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May 06, 2010 13:31 |  #1

I was asked to help out with a photo shoot for a mother and her three year old.

Can you guys please CC on some of the shots?

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May 06, 2010 13:51 |  #2

Look a little over exposed out to me.


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May 06, 2010 15:50 |  #3

The last 3 shots are all quite good. The first 2 do nothing for me, in comparison.

There are some problems in choice of lighting on these last 3.

For example, #5, the last shot has them backlighted - the disadvantage there is that the background becomes burned out entirely, and the contrast of the subjects suffers.

The lighting on #4 is much better, although the direct sun is coming through the shade and really burning up whatever it hits - in this case, primarily, his back.

#4 has lighting quite similar to #5 but with less of the burning sun.

My vote is for #4.


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May 06, 2010 17:14 |  #4

Beautiful set.
#2 is adorable.


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May 07, 2010 09:27 |  #5

One thing I would like to add for composition next time you try posing with a book. As an avid reader with my children, I can offer this suggestion: position the reader and the book to benefit more the child, who is the viewer. In these images, she has positioned the book more for her comfort, making it harder for the boy to have optimum access for his viewing. At this stage of his life, he is looking at the pictures---because of the postioning, he has to work at getting a good view.

Having said this, I will also say that they are still two images that will be loved by parents/grandparents/c​hildren/siblings/etc. Great concept, and the images harken back to wonderful days of childhood.

Oh, and wise choice for the book, especially with the surroundings you've chosen. Great job!


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May 07, 2010 09:32 |  #6

Let me add---If you are not planning a reshoot, please don't suggest my observations to those involved. I don't want my sentiments to get to the family, detracting from what are still great images.


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May 07, 2010 10:15 |  #7

Robert_Lay wrote in post #10134089 (external link)
My vote is for #4.

Agreed. However, I think the vignetting might be a tad overdone. Nice composition!


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May 07, 2010 13:28 |  #8

I absolutly love #3.
The look on his face..with the book they are reading and the surroundings all fit so well together. I would lighten it some though but watch for the hot spot in her hair. Number 4 is good..but cant see their faces to well and to me the book becomes more the subject.
number 3 might look good with the effect of number 4 even...


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May 07, 2010 17:06 |  #9

Level the horizon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Otherwise, really good!




  
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May 08, 2010 17:03 |  #10

Thank you everyone for all of you comments and critique! I greatly appreciate it!


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May 08, 2010 21:26 |  #11

Nice work...Two quick comments...surprisingl​y I really like the second one..just such a great expression on his face. On the others, watch the feet. You cut hers off.




  
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May 09, 2010 17:48 |  #12

I like all of them. There is nothing that needs major critiquing. They are all very good as they stand.
But- this is just what I see.
#2 has a little to much contrast. Maybe try turning it down a little bit to bring out a little more midtone.
And- spot heal or clone out the lint/dust to the left of his face (on moms shirt.)

#3-4 Moms feet are cut off. Not a big issue, but distracting to some people!

2&3 are my favorites! The expressions on their faces and the light on moms hair in #3 are amazing! I would love to see it in just plain B&W!!!!!! #2 is awesome just cuz he's a cute kid and has a priceless smile! And- you captured it well!!!!

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May 09, 2010 21:27 as a reply to  @ OFish's post |  #13

1 needs leveling
2 no real opinion on it
3 and 4 both a dead on awesome for a mother son interaction
5 seems a little too close in but shows good interaction as well


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May 10, 2010 12:06 |  #14

#2 is great.
#5 is not great artistically, but i feel the photo (I'm a father)


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