More Newborn Shots - 2 RE-Edits

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More Newborn Shots - 2 RE-Edits

Here are a few more shots from my newborn session.

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-514 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

REWORKED - Really this was supposed to be a hand shot. I fully intended to pull in closer on this image when I took it. I think I forgot that when doing the post processing. I actually really love the angle. To each his own.

Jacob 514 2 WEB by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-46 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-177 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-589 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

REWORKED: Added blue to shadows and midtones...too much blue? Added some background and rotated the image. This is pretty much the exact angle he would have been laying at. Bottom sunk in to the beanbag quite a bit. This is the only photo where I got the whole hat. The hat is theirs so I really wanted to make sure it got in their gallery. Does it work at the new angle?


Jacob 589 2 WEB by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-346 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-291 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

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Jacob{Sequence # (001)»}-51 PROOF by amberbella, on Flickr

La123's picture
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Adorable. #6 is my favorite.

Did you want any cc? I think the tilt is a little much in #4 I feel like baby is going to slide out of the frame. Could be personal taste?

Other than that I think they are really nice, mom must be in love! Did you do anything in B&W?

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sadieruth's picture
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I was hoping we would see more of these!

1) This one doesn't work for me with the black on the corner. This seems to be just me though...nobody else has commented on it.
2) LOVE (who doesn't love feet though!?)
3. precious moment. The processing here I love.
4. floating here I think...Not sure about the position
5. seems a bit more like a snap...
6. & 7. these two are great!

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I can tell how much work you put into this session and I know this kid's parents are going to be SO THRILLED!!!!!

My favorite is the yawn in #3. What a great catch!

TFS!
GiGi

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How fun! I like #2, 3, 6 & 7...

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Oh my goodness, these are breathtaking! Beautiful, beautiful job. I can't pick a favorite, but I LOVE the hands and the feet. I'm a sucker for baby digits!

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These are really nice Amber--nice creamy skin tones too, and I love the eye contact. Are you looking for CC too?

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Yeah...CC welcome.

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Alrighty, here's my CC!

Like I said, I love the creaminess of the skin tones in all of the images--very soft and beautiful. Smile

#1 Not in love with the comp on this one...I don't like the black down in the bottom right corner, and I'm just not a fan of the angle in general.

#2 This is sweet...but I wish the feet were crossed or something. The way they are just in a line at the bottom of the frame doesn't grab me very much. Also not much connection to the baby based on how the baby is laying.

#3 is really cute, love the yawn, I bet mom and dad love this one. Only thing that would have made it better is eye contact, but I know that's not easy with newborns!

#4 Probably my least favorite. The baby is at a pretty awkward angle...still a lot of yellow in the shadows as well

5 and 6, definitely my favorites, I love love the natural setting of #5, and I love the eye contact in 6. The only thing I'd say about 6 is that the baby is a bit lost in that big blanket, but not a big deal.

#7. So sweet. Lovely, really. Smile

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Thanks so much for the CC. Reworked #1 and #4. Are they better? Should I dump either of them from the set?

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I'm not so good at CC, but will just quickly say that I really like #1 so much now that you've reworked it. It makes it obvious that it's a hand shot and it's a neat angle.

#4 still looks a bit floaty, but I think I like it better too. The blues seem OK to me, though my eye for colour sucks, so don't go by me!

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I actually really loved #1 to begin with, because it was like we were peeking in on baby sleeping all nestled snug in the warm soft nest of a blanket. But your edit looks awesome too. I like the angle---it's different and different is good. If every baby photo were taken at 1 of 2 angles, that'd be pretty boring! Smile

I also like the feet photo as is. The subject IS the feet, after all, so the angle is fine to me.

I REALLY love the basket photo, even though I usually am not a big fan of babies in baskets. But I like this one a lot, it reminds me a little of a Moses basket, which my DD used for awhile when she was an infant.

My least fave is #4, it just looks uncomfortable and I personally don't care for that hat.

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Perfect!!! Those two were the ones that I questioned and I think they look much better!!!

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#4 looks better to me, but something about all the negative space around the hat bothers me. I would leave it for the parents to see for sure though, since it's their hat, they will probably appreciate it much more. I like the new edit of #1 better as well.

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I love the re-edit on #1. The skin tones look perfect, and I still think the focus is on the hand, but the face is still in focus enough so that it's not distracting. Really beautiful.

I like #4 better at the less extreme angle. I like the hand positioning. I hate the hat (not your fault). Smile

My favorite is the yawn pic. It's so perfect. Really beautiful work, Amber.

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I love the new edit on #4. It totally works. And mom and dad are sure to love it!

GiGi