Since Natalie's school photos didn't turn out too great I decided to take her to the park for some pictures, Natalie wasn't in a mood to co-operate so I didn't get too many but I did get a couple of good shots.
Last edited by Muddee; 11-29-2011 at 03:34 PM.
* Amanda *
Very cute, but the direct sun is way too harsh....making her squint badly in the first one, no light in her eyes, and casting extreme shadows. Need to try to find some open shade. Watch the backgrounds too....in the first several pics, the metal fence & buildlings aren't attractive. I like 2B and 4B for the cute expressions on her face, but again the sun is extremely harsh.
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The angle I would have liked to work at was not right that time of day which is why the building/fence are in the background, I agree the setting isn't the greatest. I'll have to search my neighbourhood for some good spots to take pictures.
As for the composition and colour how did I do?
* Amanda *
I think the color looks pretty good ... her rosy cheeks indicate that it is cold outside...so cute! But Amy makes a good point that you are fighting with the harsh sun -- makes her face look a little blown in some areas.
Comp wise - I like your tighter crop in all of them! Keep posting so we can all learn from each others' CC!
Your crops work well in the first two. Though in the crop of #2, I think I would have tried to straighten it. I like the original crop on the last one better. But for this one, the angle just isn't working for me. I think the color looks good.
I do agree that the sun is just too harsh. A shady area would have worked better this time of day. The background is a bit distracting. Really, you can make just about anywhere work, as long as you can find a patch where you're not going to have distracting elements in the background. If you had a slightly different angle on the last one, you'd have avoided the house in the background.
It's all trial and error. Keep it up! I think you're on the right track!
I hate trying to work in full sun. I made the mistake of accommodating a dad who was running late once, and the photos all looked too harsh to me.
#2 and #4 are both very nice captures! My one suggestion for #4 would be to try to shoot at her eye level next time. I know it's hard, especially with little ones who move quickly.
Natalie is a cutie!
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