Mike R wrote in post #2031559
I like the composition of the first shot, but not the bright shoulder/arm.
the 2nd and 3rd image look as if you were shooting "down". I think you should have gotten lower ( on her level). JMO. and and I need help w/my portrait skills.
thanks, yeah, the bright shoulder/arm is a slight problem. i can try to make it not so bright?
the 2nd one, i was almost down to her eye level. and yeah, 3rd pic, i was shooting a little from above.
First off, I LOVE these shots, number three works best for me without the softening but the other two I'd be proud to hang on my wall if I'd taken them either with or without the softening.
As for not being used to working with kids you've done a damn good job here working WITH her shyness instead of trying to fight it (which would be a mistake IMO).
Great, thanks for the positive comments!
Much better... You can also try erasing the blur from your softening layer to reveal key parts of her face.. eyes, eyebrows, lips and maybe a few sweeps of her hair.... Sometimes I erase a bit off of the noses too, makes them look more real..
really nice work you have here.
I'll try erasing some of the blur and see if that can help. I was trying to do "selective" softening and didn't figure out how. but it seems like your suggestion will work.