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it's not done yet

but ya'll want to help cc a set for me pretty please??? I know there are things I have to fix already, but was curious how much farther I have to go. Are there any that you would take out?

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I do have thoughts on these ... but have to run to the bus stop. glad to see you're applying! Smile

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Okay, I'm not usually one to be all, "no one is replying" but I suppose I'll go there this time. :roll:

I see that there have been 62 views and the set itself has been looked at 71 times. I don't even know if I like these particular ones for the set I was just trying to follow the suggested "formula" for over there. Regardless, I feel I could use some help fine tuning things. But if they suck, they suck. If they're okay, then that's fine too, but I would really really LOVE some honest, helpful C&C on them. If I get my feeling hurt, then so be it. That's where I need to get my emotions out of it and need to look at them technically. (sp?) I saw a post once from Katie that said that really good stuff gets commented on cause well...it's great and really sucky stuff gets commented on b/c it is crying out for help and the "uhhh...it's ooookkkaayyy" stuff gets nothin' because well, let's face it, it's nothing special. So is that what I am supposed to take from the lack of response? ROFL I suppose that's better than the whole, "man you need MAJOR help!" responses that are totally possible. Wink

Anyways, any suggestions, ANY AT ALL would be helpful. I love you all and really value your opinions. And for those that haven't responded already, well...:wedgie: to you then.
ROFL just playin' girls.

Oh, I already think I need to contrast the heck out of my b&w's. Wink

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Of course my CC isn't professional by any means, but I think all these photos are great. Seriously, I would book you in a heart beat. You should see the professional photographers around here. I would be considered professional. Wink Are you wanting me to comment here or on flickr? If flickr, I will copy and paste it. Let me know!

My favorite is the first one of the babies. It's super sweet, and you caught one precious, precious moment.

LOVE the one of your little guy. No, I don't think it's too soft.

The b&w one could use something more. It seems a bit grey, I think..maybe it's just me. Adorable eyes though.

LOVE the last one. The white background allows her to stand out!

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:bigarmhug: thank you Sadie. Yeah, I thik I need to do a total overhaul on my b&w's.

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Question- are there just 4 photos? Am I seeing the right ones? I feel as though your plurals on b&ws, means I am missing some?

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"sadieruth" wrote:

Question- are there just 4 photos? Am I seeing the right ones? I feel as though your plurals on b&ws, means I am missing some?

I will see to make sure that they are all set to public.

Here is a guest pass:
http://flickr.com/gp/31274720@N04/zhn12r

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I've taken a look at these. I think you got a great start on a set already. Smile I have been lurking over at ILP and from what I've read those guys like variety and I think you need more of that. I'm sure you are working on that though. Smile I know I have seen a few others from you that could go in there. I'm not sure though. They sure seem picky over at ILP. Blum 3 I know they like to see a certain amount of photos of your kids and then the rest need to be other people. Skin tone seems off in a few of them but I don't think I'm calibrated. They seem a teeny bit cool to me but that's it. I will have to check again once I'm calibrated. Blum 3

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That's better, I could only see a few photos so I never replied! I'll take a look at the set now and come back with some comments! I'm certianly not an expert but I love looking at pictures and can try to give some cc! Smile

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

I've taken a look at these. I think you got a great start on a set already. Smile I have been lurking over at ILP and from what I've read those guys like variety and I think you need more of that. I'm sure you are working on that though. Smile I know I have seen a few others from you that could go in there. I'm not sure though. They sure seem picky over at ILP. Blum 3 I know they like to see a certain amount of photos of your kids and then the rest need to be other people. Skin tone seems off in a few of them but I don't think I'm calibrated. They seem a teeny bit cool to me but that's it. I will have to check again once I'm calibrated. Blum 3

ROFL I just counted and there are 9 of my kids...I guess I can't argue that I'm bias, huh?!?! ROFL

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Ok, holy crap, I missed out on a lot..sorry. Let me number the ones I commented on...

#1- My favorite is the first one of the babies. It's super sweet, and you caught one precious, precious moment.

#2 & #6- great outside sunflare/sunset pics. The one of the family is amazing.

#4- The bottom of her skirt is bright to me, but she looks great. Those eyes...geez, amazing!

#9- LOVE the one of your little guy. No, I don't think it's too soft.

#11- I think this b&w is good. I love the way you have the belly off to the right.

#13- GREAT cake smash photos! The expression you capture- awesome! The colors are perfect in this one!

#16- This b&w one could use something more. It seems a bit grey, I think..maybe it's just me. Adorable eyes though. This is really the only b&w one that I think needs something more.

#17- I would like to see this one in color... I think this one is great.

#18- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Wouldn't change a thing!

#19- LOVE this one. The white background allows her to stand out!

#26- I love the texture and the background on this one, but the baby seems awkward to me.

Sorry my cc's where all crazy. I only saw four the first time. HTH! You are great!

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Alright, so I went thought them pretty quickly + I'm on an uncalibrated laptop so take my colour suggestions as a grain of salt. This is my un-professional CC!

I think they set is wonderful. I'm sure clients would be super happy to receive any of these photos of their kids and I'm sure you're super happy to display any of the ones of your kids! So way to go! You're awesome!

1. I really like this picture - the baby on the right has a bit of yellow on the face near the nose. The watermark is a bit distracting right across the center too.
2. I LOVE this silhouette. The colours in the sky are beautiful.
3. I like the colours in this. Very nice.
4. The colour popping out is lovely.
5. The skin looks a little cool to me - blue
6. Gorgeous sun flare picture
7. Very cute
8. I like this picture but maybe the skin colour is off a little?
9. I don't think I like the texture of it - it's not a favorite
10. I like this one better than 8. Should you include 2 pictures from the same session for pre-pro?
11. LOVE IT
12. I find the fingers are what I look at first, they are a bit bright (cute picture though)
13. The arm and face are really difference colours. The arm seems a bit to yellow
14. A bit blah, needs a little more colour or something?
15. Same as above - need a little more something
16. I like the picture but think the whites should be whiter it's a bit to grey.
17. Again, I like the picture but this time think the blacks need to be blacker.
18. Cute, I like it
19. I really like this
20. Not a favorite - there isn't "that" connection
21. A bit soft?
22. not enough of the eyes
23. Like this much better than 22
24. Really like this picture
25. I like this a lot and would be interested to see this in B&W (it's a bit to magenta?)
25. I find the baby is a bit lost in the picture, maybe a closer crop?

JMO - I hope I have some ok cc! Good luck Smile

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Hey Kelly - I'm only able to see 4 as well. ???

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I can only see 4 also. I think you need to set the pictures for public view.

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There's a guest pass you can use in post #7

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I would number them before posting on the prepro review board. This is very picky cc. I read the prepro app board all the time. I think you have plenty of variety. 9 of your own kids is fine. They just want to see variety in lighting and situation not necessarily people. You have plenty of different people. The only one i would not use is both pumpkin pics of your twins since the reviewers won't know that you have identical twins.

here is my cc.

1. love
2. love
3. love
4. looks a smidge cool, i would clone out the distracting dark spot on her left.
5. the stuff behind him on the white background is a bit distracting.
6. love
7. not loving the crop on this.
8. elbow chop
9. you said this was soft. i wouldn't use it for prepro if it is.
10. love
11. i don't like how she is cut off at the wrist.
12. looks cool. those hands look very pale, esp the one holding the head.
13. cute
14. nice
15. orange cast from pumpkin on his chin
16. love
17. skin looks a little muddy to me.
18. love
19. nice
20. too snapshotty for prepro
21. not loving this, her expression, the bow is cut in half
22. bright background is a bit distracting.
23. nice (i wouldn't use both 22 and 23. i know you have twins but it looks like you have 2 pics of the same girl with pumpkins.)
24. cute
25. very cute but she looks a bit too pink
26.love the pic, not loving the texture. I think it takes away from the softness of the pic.

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The only one i would not use is both pumpkin pic of your twins since the reviews won't know that you have identical twins.

OMG, Steph, this cracks me up, b/c that's why I didn't use the one of Emma laying down in the pink petti with white b/g b/c I thought it would confuse people. Good to know! I'm off to make some changes and edit a couple new ones to try and round off to 30! Thank you all soooooo much for a detailed cc. Love you gals.

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"kshiell" wrote:

There's a guest pass you can use in post #7

Oops didn't see that. I did a quick glance and I'll be back for a full CC.

But the first thing I notice that you might get dinged on is the lack of variety. I would say a lot of this might be interpreted as being the same session or setting. I've been reading thru the process of getting accepted for Prepro and they really focus on seeing how you do in variety of locations and clientele IMHO. I read that rule of thumb is to have 1to 3 photos of the same clients/setting. But I could be wrong.

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I have thoughts on these, I promise. I just need a solid 20 minutes to sit down and go through them all. I haven't had those 20 minutes yet. Sad

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After relooking for the variety, I would also take out one of the babies in the bear hats since there are 3 of those. And then I commented on a few that are wither too snapshotty or have limb chops. If you can't recrop the limb chops I would take those out too. As far as the other newborns, they could all be different newborns to me, newborns look alike IMO.

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These are GREAT cc's! I love you girls SO much!!!

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Kelly - I'll be back later tonight to c/c... girls are being a handful now.

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I know this is not realated, but I took a look at your site (which looks very nice btw) and noticed that your Sneak a Peek is spelled wrong. I can't remember but I think you have Sneek a Peak. Anyway, I thought you might want to know... Wink

I am about to leave work, but will come back later to cc more. The thing that stood out to me right away was seeing the 3 photos of the bear hat babes. They are all deserving of being in there, but I think it really stands out. I would eliminate at least one.

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"tifferdawns" wrote:

I know this is not realated, but I took a look at your site (which looks very nice btw) and noticed that your Sneak a Peek is spelled wrong. I can't remember but I think you have Sneek a Peak. Anyway, I thought you might want to know... Wink

I am about to leave work, but will come back later to cc more. The thing that stood out to me right away was seeing the 3 photos of the bear hat babes. They are all deserving of being in there, but I think it really stands out. I would eliminate at least one.

This is what happens when you NAK and then don't go back after you put a baby down! Thanks Tiff!

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okay, I'm going through them now. Smile I'm numbering them, hope that you don't delete any or rearrange before you read this.

1. love this, keep it
2. always one of my favorites of yours
3. I think the colors are nice, but I'm not sure this one belongs here
4. I know you did a good job cloning out the writing behind her, but there's other background stuff I find distracting (upper right corner)
5. love it
6. another great one - between the second one and this, I wouldn't add any more silouettes though
7. cute, but I'm still seeing the color cast on her face
8. hmmmmmmmmmm toss this one keep 10
9. love this one too ... but I never tire of seeing Matty. I still don't think it's soft
10. prefer this over 8
11. nice, it's a different pose, and I dig it
12 - color looks off, but I think the photo itself belongs here
13. too cute!
14. I wish the oldest kid didn't look like he was squinting ... but it's a nice family picture
15. You have a lot of Matty here, this is one I'd probably think about taking out (and I'm seeing the orange cast on his face)
16. baby Matty, love it! keep for sure
17. I think the conversion needs some work on this one. but I love the sleeping face
18. baby looks a little yellow to me
19. keep
20. wishing for eye contact here - I get that you're capturing a moment, but I guess I wish I could see dad's eyes
21. this was the grocery store pumpkins, right? cute
22. another one of my favorites, definitely keep this in here!
23. love the flower baby head
24. baby seems pink here, but that could be me

okay, so I have 24 ... and I see from other replies that you had 26. not sure which two you deleted (I did look at these earlier, so I know one is Emma with the pumpkins, not sure about the other)

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Ok here is my CC - this is based on what I've seen at ILP and how picky I think they could get. You really do great work Smile I am being a bit nit picky, sorry.

1. Its nice, but it looks like the baby on right might be a smidge soft on the face.
2. Great silhouette, I would bump up the color a bit.
3. This is cute, I wish I can see more of what they are looking at - can you recrop so that you see more to our left?
4. Very cute, not sure if the background is a bit distracting. You might want to clone out the black line to our right.
5. Something wonky with the color here. I see purple on his hair and skin. Did you apply an action?
6. Great sunflare.
7. Cute picture, I would straighten it out, looks like it is leaning to the left.
8. Too soft, looks like the focus is more on the hat.
9. Cute.
10. The face is soft, looks like the focus again is on the hat.
11. Not liking the crop, looks like a floating hand on our right.
12. Like this.
13. This is very cute, I wish you had a different crop. Wider shot maybe?
14. Very nice. Not liking the two pole on the back.
15. Very cute, a bit too center.
16. Very cute, maybe add a tad of contrast.
17. Not enough black in this. Boost contrast? Looks a bit washed out.
18. Very cute. Crop is a bit too tight for me.
19. Very cute.
20. Not liking the crop. Wish to see more of dad.
21. Too snap shotty.
22. Very cute. Looks a bit flat.
23. The flower seems to be sharper than the face.
24. Very nice use of texture.

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Hello! I know I am late on this (I was on vacation) , but heres a few comments I have...not sure if I duplicated anyone elses, I didn't read though everyones...

Do they care if you have different watermarks on the photos, do they want them to be consistent?

1. Love, so cute.
2. Really like the colors in this one and the silloutte is great
4. Her skin looks very pale/white to me. Maybe its just my monitor or maybe thats just how she is Smile
5. Have always loved this one. Love the eye contact and the catchlights
6. I think I like this silloutte better than #2, I like that the people are darker. In #2 I can tell the dad has a white shirt on. wish it was a tad darker
7. Bothers me a tad that the top stair is slanting a bit
8. Wish the entire elbow was in the pic.
10. Love this hat, but I wonder if they are looking for more variety since this is the third one? Love the pose as well!
11. This is a very different shot, but I don't think I'm liking it (sorry).... Like the conversaion though. Smile
12. Love this picture! I feel like I am seeing some blue by where his shirt meets his arms and a few dots under his right knuckles.
13. Adorable and nice and sharp!
14. I like the group shot. I think I would have preferred a little more dof behind them though...
15. I feel like this one could benefit from a little more color pop
16. PERFECT, love it
17. Like the pose, but I think the conversion needs something else to it, not sure what though...maybe a little darker? Seems very light.
18. This one looks a tad soft to me
19. LOVE IT
20. Wish I could see more of dads face. Cute capture though
21. Cute, but don't love it.
22. I really l ike this one, but my eye goes right to the black spot (eye?) on the stuffed animal after her eyes.
23. Love this one
24. Like the texture!