that face!

    Good thing for us that you're obsessed.

    Pete
     
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    Actually, this was not posed at all. I just took the photo really quick and that is how she tilted her head when she saw the camera. She had icing on her nose and everything, but I removed it for this one. P.S. I did nothing to enhance the eyes at all.
     
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    Personally I think it looks very professional and agree its hard to take your eyes away... really well done!
     
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    Love the light and the vignette! You know, it must be blue eyes because I know another woman who posts photos of her daughter on a parenting forum I belong to and everyone always says it looks like the over processed her eyes and she always has to explain that no, it's just how they look! She's a stunning little girl and you captured her well :)
     
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    I had to come back and look again. This is really very nice. Try scrolling the image so that the heart graphic is cropped out. What do you think?

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    I totally agree Pete. I actually started to do that in the first place but then thought it made her look like a boy in a tank-top LMAO I guess the earring helps identify her as a girl, but you never know these days! haha! The biggest thing I hate about this photo is the bright spot in her hair, but of course when I took the photo I was not trying to take a professional looking/posed photo - this was pure luck that it came out as good as it did (in my opinion of course). I was just taking snapshots at my son's birthday party. But of course I always try to do my best even when taking simple snapshots and I am my worst critic and the hardest on myself when it comes to my photography, so I was indeed disappointed with the blown spot in her hair..but back to the point. I am going to do a final edit on the photo tomorrow (cropping out the heart) so that I can present an 8x10 of this to her mother as a surprise gift. I must also mention it was really hard to get all of the chocolate stains off of her shirt! LOL!! (Not to mention the huge gob of icing on her nose -which you can see in my "Prim & Proper" thread - it has the full shot)
     

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