The S Family Kids...Vanessa and KC

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  1. NJMAN

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    Some latest portraits again. Great kids, easy to work with. I was very lucky to have been able to photograph them. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking. I really appreciate it! :)

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    Wow, nice and clear and sharp. In #3, the way her shirt hangs between her legs makes it look like she's wearing spotted underwear, eek. #1 and #8 are my favorites, as they have the most natural smiles. :)
     
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    OMG, that little girl is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love her dark eyebrows with her blonde hair!!!!!

    Of course, I think you did an amazing job NJ. However, I have to agree with Wildmaven about her shirt in #3. I actually didn't notice it myself until she pointed it out but thats an easy fix.

    Again, beautiful portraits (of course portraits are my favorite!!!) :)
     
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    Nice job - I liked #'s 1, 4 & 6 because they look the most natural - which, I think is really important in kid photos.
     
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    Nice exposure, composition and it appears from here, and other posts, that you have great DOF control. Sharp as a tack.

    IMO the clothing choice really detracts from these shots. Their faces shouldn't be competing with polka dots and bright colours.

    Other than the clothing the shots are bang on NJ.
     
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    i like the shots but my god that girl is creeping me out...i'm talking like Linda Blair creeping me out
     
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    Thanks Marian. I appreciate that you noticed it. Its always good to get different views and opinions. :)

    Thank you oldnavy! Always appreciated.

    Thanks Taralyn! Im very grateful for the nice response! :)

    Point taken, heip. Thanks for the critique. I wish the mom hadn't dressed her in polka dots, but thats what she was wearing when they showed up. oh well. Thanks for the kind words. :)

    uh... not sure what thats all about, but ok.
     
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    Question. Notice that SUPER slight shading around the edges of every shot. How do you get that? I think i could rig something up in photoshop....but is there a way through lenses?!?!?!

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    If there is a way to do it through the lens, I dont do it that way. I add a vignette in photoshop. The way I do it is create a new layer, then use the circular marquee tool, set the feather to 50 (for a 700 wide image for example), and draw an oval around the inside edge, the go to Select > Inverse, then use the paint bucket, set with black paint, opacity at 15% and click on the outside corner of the marquee a couple of times. Then do Ctrl+D to deselect, and flatten the layer and save your web image. If you want to do it with a full res image, set the feather on the marquee tool to 200 or so.
     
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    Please take note everyone...NJ is more than willing to help with detailed instructions on his PP. This is what the forum is all about. Please share your experiences. Thanks NJ.
     
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    mmmmkay :).....cool. that makes sense. Thanx dude!

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    I really like #4 & 6. I love the close personal in-my-space like of look alot. The girl and boy are both attractive with gorgeous eyes. Your DOF is right on along with sharpness, poses and PP.

    I'm not crazy about her polka dots, as others have stated. I might say to suggest certain types of clothing and state bluntly that some things just distract from the image- before hand- haha. In certain types of images- like Urban perhaps, it would have work for her though. I'm sure its her favorite dress though!

    Your work is great as always!
     

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