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    Hi All,

    I have been giving a lot of thought to my photography lately and which direction I wanted to take things. There is a bit of pressure from hubby to start taking on more paying clients, so I figure it is time to seriously consider applying to Pre-Pro. I admit I am not good at taking (or giving) critique. Most of my development has been self driven without asking for much CC but in this instance I am putting myself out there, lol!

    I have put a set together and included enough images to hopefully still have close to 30 by the time I turf out the worst of the lot. I am not expecting detailed CC on everything, I can see some colour issues especially in some of my older images. Feel free just to tell me which you would keep or toss and why (or if I could do some minor edits to make right). I am really appreciative of any advice I get.

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    Kerry - I think you should go and apply now. Your set is wonderful. And you know how I feel about that guy in #2... lol...
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    I think you have a lot of variety and a lot of nice shots! I'd probably suggest taking out #'s 8, 13, 27, and 36. They just don't hold up to the rest of the shots.
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    LOL El! He is gorgeous... alas he's got a boyfriend. Hardly seems fair, lol! Thanks so much for your confidence in me. I think that tends to be where I fall down. I know what I like, but I am never sure what others will think and sometimes, it's not about me, lol!

    Thanks Jennifer. I didn't realise how much variety I had until I started putting this together yesterday. I was surprised at how many shots I had to chose from. I thought they would be mostly of my kids, from the same sessions. I was also glad to see I had a variety of lighting scenarios too. It seems we are thinking around the same lines as I looked at all 4 of those several times and wondered about taking them out.

    I know I really should, but am gathering my courage and big girl pants for posting for CC on ILP, lol!
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    Good luck Kerry! I am sure you'll make it! I have always loved your work so much!

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    No time to give full cc right now....but I can say that you definitely have way too many shots of your kids. I think the guideline is no more than 3 photos of the same subject.
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    These are fantastic! I remember a lot of these

    I'd probably take out 13. I think they're suppose to be clean edits. Something seems off in 27 to me. I think it's the bright patch on the wall next to him. 36 just seems like a snap to me.

    I think you're only allowed 2 from the same session, so you might want to go through and make sure that's the case.

    I've been thinking about applying to PrePro. I think I still have a long ways to go though I think you'll fly right in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by connorsmum View Post
    LOL El! He is gorgeous... alas he's got a boyfriend. Hardly seems fair, lol! Thanks so much for your confidence in me. I think that tends to be where I fall down. I know what I like, but I am never sure what others will think and sometimes, it's not about me, lol!

    Thanks Jennifer. I didn't realise how much variety I had until I started putting this together yesterday. I was surprised at how many shots I had to chose from. I thought they would be mostly of my kids, from the same sessions. I was also glad to see I had a variety of lighting scenarios too. It seems we are thinking around the same lines as I looked at all 4 of those several times and wondered about taking them out.

    I know I really should, but am gathering my courage and big girl pants for posting for CC on ILP, lol!
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    I think you should post this on ILP get some more feedback. I think its ok to have shots of your kids just as long as you show different lighting variety from what I understand. I know Stephanie B - had lots of shots of her kids when she applied for prepro and that wasn't a problem for her.

    Good luck - I will CC once I am on calibrated computer
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    Oops...I just saw that it says on the prepro readiness page that a variety of shoots not subjects is needed. Wish it had said that when I applied! LOL

    ETA: I'd dump 5, 16, 19, 23, 33, 36.
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    Here is my CC on your set

    #3 - love, conversion, light, catchlights!
    #4 - same as #2 lol
    #5 - I agree, you have stronger image than this.
    #6 - great background -
    #7 - not digging this picture, wish I can see more of his eyes.
    #8 - love it!
    #9 - great lighting, not sure about his hand being chopped tho.
    #10 - nice
    #11 - very nice
    #12 - nice
    #13 - I am assuming the noise in this photo is intended?
    #14 - great
    #15 - love this!
    #16 - yup, dump
    #17 - lovely
    #18 - nice - not sure if his face is blown - double check
    #19 - cute concept - but does look a bit snap shotty
    #20 - Love!
    #21 - nice
    #22 - 23 looks a bit snap shotty
    #24 - sexy!
    #25 - lighting is great!
    #26 - prefer the color
    #27 - nice
    #28 - 29 I remember this photo
    #30 - very cool
    #31 - love it.
    #32 - too cute
    #33 - I think the blacks and blues are clipped
    #34 - awesome lighting
    #35 - I would probably remove this from the set
    #36 - snap shotty
    #37 - love this
    #40 - remove
    #44 - looks great!
    #47 remove

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