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#1 Lowell

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 23:54

Rescuing my Studio during these winter months. C and C please of these photographs of my Grandkids. They are patient models.

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#2 atpaula

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:44

Lovely and classic portraits.
Very nice vintage look.
Beautiful kids.
Congrats.
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#3 Fons Baerken

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:11

the boys' hand is more in focus than his face is

#4 olivier

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:45

Hello Lowell

The girl's expression is perfect. I would prefer to see a bit more contrast on her face, but this is my personal taste. Her left arm seems to be reaching low and gives the impression it is hanging, this could be improved in my opinion. Maybe just by cropping out the lower part?
About the boy: again a bit flat for me, and the hand looks constrained. Also, since you are using lights and are not after the shallow DOF obviously, I would close down by one or two stops.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:59

The boy's eyes look tack sharp to me. Wonderful children.
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#6 Lowell

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 19:43

Aguinaldo, Thanks for the comment. With these photographs, I have concentrated on the classic look. I'm testing out some of my lighting options.

Fons, This young man has gotten to that stage in life, where he has some blemished, so I smoothed his face. Indeed his eyes and hair are in focus. Is that what you were referring to?

Olivier, Thank you for your comments and observations. I too like her expression. Interestingly, her mother isn't a big fan of this photograph. She doesn't like the serious look but I do. Your point about here left arm and the constrast is well taken. I will work on this image.

Ron, Thanks. See my comment above to Fons about how is face is not in focus. I am continually amazed at the smooth complection of young children. I tend to leave their skin unprocessed. He is growing up though.

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#7 Fons Baerken

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:01

My eyes thus my mind sees the hand before the eyes
its a matter of whats in the same plane (or not)
and comes to your attention first,
i like to be honest about what i see

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:34

Fons,

Thanks for the useful observation which is helpful to me.

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#9 CharlesLoy

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:59

The boys fingers are pressing into his cheek.
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#10 Lowell

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 18:09

Charles,

As I look more at this photograph, I agree. To me this is a real flaw in this image.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 00:22

personally I would like a little more contrast with the background of the boy's shot, but overall nice for some classic shots. They do look patient and not overly bored, but not overly excited either lol.




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