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It would be helpful if forum members could have a look at the 2 baby portraits in my portfolio and give me their opinion. Any advice on how to improv will be appreciated.
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not a great `baby' person, but think one suffers from too much space (perhaps a tighter crop?), the other has cut off part of his head...almost but not quite there (imho)
if you want feedback then look at loading up to the critique gallery. also add some detail in the description who, what, why, when, or just some information.
If you have uploaded the picture and can't be bothered to put some details then why should people bothered to leave comments. Is how i look at it, if you want critique then state it as people are nervous of leaving comments in case some one throws a strop.
On all more shots i put details in the description and always ask for critique also to go back and respond to comments left or ask for clarification.
Doing some of the above should help get more comments on your work.
also since being a member you have only commented on one photo being more active on photos galllery you will see what photos attract your eye and styles you can copy and looking at others work and commenting will help you see weaknesses in your own work. and can then compare your style to those that attract lots of clicks/comments
hope the above helps
Increase tonal range.
I'm not the best person to offer advice on this, but looking at the second of your your baby uploads, you seem to have focused on the baby's hand rather than his eyes.
Also, I would be inclined to apply a touch more contrast to the pics. (although that is just my personal preference)
I left a couple. I'm not much of a baby portrait person, but hopefully they are not too far off the mark.
The images are much better than I could get. You have some room for improvement, but if just for the fact that you're asking for comments I'm sure you'll be doing well soon.
Good luck. Hope to see more, and it will be interesting to see the changes in the future.
I agree with comments with regards to softness. Child was moving alot when i was taking the shots. With regards to composition. I deliberately cropped the top of the head to try and bring more attention to the facial expression and what the child was doing with his hands. On the full length portrait i deliberatly placed the child side on to a window so one side of his face would be in daylight and the other in shadow. I agree the skirting board is a bit distracting. the one thing I dont ubderstand is the comments with regards to more eye contact being needed, I personally think that children that age looking away from the camera bring a more informal style to photography and the fact that they are at an age where they dont know what is going on brings a unique expression and appeal to a shot.
Possible the comment more eye contact would also be the child looking towards the camera in the first one the child looking in to his hands is good but a lot of the face is lost due to the angle. in the second one the child is looking out of frame.
Hi I've only recently joined EPZ and a tip I was given which I found useful was to always tag your photos and then they can be found in the search gallery! eg if you put "baby" then other people interested in that type of photography may find it and comment. Also you can look at all the baby photos and see if there are any you admire and perhaps comment on.
I have added coments on both images, I have found many faults but these are meant to help you. Looking forward to the next batch
Think you need him to engage in a bit of eye contact with the camera? Hold a favourite toy, or a toy that instigates a surprise in him or even just get Mum in the background?
Also a bit more tone and contrast in your black and white conversion might help?
It all takes time!
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