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Dec 23, 2016 09:33 |  #1

Peeps, I am not totally satisfied, yet i cannot point out what I am not satisfied with....how do you see the pic and your feedback please.

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Dec 23, 2016 10:06 |  #2

I might start with getting a better expression & cloning out one of the highlights in her eyes. And f/4 or f/5.6 would sharpen things up a bit.


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Dec 23, 2016 10:07 |  #3

Why is your ISO so high?


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Dec 23, 2016 10:11 |  #4

Expression can be resolved by taking a bunch of shots. Have someone entertaining the subject while you are shooting. I'd start with f/5.6 or a shorter lens, too. The windows in the eyes is distracting, and the subject lighting is pretty flat.


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Dec 23, 2016 11:01 |  #5

I like everything about this photo except the facial expression(she looks like she's pouting or mad) and the thin DOF. The flat lighting works for a baby portrait, but f4 would be about right for the aperture.


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Dec 24, 2016 02:37 |  #6

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18221593 (external link)
I might start with getting a better expression & cloning out one of the highlights in her eyes. And f/4 or f/5.6 would sharpen things up a bit.

Thanks. Trust me, we tried so hard to get a smile out of her, but she just would not oblige! The lighting wasn't that great, which meant I had to stay at 2.8 to get a decent shutter speed without blowing out the ISO.


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Dec 24, 2016 02:39 |  #7

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18221595 (external link)
Why is your ISO so high?

The lighting was not that great and I dint think 640 was too much to ask from the 5d2. She was moving around too fast and was trying to avoid the blur..hence the ISO and shutter aperture setting as they are.


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Dec 24, 2016 02:40 |  #8

Bassat wrote in post #18221598 (external link)
Expression can be resolved by taking a bunch of shots. Have someone entertaining the subject while you are shooting. I'd start with f/5.6 or a shorter lens, too. The windows in the eyes is distracting, and the subject lighting is pretty flat.

Thanks Bassat. Took heaps and after jumping up and dow and playing all tricks in the book, she just would not oblige!


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Dec 24, 2016 02:41 |  #9

rrblint wrote in post #18221657 (external link)
I like everything about this photo except the facial expression(she looks like she's pouting or mad) and the thin DOF. The flat lighting works for a baby portrait, but f4 would be about right for the aperture.

Thanks rrblint. The lighting was not great and hence the camera settings as they are.


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Dec 24, 2016 07:07 |  #10

I'd try to play with tones and saturation, as the background is feeling really flat, and it blends with the kiddo. I think that may help, it may give some contrast, and make it look better.




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Dec 24, 2016 11:36 |  #11

As far as her expression goes, I love it! She has that little diva look that is priceless to me anyways. I think the focus might be off on her eyes a bit, but not a deal breaker, and i do like that you have some catchlights in her dark eyes. I do also love that you kept her bare feet so we are looking at her little corn niblet toes and not boring socks or the soles of shoes. You also kept her clothing simple enough that we see HER first and not a giant headband that is wearing a baby. So kudos on that as well.


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Dec 24, 2016 13:04 |  #12

I think it is the uneven tone of her skin that bothers me, and I wish the blanket was a light lavender.

I took the image and ran it thru nik pro silver effects 2, toned it, then set it at 50% opacity and like it much better.. I'd try black and white and desaturating it and see what you think.


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Dec 24, 2016 20:42 |  #13

ksbal wrote in post #18222705 (external link)
I think it is the uneven tone of her skin that bothers me, and I wish the blanket was a light lavender.

I took the image and ran it thru nik pro silver effects 2, toned it, then set it at 50% opacity and like it much better.. I'd try black and white and desaturating it and see what you think.

I agree also with the two tone on her face.


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Dec 24, 2016 22:16 |  #14

The expression is the big one for me, but exposure wise it looks fine. Maybe some evening out of the skin tones, but other than that and the expression I think you're on the right track.




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Dec 25, 2016 07:42 |  #15

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18221593 (external link)
I might start with getting a better expression & cloning out one of the highlights in her eyes. And f/4 or f/5.6 would sharpen things up a bit.

Looking at her expression over the last few days, I'm starting to like her attitude in the image & am starting to think that it's a keeper. You can always try for a smile the next time, after all.


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