Sweet Newborn

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  1. Lacey Anne

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    This was a spur of the moment shoot. I had offered to do newborn portraits for my cousin and she declined saying she'd just them done. Yesterday at our Mother's day get together she said, "Oh I should have taken you up on your offer. The photos didn't turn out well at all." I told her I'd quickly take a few since we were there and I had my camera. I had no gear besides my camera and lens but I think we did ok. In hindsight, I wish I'd varied the poses more. Well, C&C as always. Here's Baby King:

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    Oh, and I used all natural light from the windows.
     
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    And just for fun, my mom snapped this of me and King. He has done nothing to help my baby fever! lol!

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    #1 is the keeper here, I think, but try looking at it rotated 90 degrees CW. I liked it better that way. Nice DOF, but perhaps even a closer crop...closer to the top of the head, maybe? And something with the skin. There is some dryness I think could be smoothed out. Pretty good, though.

    The light in the other 3 doesn't work for me.
     
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    Thanks for the critique. Funnily enough, I liked the other three the best. I'll be curious to see what others think too.
     
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    Shameless bump
     
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    I don’t normally reply to C&C requests as I still need more help than I can give but since you had to bump it I’ll offer my opinion. I think you did pretty well since you weren’t expecting to be taking newborn photos but they have a snap shot look to them. It’s hard to describe a 3-D environment but I would have positioned the baby facing the window more to flatten the light. Then get down low like you did. Vary your shooting position from shooting with the head at the foreground to the feet at the foreground. Moving in an arc you’ll get many different looks from the same pose.
    I think compositionally the pictures suffer with the point of focus (the eyes) running down the middle of the frame.
    I think I would like #4 the best if cropped from both the top and bottom. Reason the eyes are off center, nice soft focus and pleasant lighting without deep shadows.
     
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    The 4th one is priceless. Great shot there.
     
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    I think the 1st one is the best and lowering in quality through each one down after that one. The 4th one has a cute expression but that background stuff is just too distracting. Plus the blown out highlights. I'm sure those could be forgiven if the this was cropped to elimate that background since the expression is so sweet!
     
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    Thanks for the critique. I appreciate all the lighting tips.
     
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    Thank you. I'm glad you like it!
     
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    See, now I really liked the background on the last one. I loved the green. I've gone back and played with cropping it and I just can't get it to look quite right. I thought the background was interesting but maybe it's just distracting from the main focus which is baby. And the highlights... I'm weird. I LOVE blown highlights on newborn shots. I don't even know why! lol! But yes, they are blown. Thanks for the critique. I've thought about it a lot over the last day or so. You definately gave me some great thoughts to ponder.
     
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    who's the hottie with the baby? :eyebrows:
     

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