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Sep 18, 2009 17:54 |  #16

jennhunter wrote in post #8666688 (external link)
In your opinions, which photos on my flikr are better? I am just curious to get opinions.

Here are my opinion on my favorites from your flicker site:

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my only critique is that some are odd sizes like IMG_2765 it looks very sinny? what size did you crop it to?


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Sep 18, 2009 19:35 |  #17

As I am pretty much self teaching myself photoshop, with the help of a few books, I didn't even realize I was doing that to my photos. I had it set on no restriction for the aspect ratio, so as I was cropping, it was shrinking.....duh. Guess I shall continue to learn from my mistakes :)


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Sep 18, 2009 19:47 |  #18

matonanjin wrote in post #8667075 (external link)
You say you are very new and this is your first paid shoot? Isn't this a contradiction? I think you need to work on some basics and composition before you are qualified to charge for your work.

On your second post with the baby. the baby's direction is going camera right. That is where your empty space should be. Likewise, with dad holding the baby they should give the movement towards the empty space in front of them.

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And remember to cross your I's and dot your T's ;). There is always exceptions to the rules. Thats what potography is all about. It doesnt matter if you went out and got a disposable camera yesterday and started charging today. If the clients are happy and your making money then why wait till your "qualified" to do the work? At what point should I consider myself qualified? That being said. It all comes down to whether or not the client is happy (and yourself of course). Sorry if this is a little long winded but the response seemed a little blunt. Now off to finish off that qualification test.......

I agree with this. What makes a person qualified? So because someone has been shooting for years, that would make them more qualified? Even if said photography newbie's pictures looks better?


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Sep 19, 2009 03:42 |  #19

You have some really cute shots :) I am not sure if it happened in PP or in camera, but the first image seems kind of contrasty and dark. The second eye looks almost black. You can fix it is photoshop. Just a couple of adjustments, and here is the difference.
~ Wanted to add that is one adorable baby :) and I think you did great. Keep clickin away!
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Sep 19, 2009 07:33 |  #20

Thank you so much! Would you be willing to explain how exactly you did that in photoshop?


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Sep 19, 2009 11:06 |  #21

ears wrote in post #8667491 (external link)
And remember to cross your I's and dot your T's ;). There is always exceptions to the rules. Thats what potography is all about. It doesnt matter if you went out and got a disposable camera yesterday and started charging today. If the clients are happy and your making money then why wait till your "qualified" to do the work? At what point should I consider myself qualified? That being said. It all comes down to whether or not the client is happy (and yourself of course). Sorry if this is a little long winded but the response seemed a little blunt. Now off to finish off that qualification test.......

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Amen! Thanks. Everyone has to start somewhere. And I can take criticism, but why be so harsh?

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I agree with this. What makes a person qualified? So because someone has been shooting for years, that would make them more qualified? Even if said photography newbie's pictures looks better?

In hindsite, it was blunt and harsh. For that I apologize. I so often see people post crap on here and every one falls all over each other telling the poster how great it is. That, IMO, does little to help the poster.

That is absolutely not to say the OP's product is crap. I am a sports photog not a portrait one and therefor probably not qualified to criticize and shouldn't have. But even as such I saw some areas for improvement in these. Composition could be better and several on the Flickr site could use improvement in lighting. But I certainly could have worded it better.

Definitely, I know those that have been shooting for years that put out an inferior product to some that develop a passion for this discipline and are brilliant in as short as a year or less. But still as a general rule I believe that quality improves with time and experience.

There are many of us that have been doing this for years and making a living at it that are hypersensitive to the newbies with a digital rebel and a kit lens suddenly qualified to start charging. I remain convinced there should be a minimal level of knowledge before doing so not unlike an auto mechanic or plumber. But maybe if the client is satisfied that is the ultimate measure.

My criticism was directed at your images. If you took it personally I again apologize.


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Sep 19, 2009 15:37 |  #22

I accept your apology. I didn't take it THAT personally. I would like to feel welcomed to post photos on here and get constructive, reasonable, criticism. Isn't part of the point of these sites to help us "newbies" get advice from the more experienced? Wasn't there a point in your career where you were also considered a "newbie"? I really didn't charge these people to take photos of their daughter, it was offered to me, as I was pretty much taking it in as practice. But thanks for clearing things up.


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Sep 19, 2009 16:55 |  #23

Ok, I took this one and started from scratch. Not as good as Kajawhit's, but I gave it a whirl.


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Sep 19, 2009 18:22 |  #24

I think you did a wonderful job. Everybody has their own style and if people are paying you, they must like what you are doing. Keep shooting!!I think you did a good job of your edit. I played a bit with your edit, if you don't like it I can take it down.

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Sep 19, 2009 19:07 |  #25

Thank you that looks good, what exactly did you do to it to get those results? Thank you for your words of encouragement!


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Sep 19, 2009 19:20 |  #26

jennhunter wrote in post #8673044 (external link)
Thank you that looks good, what exactly did you do to it to get those results? Thank you for your words of encouragement!

im very interested too in how those results were acheived? I really need to work on brightening eyes.

BTW I thought your shots were great. I do like the second edit of the first picture best, and I love t he second shot in your first post too. Great job!




  
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Sep 20, 2009 00:29 |  #27

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Thank you that looks good, what exactly did you do to it to get those results? Thank you for your words of encouragement!

I took your edit, adjusted the Hue/Sat (sat red -100, yellow -100), adjusted the brightness +50 painted back everything but the skin, burned the iris of the eyes. Hope this helps.


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Sep 20, 2009 12:42 |  #28

I definatly agree with you. Everyone has to start somewhere. To be truthful I think you did a great job for your first paid shoot. I truly am in love with your 2nd photo. Do you mind sharing what type of photo processing you did. I love these types of photos. I also checked your flickr and feel the other are good to. Great job!

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Amen! Thanks. Everyone has to start somewhere. And I can take criticism, but why be so harsh?


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Sep 20, 2009 18:40 |  #29

That first one is adorable.


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