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Nov 11, 2016 15:46 |  #1

Mom wanted these for the baby's upcoming baptism. I think I'm going to have to rearrange furniture in my living room or move lol. Still trying to find the best place for my lighting but I run out of real estate :-\

Thoughts? Mom loves them but I'm trying to improve my light placement.


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Nov 11, 2016 15:47 |  #2

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Nov 12, 2016 07:30 |  #3

We have here what appears to be a flawless newborn...what cretin would ruin it by inserting ear studs?
They are nice images in spite of that.


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Nov 12, 2016 08:05 |  #4

chauncey wrote in post #18182416 (external link)
We have here what appears to be a flawless newborn...what cretin would ruin it by inserting ear studs?
They are nice images in spite of that.

In Spain it is quite common to pierce the ears before even christenings. Or at least it used to be.

Photos are really cute


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Nov 12, 2016 08:39 |  #5

Thanks it's a tradition in Hispanic culture to get baby girls ears done. I had mine pierced as a baby and my daughter as well.

I understand the sentiment though.


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Nov 12, 2016 10:39 |  #6

It's probably a generational thingy.


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Nov 12, 2016 10:47 |  #7

chauncey wrote in post #18182529 (external link)
It's probably a generational thingy.

Facial piercings are a generational thingy, but ear piercing on babies is an ethnic thing, or used to be, and goes back longer. My Chicana girlfriends in childhood (long ago) had had it done when they were too young to agree to it. Now the custom has gained popularity among other subcultures.


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Nov 12, 2016 13:08 |  #8

The photos are great but I find the wall behind the fur thing she's on distracting.


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Nov 12, 2016 21:52 |  #9

Jethr0 wrote in post #18182635 (external link)
The photos are great but I find the wall behind the fur thing she's on distracting.

Yes that's what I was thinking too.


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Nov 13, 2016 07:03 |  #10

If I were the parents, I would be very happy with these shots. I have one observation other than the wall thing already mentioned, which I think could be fixed in post processing by brightening it a little. It's clear the the mom or dad was off camera trying to elicit a response. It worked great. The child is engaged and bright-eyed. But as a photographer, you want the subject to be looking at you. Encourage the "assistant" to stand directly behind you and peep over your head. That way, the subject's eyes will be looking closer to where you want. The most engaging image in my opinion is the one where she's not smiling.


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Nov 14, 2016 04:17 |  #11

Very nice. Third one is my favorite. Removing the vignetting may reduce the background's impact.


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Feb 09, 2017 08:59 |  #12

Nice work again! Great series


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Feb 09, 2017 19:25 |  #13

I agree with the feedback already given and for sure, I'd have raised that fur blanket up high and out of the frame to create a solid more seamless backdrop. Comments on the ear piercing or lack thereof are irrelevant. Watch the tendency to "shoot up the nose" which will happen if the baby lies or slides down too much. That third shot is the winner for me. A simple, wide eyed innocent, close up with some catchlights, even if they (the catchlights) may not be perfectly placed or sized. They give "life" to the eyes. love it.


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Feb 21, 2017 20:46 |  #14

Shot is great,but the background is distracting. Different color background might help the subject to be more distinct.




  
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