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Hi all ...

It's been a week since my big 'karate school picture day.' It was a LOT of fun! I shot pictures for 5 hours and came away with almost 500 shots to go through. That took a while, but I'm officially done! I'm waiting on feedback from some of the parents now, but here are a few from the day.

C&C always appreciated.

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Of course, the part I really like is making collages of the pictures. And here are a few of those:

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TFL folks! This was a lot of fun and it looks like I'll get to do it again some time this fall (the instructor has another school and he'd like to do it there as well).

Best,
GiGi

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Wow, what a lot of work/editing! I think these came out great, my only cc is that there are some shots where you can see the flash/lighting on their skin which is a bit distracting..
what sort of lighting set up did you use?

The only other thing is that I wish that all of them had great catchlights like #7 does!

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GiGi, love the collages!!!!!! the photos are nice, but once you work your magic, they become INCREDIBLE!!! the parents are going to love these!!!!!! I sure hope you'll get paid well for all of your work for these. Smile

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I agree! The collages are awesome!!! Wish i could come up with stuff like that! I bet all that white was a nightmare to meter for! white gets me all the time!

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great stuff! I just love the yellow filmstrip collage. Perfect. And picture 3 is adorable. If I was the mom, that would be a big print somewhere.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

GiGi, love the collages!!!!!! the photos are nice, but once you work your magic, they become INCREDIBLE!!! the parents are going to love these!!!!!! I sure hope you'll get paid well for all of your work for these. Smile

I couldn't agree more! Gigi, those collages are TDF! You seriously rock those!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks, so much guys! I've only had one mom not totally satisfied with their collage so far and I think I've been able to satisfy her now. (*grumble, grumble*) Most of the moms couldn't be happier and that makes ME really happy. And like I said, we're already planning picture day #2 at the other school. Looks like it will be some time in mid-September. I'm wondering if I can talk Carlos into another roll of seamless for a more neutral background [I'm thinking a nice grey]. Smile

Thanks again, everyone.

Best,
GiGi

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they look great!That sounds like so much editing!!You did a great job!

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Awesome! Karate SHots can be hard with kids too, especially the balance ones...

This is my CC as a former karate instructor... Have someone check their belts, especially the younger and beginners... I was cringing at the way some of those were tied... but your awesome skills made me smile correct belt or not...

I know kind of off the wall, but thats what happens when you are the only female instructor... you notice things like that... Needless to say I often made that my job on picture day!

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jellybelle ... I had to laugh re: the belts ... that's a personal pet peeve of mine too. Wink I am constantly retying belts of everyone in the class. I'll have DH check everyone before we do the next shoot.

BTW ... mind if I ask in what kind of karate you were an instructor (& why don't you do it any more?)?

Again, thanks everyone.

Best,
GiGi

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Awesome shots! I love the collages too!!!

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LOL, see great mines think and "peeve" alike...

TKD...
12 years...
black belt form the kukiwon (sp)
When i moved away to college i couldn't teach anymore...
once i moved back and started teaching school, it was more than i could do..
I miss it though- for som many different reasons!!

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What a talent! You do collages amazingly well Gigi! I really enjoyed these.