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Feb 07, 2011 19:30 |  #1

Hard to believe he is 11 months old now. My first post of him was when he was 4 months old! Anyways... critique is needed on his picture! Thanks for looking and your help!

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Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
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Feb 07, 2011 19:48 |  #2

Eyes are fantastic, to bad the drool is not as clear.


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Feb 07, 2011 21:50 |  #3

The eyes are cool. I don't like the crop. And the way the top left is so washed out, keeps drawing my eye over there away from the center of his face.




  
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Feb 07, 2011 22:11 |  #4

you didn't focus on the eyes, first rule of portraits, move your focus point to the eye. Also it looks like you did post work on the eyes, it looks weird


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Feb 08, 2011 00:31 |  #5

This is just a person opinion of baby pictures. Your shot is just fine, taking into account of what the other posters have said about a focal point or something.

HOWEVER, in my opinion, people should never take close-up photos of babies faces with snot coming out of their noses, drool or food on their face. It's gross. It's a good shot otherwise.


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Feb 08, 2011 02:33 |  #6

I like the crop actually, and the drool is what makes this picture cute.
Biggest downside on this for me is the over-exposed section on the left.


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Feb 08, 2011 07:07 |  #7

megapixelsoffun wrote in post #11798867 (external link)
you didn't focus on the eyes, first rule of portraits, move your focus point to the eye. Also it looks like you did post work on the eyes, it looks weird

My focus point was on his left eye, the one closest to the camera. I did do a little PP to his eyes but only to brighten up the whites and a 20% opacity was used. Sorry if it looks weird! Will have to work on that! Thanks for you critique ;)

Thank you all for your comments! I had another go at it and lowered the brightness hoping to keep the left side from being blown out.

thoughts?


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Feb 08, 2011 14:02 |  #8

JTX wrote in post #11799499 (external link)
HOWEVER, in my opinion, people should never take close-up photos of babies faces with snot coming out of their noses, drool or food on their face. It's gross. It's a good shot otherwise.

IMHO, I think the drool is great. I agree that Snot would be gross, but I think baby drool is okay.


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Feb 08, 2011 14:07 |  #9

no to drool.


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Feb 08, 2011 18:29 |  #10

Hmmm seems to be a debate on the drool factor. ;) For me personally, I think drool on babies is cute, its a fact of them growing. He is currently cutting 2 more teeth so I will remember that from this picture 20 years from now. Now drool on an older child or person isn't that cute. Snot, no thanks, that can stay out of the pictures!


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Feb 09, 2011 06:19 |  #11

Yes to the drool! This is one you save and show to his Prom date. Snot would be even better.


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