- Oct 12, 2016
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Thank you SO much for your feedback! That is tremendously helpful!! Editing is a big weakness for me right now. What did you use to edit this image! I absolutely agree that your suggestions and touch-ups greatly enhance the photo.Congrats, Nr. 3&4 are great images.
Creating black and whites or using split toning often helps overcome noise - or even use noise to your advantage, giving it a vintage, intimate look. Very well done!
If anything, I´d crop Nr.4 a little tighter. You cropped mummys clothing left and right which is a little distracting to my eye. Cropping it closer would stop that and get a little more intimate with the baby. Especially if you want to print on canvas, it is wise to leave a little space between your objects and the corner of the frames. Canvas can be printed onto the sides too, and you need that space to be printed on either side (does that make sense? - you see english is not my first language ). I´d say this would give a nice 4x5 crop.
To be very honest 1 and 2 are merely snapshots, but nothing to worry about. If you don´t get the posed shots you plan, you have to do something. Sometimes it helps if you have a lens with really shallow depth (wide aperture) to make those snapshots look more interesting.
Nr.5 has some potential.
Here´s my try , could be a tad brighter though.
- I´d try to get rid of that table leg and what seems to be a carpet on top left, and maybe also give it a tint (it would work better on the raw file though ).
- If the black carpet was a big one, you could have tried to use that as a background, filling the complete frame by either moving it, or moving father and baby, for example by getting closer to the carpet.
Finding the right background for these kind of shots is always key. Look out for something uniform that could fill the complete background of your frame.
- If you have some cloth, make sure it always covers the nappies. That is something you need to take care of and if you don´t have an assistant, you could instruct the parents to keep an eye on, because that can easily happen and is somewhat distracting. Retouching it works sometimes, but not always.
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I know the mom's arms got cut off That was not an editing crop but more of a lack of space to move around in their home and my weakness in improvising in such a situation (e.g. having her turn sideways as the dad did).
Again, your enhancements and advice are so helpful!
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