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Abby, age 2.

Preference? Suggestions?

Bob




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Jul 23, 2013 at 01:18 AM
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Beautiful portrait! Natural soft window light? My personal preference is the first photo. There's something about the position of the hands in the second which seem to be suspended a little awkwardly. Toddler photos are a challenge for sure, getting everything in the right position. You might want to clean up a few stray hairs around the right ear. Also some "light spots"below both ears could be darkened to remove minor distractions. Overall, great job.


Jul 23, 2013 at 02:28 AM
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Nice! I especially like the second. Maybe a few very minot tweaks to wee bit of retouching lip and upper right arm? Maybe some burning to sculpt a bit and perhaps a mid-tone contrast bump?







Jul 23, 2013 at 03:14 AM
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I agree with liking the first better. They are both nice though. The hands seem to indicate perhaps a little bit of feeling of un-sureness on what to do. If you decide to print, it shouldn't be too hard to add negative space depending on the print format chosen. If I were to change anything, it might be to lighten the whites of the eyes a smidgen. Lovely photos - Paul


Jul 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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eeneryma wrote:
Beautiful portrait! Natural soft window light? My personal preference is the first photo. There's something about the position of the hands in the second which seem to be suspended a little awkwardly. Toddler photos are a challenge for sure, getting everything in the right position. You might want to clean up a few stray hairs around the right ear. Also some "light spots"below both ears could be darkened to remove minor distractions. Overall, great job.



Thanks for your comments,

Yes, light from a west-facing window, late afternoon. A work-in-progress.

Glad you like the image, getting her to smile naturally is a challenge - too much "cheeeese" most of the time

Bob



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AuntiPode wrote:
Nice! I especially like the second. Maybe a few very minot tweaks to wee bit of retouching lip and upper right arm? Maybe some burning to sculpt a bit and perhaps a mid-tone contrast bump?


Thanks for the great re-work Karen. I'd cloned out her brother, who was not in focus and saw the jagged arm after the post - too late in the evening to tackle the clean-up.

Regards,

Bob



Jul 23, 2013 at 01:37 PM
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pinball_pw wrote:
I agree with liking the first better. They are both nice though. The hands seem to indicate perhaps a little bit of feeling of un-sureness on what to do. If you decide to print, it shouldn't be too hard to add negative space depending on the print format chosen. If I were to change anything, it might be to lighten the whites of the eyes a smidgen. Lovely photos - Paul



Paul,

Thanks for your thoughts - good point about her hands!

Regards,

Bob



Jul 23, 2013 at 01:39 PM
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a timeless look with soft lighting
second seems to have vignette covering the forearms; appears somewhat unnatural
Scott



Jul 26, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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Sometimes using an exposure layer and the gamma slider gives a better vignette effect. Lowering the exposure dilutes the contrast to my eyes, while boosting the gamma darkens while preserving and usually enhancing mid-tone contrast.


Jul 26, 2013 at 01:41 AM





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