View Full Version : My first time posting... Pictures of my daughter
8th of March 2010 (Mon), 21:26
I have not posted any of my pictures on a forum, so any suggestions would be great. I have not gotten into the photoshop aspect of this so these picture are not altered in any way except for the ivarai.com added to them
9th of March 2010 (Tue), 11:12
all of the pics seem a TAD dark - just popping it a little in post processing would help dramatically.
# 2 she has a precious face. something about the composition doesn't feel exactly right though.
#3 would be my fave - the colors add some more contrast and interest - except that the shoes sticking out from the back of her head distract me. I don't think most non-photogs would notice it though.
9th of March 2010 (Tue), 11:44
So next time she does the pose like in #3 she should leave her feet down?
9th of March 2010 (Tue), 20:55
I didn't like the feet growing out of her head either, but you don't necessarily have to put her feet down. Have her cross those feet at the ankles and hang them lower to one side so they aren't directly over her head. (I would also do this shot barefoot.) You could have changed her body angle to accomplish that as well. Instead of having her lay straight on to the camera, angle her body a little bit. She is adorable by the way. I like that you had her hand resting on her elbow and love the chubby little arms with the kid bruises. she really is a cutie patootie.
I don't have a problem with the composition in number 2, I actually really like it. I love that her head is tilted off center, and that the top of her head is cut off. That is the "principle of continuity" at work. Your brain "tells" you that the top of her head isn't really missing. Just like when you see the name of a magazine stamped across a cover model's head: you don't say "AWWKK!! She has words on her forehead...." Your brain understands the context in which a model will have words written on her forehead and it won't seem incongruous. There are some photographs where the top of the head is chopped off and you are left thinking, "why did the photographer crop that there..." and then others that the Principle of Continuity kicks in and you don't think about it at all. I think it works in this case.
On that first shot, a 45 degree angle might have worked better than the 90 degree that we are seeing, but still...cute. If you had added light to the white background, it would not be quite so grey. Still, you can fix that somewhat in photoshop and not a deal breaker.
I'd love to see some more of this little doll!
10th of March 2010 (Wed), 22:36
11th of March 2010 (Thu), 04:57
She really is the cutest little thing…and the camera likes her a lot.
In #2 I wish her head didn’t go out of frame on the left, and the feet in #3 are a little distracting, but only a little.
One thing that does bother me (and please feel free to shoot me down here if I’m wrong)…is she wearing make-up? She’s so pretty, and so young that I don’t think it does anything for her at all.
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