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Good evening...as always many many thanks for stopping by my work....

Finally!!!!....I had my first shoot using my mobile studio.....yesssss I know there are a few flaws perhaps...I know I should have used a second light to the right of Grace....and I definately have to have a strategy for working with kids....I would be grateful for any advice and comments.....these are a couple of my favs from the shoot....

ISO 100
F10
1/125
One Soft Box/sync flash

Thanks for looking...Jools Smile

Camera:Nikon D60 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18-55 mm Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Grace
Username:jools59 jools59
Uploaded:8 Nov 2010 - 9:01 PM
Tags:Childs portrait, Grace, Jerbera, Portraits / people
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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 9:11 PM

Love this, she's such a sweetie, totally adorable.

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shanegreen
8 Nov 2010 - 9:12 PM

I like it, but for me there is a little too much shadow around the right eye.

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 9:14 PM


Quote: I like it, but for me there is a little too much shadow around the right eye.

Yes thank you...I should have a second light...I was terribly distracted.....

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 9:36 PM

An excellent first attempt with the new studio and a charming little model you have there! I like all three but V1 the most, Good eye contact with you and I like the use of the flower/prop - look forward to seeing more Smile

Sarah *

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 9:40 PM


Quote: An excellent first attempt with the new studio and a charming little model you have there! I like all three but V1 the most, Good eye contact with you and I like the use of the flower/prop - look forward to seeing more

Sarah *

Thank You Sarah...Smile

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 9:41 PM


Quote: Love this, she's such a sweetie, totally adorable.

Thank you...Jools

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freybird
freybird  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 10:00 PM

Like V1 very natural. Geoff

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bromley-smith
8 Nov 2010 - 10:16 PM

Excellent work Jools, beautiful images and what a stunning model.
Tony

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angie44
angie44  5
8 Nov 2010 - 10:18 PM

lovely set of images jools , well done you ... angie x

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 10:22 PM

Stunning set of portraits, for me I think you have got them all spot on, beautifully captured and presented, very well done Jools.

Hugh

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:08 PM

A good set here Jools.I can give you no help with the lighting I am afraid.It takes me all my time to change a light bulb in the house !!
Mick.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:11 PM

How could you fail with this lovely model!! 3 beauties.
Joan.

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:12 PM

With kids I think you need to work fast, keep it fun and have a variety of props to hand should boredom start to creep in! These are a superb set of images. I enjoy them all and it looks as if Grace was very relaxed with you. Just wondering what she leaning on in V3? Is it a soft toy and can I see a trunk?
Barbara

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:21 PM

These are great Jools, V1 for me.
Tony

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:39 PM

Very lovely series of images J.

Si.

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 11:39 PM

So natural, works so well Jools

bernie

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debu
debu  4 India
9 Nov 2010 - 2:57 AM

So cute,lovely one.
debu

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 3:44 AM

V1 is lovely. Don't be seduced down the flat even boring lighting road.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
9 Nov 2010 - 6:44 AM

A superb set of portraits, Jools, all very well captured.
Roy

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 7:07 AM

What a pretty little model and 3 wonderful images! Barbarba is right about keeping things interesting for someone so young and keeping things moving as they generally have short attention spans! You have captured such a ssnse of delight flowing from her and those eyes sparkle with it, so reckon you got it right! Think for me they are in the right order and if I'd been paying you for this portrait work, would be over the moon to have them!

Ann

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johnnyboy114
9 Nov 2010 - 7:20 AM

Such a cute set of images....well lit in my opinion. The tiny bits of shadow are, technically, probably wrong, but for me, thats really, really picking. There is nothing wrong with shadow as how many times do yu speak to people or look at someone and there ISN'T shadow on their face? It brings depth and character and I for one wouldn't change this at all. Lovely trio of images!

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gingerdelight

Stunning images, all three!
Carol

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andmolliethedog

Purfect,

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 10:03 AM


Quote: With kids I think you need to work fast, keep it fun and have a variety of props to hand should boredom start to creep in! These are a superb set of images. I enjoy them all and it looks as if Grace was very relaxed with you. Just wondering what she leaning on in V3? Is it a soft toy and can I see a trunk?
Barbara

ahh yes...thats was elefunt!!! hahah..I have a few portrait shots of him too hehehe...thanks Barbara....J

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fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 10:12 AM

A charming set of portraits of a lovely wee girl. Her character shines through.
Fraser

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one is best...you need to use another light to seperate the subject from the backdrop and/or move the subject further away if at all possible.

Many years ago I did a whole nusery school and learnt a few hard facts...Never ever if your doing a lot of kids mention that any one would make a good model for cataloge's or anything that makes you look like you are favoring any one child..the rest get the hump !

Never take more shots of one child over another unless you can justify the extra attention...

Always get an assistant to give you a hand with props etc..or rope in the person who is the "guardian"...ie chose you too do the shoot...your sucsess is linked to how she/he gets on with you assuming the photos are perfection.

Do not offer that person any special deals..it will come back to haunt you!

Find some good tranquilisers....not for you but to slip to the darling's you intend to shoot(er yes literaly).....

Last but not least enjoy the day!

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Andrew_Hurley

I don't normally comment on child photographs as, without being harsh, they are usually fairly average and lack imagination. This, however, is an exceptional set of child portraits.

Top quality work.

Andrew

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 3:43 PM

3 treasures here .... keep on keeping on

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 4:44 PM

Looks like you got off to a fabulous start.

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jools59
jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 5:42 PM


Quote: I don't normally comment on child photographs as, without being harsh, they are usually fairly average and lack imagination. This, however, is an exceptional set of child portraits.

Top quality work.

Andrew

Thank you very much...Jools

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jools59  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2010 - 5:44 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments and advice...Mollie..yes I know what you mean about the light....I had it ready to set up...but things did get abit stressy...and I quite forgot....ive managed to uplift the images slightly in PS....but will take on board your advice...thank you....J

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
15 Nov 2010 - 3:12 PM

these are fantastic... she is beautiful...

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16 Nov 2010 - 7:44 PM

Beautiful captures
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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2010 - 7:37 PM

Stunning shot,what a fabulous shot,beautiful young lady.

Aidan,,

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