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    Default Newborn Shoot! LOTS more pics added CC please

    I had my first PAID shoot today. I have a lot of editing to do, but wanted to share these first two. I'm not sure when I'll have time to post more, but when I do I'll be looking for some CC. The parents are friends of mine, and have 2 other friends who just had babies last week, and another due next week. She's going to refer me to them, and I want to make sure I continue to improve.

    What do you all think of these? (I don't have time to post settings, but I later if anyone wants to know them.)

    1. I didn't realize the baseboard was going through his head. :/
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    Edited to add more:

    Some of these are SOOC.

    3. SOOC
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    Edited color
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    Better conversion than the last?
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    5. SOOC
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    I watched some tutorials on masking and cloning and ended with this... The true test I guess will be with printing. ? Thoughts?
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    8. Not a fan of how momma's arms/hands are here. But little man peed right as I adjusted her, so it's the only shot I got of them both holding their little boy. Does it work alright?
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    9. Here is another angle of the basket shot. I like this one, but I need to figure out how to get rid of the shadow against the wall.
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    Both of these next 2 are SOOC. Which angle do y'all think looks best? I'm leaning toward the first. I know I need to try and edit the color of the hands..

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    I didn't see any good directional lighting in their house with enough space for me to set up. The basket shots were taken in their kitchen, and the others out in their sun room. I have noticed that I have a tendency to under-expose because I feel like I lose color richness when they are brighter. Is it just me?
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    Congrats on your first paid shoot, Danielle! What a sweet baby, and it looks like you did a nice job!

    On #1, I love the blanket and basket, and her little sleeping face. You did a nice job of posing her to see the whole face with the hand underneath. She seems a bit pink and I think you could brighten it a bit. I also wish we had less space on the left and more of her body.

    Love the conversion on #2, just think it could be brightened a bit as well. The angle doesn't seem ideal, as she's quite centered and I'm not sure changing the crop would help it much. Maybe next time just get a bit lower? People who are good with newborns here can help you on that front... I've only done one myself, so I don't really know for sure what to suggest.

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    What a great job posing! Posing a newborn is HARD! I love how you didn't block the face with the hand/arm. I think these could stand to be brightened, and the skin smoothed out a bit. I think that what could have helped was better lighting on the baby. Probably some more directional light coming in from camera right. Also, just better exposure in general. Though, if you shot in RAW, that will be pretty easy to fix.
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    What a great job posing! Posing a newborn is HARD! I love how you didn't block the face with the hand/arm. I think these could stand to be brightened, and the skin smoothed out a bit. I think that what could have helped was better lighting on the baby. Probably some more directional light coming in from camera right. Also, just better exposure in general. Though, if you shot in RAW, that will be pretty easy to fix.
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