First photoshoot that doesn't involve a newborn. Feedback please!

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So, I asked my friend if I could do a little shoot with her. Up until now I've only photographed my own family and newborns. Makeup done by me too~ :)

My friend's daughter is a very spirited little thing. I had some trouble with her skin tone as she has different skin tones. Her face was significantly different from her arms, and even her hands were different. I "tinkered" with her in photoshop but everything I did looked bad so I just kind of left it. The little one wouldn't stay still for even a second, so unfortunately the best photos we could get of her is when mom is holding her.

I wish we could have had a reflector....

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This is one where the little girl's skin tone is so different. I can't seem to figure out how to even her out.
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One of the few pictures we could get this little one to be still for. I think it might be overexposed?? Cant figure out why the flower is so washed out. It is like that in the unedited photo as well.
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4) I hate that her sweater is the same color as the path. :( I'm sure theres a way to fix that in PS.
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Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to give me any feedback
 

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These are very nice. I like the way you captured them looking so natural and relaxed. That seems to be something that is difficult for many new photographers to get right. I don't know anything about post processing so can't help you on the skin tones or sweater.
 

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I like how natural they both look
 

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I don't know if it's my computer or if this is what you're going for but the whites are really blinding. I like the pics a lot overall though. Nice job.
 

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These look significantly overexposed to me. Luckily, pictures of pretty ladies and lasses is one of the very,very few subjects where this much overexposure does not just kill the pictures. I would try reducing the exposure in software, and if your software has a "recovery" tool, I would use that to hopefully recover some of the lost highlight detail.
 

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Very nice and worth any recovery efforts or PS magic. . What software do you have?

Sorry, I see you have PS.
 

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I agree, definitely blow out in a few places, but you can easily clean them up in post! They look very natural. Well done
 
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These are very nice. I like the way you captured them looking so natural and relaxed. That seems to be something that is difficult for many new photographers to get right. I don't know anything about post processing so can't help you on the skin tones or sweater.

Thank you so much!
 
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These look significantly overexposed to me. Luckily, pictures of pretty ladies and lasses is one of the very,very few subjects where this much overexposure does not just kill the pictures. I would try reducing the exposure in software, and if your software has a "recovery" tool, I would use that to hopefully recover some of the lost highlight detail.

Thanks so much!! I still have all of the unedited photos saved so I can make the needed adjustments. I really appreciate your feedback~ :)
 
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Very nice and worth any recovery efforts or PS magic. . What software do you have?

Sorry, I see you have PS.
Thank you! I am still trying to learn all the ins and outs of PS. I'm sure I can find a Youtube video on it! lol
 

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