12 day old for CC (pic heavy)

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Joined: 10/20/07
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12 day old for CC (pic heavy)

The house was DARK! I opened blinds and got as close to the window as I could so I could use natural light. I am still learning skin tones... 30 second PP on all of them are slight levels and curves adjustments. ISO between 100-200 for all f/2.8 SS 1/60

I am finally trying out some manual settings

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5. major cloning to fix broken handle of basket.... still not satified...

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8. The color version of this was terrible and poor little one was DONE! so I tried a black and white save...

kiss_the_fiddler's picture
Joined: 11/06/07
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Hi. No real CC to offer, just opinions. I LOVE number 3! Number 6 looks like she has thrush.
Heidi

Joined: 10/20/07
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"kiss_the_fiddler" wrote:

Hi. No real CC to offer, just opinions. I LOVE number 3! Number 6 looks like she has thrush.
Heidi

I thought thrush too and mentioned it to mama, but she said her tongue is just like that a lot?

Joined: 10/20/07
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Come on guys, I would love a little feedback... I am just figuring out this camera and want to do better.

Joined: 05/10/07
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I can't comment on colour (at work) but #3 is probably my fav. I know you said by #8 she pretty much done but i would've like to have seen her either lying on something or swaddled in the bowl. Just looks like she was just put there, kwim?
#7-i would try a portrait/vertical comp next time and a tighter swaddle
#5-can't even tell where the broken part of the handle is, nice work
your B&Ws look a bit flat, like they need a bit more brightness to them or something. Overall i think you did a good job...Newborns are hard Smile HTH
Good work!!

Jeffininer's picture
Joined: 11/07/07
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#3 is my fav too, the baby's expression is just so serine.
#4 is a close second.
#5 fix on the basket is great. I wouldn't have been able to tell. Not crazy about the positioning. It almost looks like the picture is upside down to me...
#7 I agree with the tighter/neater swaddle

Joined: 01/18/06
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You might try cloning out the little white flecks (cotton from blankie?) in #1 so that they don't draw the eye away from the little toesies! It should be a fairly easy edit. (EDITED here--I originally put the wrong photo number)

I love #3. The colors and contrast look great.

I would have never know about the basket handle in #5. Great job! It looks to me like there's a little too much contrast in #5 however.

I'd like to see #6 with the white on the tongue cloned out, if possible. It's distracting from what otherwise is a very sweet shot.

I like the pattern on the bamboo bowl in #8.

All in all, it looks like you handled a challenging shoot very well!

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Joined: 12/27/07
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I think you did a great job! Would never have know the basket had a broken handle.

I agree with #1 in trying to close out the lint/dry skin. That's what my eye is drawn too first and is kind of distracting.

In #5, it would be nice to not see the disposable diaper. Maybe next time use a diaper cover, like from a dress, or something. I hate the look of disposable diapers, but then I use cloth so tha may be why it bothers me.

Overall I think you did a GREAT job!!!

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#1 is great. Would be even more special w/out the lint, but really ... you just can't go wrong w/ baby feet. Smile

#3 is my fave. I just love that sweet expression! I like the angle and tight crop. Some might want to have the whole arm in there, but I truly like it as it is - really brings focus to the face (where it belongs).

TFS!
GiGi

Joined: 07/15/07
Posts: 630

I'm really new to this so can't really CC (cause I don't know what I'm talking about lol) but my fave is number 4. She looks so peaceful and perfect!

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Joined: 08/23/07
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I love the first 4!!! What a precious little girl. I agree #5 has an odd angle; but I do like the basket lining, and your cloning work! The baby looks very uncomfortable and twisted though.
#6 would be great if you could tone down her tongue a lot like someone else mentioned too.