Just want to say that i asked the little one to give a smile thinking that i'd get a cheesy 2-year old grin or something...i got the "i'm in pain or constipated expression" i stopped doing that and just asked her to tell her sister a joke and then laugh. that worked out better. When i looked at the whole set i felt a bit disappointed, but I hope i've got a few good ones for mom, so please CC everything, esp skin tones and processing if you can. TIA
All shot with my 28-75mm
1.ISO 800, f/3.2, ss 1/100
3. ISO 800 f/3.5, ss 1/125
Hi, I can't cc but just wanted to say that that is how I get Eva to smile a good smile too--I tell her "show me how you laugh!!"
Even at age 8 ... that's the best way I know to get my guy to smile ... 'tell me a joke, honey.....'
Here are my thoughts ...
1. this is my favorite of the bunch and I just KNOW mom is going to love it!!! Your conversion is really nice. the comp and focus look great too. I love that you can clearly see both mom and dd's faces. REALLY NICE! Girl's face may be just a touch blown between the corner of her eye on hairline. I'm not calibrated here at work, so it's hard to tell though.
2. oh that forced grin ..... mom and older daughter look GREAT! Focus and comp are really nice. The bg color works really nicely w/ their varied shirts. Wish the little one was at least looking at you here. You might also try changing the angle a bit ... the base board makes it look like the floor is sloping down to our right.
3. this is my 2nd favorite of the set. You got great light in both of their eyes and the little one's forced grin isn't quite as forced here. she just looks like she's squeezing really hard and that's endearing (imho).
Nice work for what looks like a challenging situation!
#1 is such a sweet moment. Mom is very dark compared to the LO but I don't mind here. I think its adorable.
#2 I see what you mean here! The littlest ones smile is very funny. I agree with Gigi about changing the angle so the baseboard isn't crooked.
As far as skin tones go, I can't help much because I'm not confident in my skin tones yet. Nothing stands out to me. Maybe someone with a bit more experience can give their opinions for you.
I do really love the conversion in #1!
what a funny kid! yeah, the forced smiles can be painful. the first shot is wonderful, the mom will adore it! on the second, do you have any of the younger girl where you can do a head swap for her? skin looks good to me. wish you hadn't chopped their hands as it looks like their hands were in their laps and that would have been cute. the third is very sweet. younger girl doesn't look as sharp as older girl in terms of focus, how does it look in your full size version? and again, wish the older girls hands were visible. but that's a sweet moment, and I know in my house that would be hard to capture.
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