Two children portraits

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Cristy, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Cristy

    Cristy TPF Noob!

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    First photo posting, I am here to learn so be as cruel as you wish. I have a thick skin :) Both photos were taken using a D50, with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens. They are pretty much the best I can do at this point. I seem to be unable to keep my subjects still for long enough that I can compose the image properly and not clip bits of their face/body off!


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    Exposure time : 1/100
    Exposure program: Aperture priority
    F-Number: F2.8
    Focal length [mm]: 50


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    Exposure time : 1/400
    Exposure program: Aperture priority
    F-Number: F2.5
    Focal length [mm]: 50
     
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    #2 is a great shot. Great point of view, great expression. The eyes are killer. Just needs a little editing.
     
  3. Cristy

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    Thank you for your CC. The little girl in shot #2 is my sweet daughter, a most unwilling subject who 'forces' me to explore new ways of capturing her all the time!

    So far, I have tweaked the levels and applied the sharpening workflow as described in this post: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74450. Also, I have cleaned up some biscuit goo from her chin, and attempted to eliminate a viral rash from her cheeks with the healing brush in PS. Unfortunately some blotchiness still remains.

    What other improvements could I make to this photo?
     
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    I have evened out her skin by softening it, saturated ever so slightly, and sharpened it some more.

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    Keep exploring those new ways to capture. You should be proud of this shot.
     
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    heip, thank you. I really like what you did to her skin, I wish it really looked like that! I shall have to try it on the original.
     
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    Nice ones. I like this.
     

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