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1st try at newborn Mikayla 12 days old

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Sep 08, 2011 23:33 |  #1


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Sep 09, 2011 03:37 |  #2

Great first effort well done

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Sep 09, 2011 08:46 |  #3

Sorry, but this just looks like a simple snapshot, to me. First of all, my eyes want to look straight into the baby's nose, since that's the angle we're given. Secondly, the conversion is a little flat. Try adding some contrast, and I think you'll find your black and white's have more pop.

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Sep 09, 2011 10:44 |  #4

Nice edit, Trish, and I agree that the angle could be better! Also, you might want to uncover baby's hands when you shoot them. I know parents don't want the baby scratching their faces, but the little hands are such an important part of the image. I love the expression in this shot, the little lip pouting and he/she looks so peaceful. The baby's face is turned toward the light as well, and that is great, as there doesn't seem to be much light in that room/area, you made the most of what you had available. Keep shooting, would love to see more of the Little Sprout!

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