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Mar 22, 2014 16:56 |  #1

Got my 6d last week. Would love any feedback on any of these. Thanks.

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Mar 22, 2014 20:23 |  #2

Lovely!


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Mar 23, 2014 14:27 |  #3

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Lovely!

Thank you :)


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Mar 24, 2014 00:33 |  #4

Yes nice !

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2 the foot-leg in the bokeh, make me feel a strange position
4 nice shallow DOF but the second eye is a bit in the bokeh

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Mar 24, 2014 02:45 |  #5

I utterly loathe images of peoples' children and pets, but these are really good.

I still don't like them, but that's my problem. For the most part these are technically well done, nicely lit and well-composed, and are extremely flattering to the child. Great job.

I will add that, by comparison, I think the color images are more effective. There's an upbeat sort of liveliness to this kid, which I think is well-served by the warm colors. The black and white images are sort of lacking that, I think. They're still good, I just think they look worse when presented right next to the color images.

Also, when looking at the two black and white images, I notice that the first seems to have a little bit of a warmer tone than the second. I'm also thinking I see a little bit of a green cast (maybe it's just my monitor, but that seems a little weird to me), but I think that warm is the way to go. The second black and white image almost seems a little bluish to me (though again, maybe that';s just my monitor and maybe it's due to comparing it to the other photographs). But in any case, the second black and white image here seems to be the coldest of the bunch. And if you're gonna go black and white, I think the image could stand to be warmed up a little bit.

The feet are my least favorite images here. I see what you're going for, but I just don't think that image has the same impact. With the other images, there's just more "pop". The liveliness of the kid just jumps out, it's very obvious. The feet are a little bit more subtle. They don't really work in the same way as the others. They don't really work so much as a standard portrait of the child, because you can't tell whose feet they are. You need more information: information which I'm sure is available to you as a parent, but is lost to others. To me, they could be anyone's feet. With that in mind, I'd appreciate #5 more if it was shot in more of a "fine art" way. Like, sculpting the feet with light to emphasize the contours in them, or something like that. That, or just accept that critics like me are outsiders, that we don't "get it", and that this image is for a select group (namely, the kid's parents and family).

But long story short, from my perspeective as an outsider:

1) Great images.

2) Color works better than black and white.

3) If you're gonna go b&w, warm tone works better than cold tone.

4) Faces work better than feet.




  
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Mar 24, 2014 03:57 |  #6

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I utterly loathe images of peoples' children and pets, but these are really good.

I still don't like them, but that's my problem. For the most part these are technically well done, nicely lit and well-composed, and are extremely flattering to the child. Great job.

I will add that, by comparison, I think the color images are more effective. There's an upbeat sort of liveliness to this kid, which I think is well-served by the warm colors. The black and white images are sort of lacking that, I think. They're still good, I just think they look worse when presented right next to the color images.

Also, when looking at the two black and white images, I notice that the first seems to have a little bit of a warmer tone than the second. I'm also thinking I see a little bit of a green cast (maybe it's just my monitor, but that seems a little weird to me), but I think that warm is the way to go. The second black and white image almost seems a little bluish to me (though again, maybe that';s just my monitor and maybe it's due to comparing it to the other photographs). But in any case, the second black and white image here seems to be the coldest of the bunch. And if you're gonna go black and white, I think the image could stand to be warmed up a little bit.

The feet are my least favorite images here. I see what you're going for, but I just don't think that image has the same impact. With the other images, there's just more "pop". The liveliness of the kid just jumps out, it's very obvious. The feet are a little bit more subtle. They don't really work in the same way as the others. They don't really work so much as a standard portrait of the child, because you can't tell whose feet they are. You need more information: information which I'm sure is available to you as a parent, but is lost to others. To me, they could be anyone's feet. With that in mind, I'd appreciate #5 more if it was shot in more of a "fine art" way. Like, sculpting the feet with light to emphasize the contours in them, or something like that. That, or just accept that critics like me are outsiders, that we don't "get it", and that this image is for a select group (namely, the kid's parents and family).

But long story short, from my perspeective as an outsider:

1) Great images.

2) Color works better than black and white.

3) If you're gonna go b&w, warm tone works better than cold tone.

4) Faces work better than feet.

Thanks.

I definitely think it's my monitor! Looking at them on my work laptop the second b+w definitely does have a blue tint to it. The room I was in had lovely light, but all of the walls were duck egg blue which was casting quite a few colour issues.

Without using a grey card I really struggle to get the white balance perfect and it's definitely something I need to work on.

Thanks again though, although these are pictures of my daughter I am trying to practise composition, light and processing so I can do shots of other peoples' children too.

I'm pleased that someone who doesn't like pictures like this think they're ok!


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Mar 24, 2014 05:24 |  #7

I like #2. The foot in the back looks uncomfortable, but I have three kids so say no more.


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Mar 24, 2014 16:53 |  #8

3 immediately jumped out at me as special. Normally I prefer colour, but this is lovely.


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Mar 25, 2014 09:10 |  #9

Nice and sharp where it matters most. Beautiful.




  
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Mar 28, 2014 10:52 |  #10

Very good, I can't really add any criticism!


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