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May 11, 2013 11:18 |  #1

Any honest CC would be appreciated. All shot with a T1i and 85mm and 35mm on a very overcast day in the evening. This is one of my closest friends and her first baby.

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May 11, 2013 11:34 |  #2

Wow, those are great shots capturing some special moments. Great interaction between baby and mom.
How did you get baby to make eye-contact so well?
The last b&w looks a little dark to me.


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May 11, 2013 12:37 |  #3

Qbx wrote in post #15921477 (external link)
Wow, those are great shots capturing some special moments. Great interaction between baby and mom.
How did you get baby to make eye-contact so well?
The last b&w looks a little dark to me.

Thanks, Qbx. I had mom stand behind me with a rattle for most of the shots, and my helper (12-year-old son) was being goofy for the other ones. She really watched him, it was funny. She has some focus issues with one of her eyes, so I'm glad I was able to get some good ones.


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May 11, 2013 13:26 as a reply to  @ kacebelle's post |  #4

I do not understand why people use a 35mm lens for close-up portraits...it does nothing except distort the subject features. Stick with the 85 in the future. ;)


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May 11, 2013 14:33 |  #5

chauncey wrote in post #15921722 (external link)
I do not understand why people use a 35mm lens for close-up portraits...it does nothing except distort the subject features. Stick with the 85 in the future. ;)

Which ones look distorted to you?


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May 11, 2013 17:49 |  #6

I'm really liking the DOF in # 3! Great shot.


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May 12, 2013 10:06 |  #7

Love the relationship you captured! Great job!


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May 12, 2013 12:14 |  #8

Shufu wrote in post #15922323 (external link)
I'm really liking the DOF in # 3! Great shot.

Seems a bit too shallow to me. Mom is behind the focus plane - which might work somewhat better if she were looking at the child instead of at the camera.

Overall I like the set, and I'm sure the mom does as well. I agree with Chauncy about using a longer lens for close-up ports, though.




  
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May 12, 2013 13:23 as a reply to  @ Madwrench's post |  #9

Thanks for the feedback, all. Only two of these are with the 35mm, and one other from the entire set of 16. I definitely prefer the 85mm!


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May 12, 2013 13:49 as a reply to  @ kacebelle's post |  #10

nice shots . colour nice. maybe a bit too much noise reduction or softening on first one.


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May 14, 2013 00:50 |  #11

Great stuff, especially given the equipment, you found nice light, well done.


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May 14, 2013 09:50 |  #12

Both the mom and daughter have a problem with one eye. They aren't aligned together. It is especially noticeable on mom in the last photo, but I could see it in both of them in the earlier ones as well. It is what it is though, not a big deal. If it is always like that, I wouldn't try and correct that in post because that is who she is. If it is something that only happens when she is tired, maybe then I would consider trying to "fix" it, although it ain't really broken, it is just a fact of her life. Ditto with the baby. (I photographed a mom/daughter combo once, same issue. I didn't even try to "fix" it, couldnt' begin to figure out how to do it properly.)

Having said that, you've got some great images there. The first three don't do much for me, from that point on, they are really great. That baby is really, really cute. Nice work!


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May 14, 2013 10:20 |  #13

#6 is the best IMO


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May 14, 2013 10:21 |  #14

demondrive1 wrote in post #15924682 (external link)
nice shots . colour nice. maybe a bit too much noise reduction or softening on first one.

stillinamerica wrote in post #15929821 (external link)
Great stuff, especially given the equipment, you found nice light, well done.

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Both the mom and daughter have a problem with one eye. They aren't aligned together. It is especially noticeable on mom in the last photo, but I could see it in both of them in the earlier ones as well. It is what it is though, not a big deal. If it is always like that, I wouldn't try and correct that in post because that is who she is. If it is something that only happens when she is tired, maybe then I would consider trying to "fix" it, although it ain't really broken, it is just a fact of her life. Ditto with the baby. (I photographed a mom/daughter combo once, same issue. I didn't even try to "fix" it, couldnt' begin to figure out how to do it properly.)

Having said that, you've got some great images there. The first three don't do much for me, from that point on, they are really great. That baby is really, really cute. Nice work!

Thank you for the honest critiques and kind words, all.

The eye issue is the hereditary, and yes, mom's always does that. I don't remember what it's called, but one eye just doesn't work as good as the other. They actually have the baby wear a patch for the majority of the day over her "good" eye to train it to work better. I did delete some photos where it was much more noticeable than these. Like you said, suecassidy, I wouldn't feel comfortable "fixing" it even if I could since that's part of who they are. :)


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May 14, 2013 11:49 |  #15

It's called Strabismus and yes, it is hereditary. you did a terrific job with those, she will be thrilled.


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