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First one is called "A Mothers Love". The second one is called "A fathers love is just as strong". :)
Hi Peter, I really like the first one; it's really lovely!
The second is very good, but (admittedly on my kids' PC which has an un-calibrated monitor) the highlights look burned out.
It could just be the monitor - I did calibrate it, but my daughter kept on fiddling with the controls and so I gave up!
You are right Ian it is a little bit blown but not so much as to make it a bad photo. I know mum and dad like it. I was just saying to someone in an email that the only sad thing for me is I have nothing like that of my kids. If I can put that right for a few other people I will be happy and my job will be done :).
Off topic I know but did you see the moto gp. I saw the first half then had to go out and do these photos. I came back home and watched the last seven laps. Edge of the seat stuff or what :)
Back on topic ;). Here are two more from this afternoon.
Did another edit after Ian's comments and now think this works better.
I did reply yesterday but somehow my comments have "gone".
However, by no means am i an expert but a few thoughts from first look.
I like the style of the session very nice indeed.
First shot - i thought a tighter crop - seems to be a lot of waste at the top.
Second shot - a little blown which i see you have softened in the next shot - much better. The mole seems a little distracting too and cleaned up his chin. It my be just my monitor but the photo loses a lot due to the shoulder taking up a quarter of the shot.
Tell us a little more about the session - which kit did you use and have you achieved the result you were after.
Cheers Dave R
I have been told before to crop tighter but will admit I do find it hard to do with portraits it really is something I must get past. I also really do struggle with black and white photos but I do think these mother and baby photos suit black and white. To me it says pure which is what a baby is also you do not get distracted by other colours in the background. This is why I asked mum and dad to wear black t shirts. I used two reflectors as the background so I would also have a nice black background. This did not always work the way I wanted it to I also did not have a lot of room to play with as this couples house had a very small lounge.
The camera used was a canon 1d mk2 with a sigma lens most were shot at f2.8.
I have now gone with a tighter crop. I really must get the hang of doing that:). I do like it but still feel the other photo still has something to offer as this does not show so much of dad which is what I wanted to show.
First shot the lighting looks flat, no texture and the child looks uncomfortable, second shot perfect, lots of depth, nice framing and the dark father against the light (some have said overblown) childs face is perfect, the catchlight in childs eye is the cherry on the cake.
Sometimes textbook is not always right, in this instance the child is the main part of the frame with the father as a subtle cast.
Ok the childs face is a little blown but hey does that really matter, the pic as a whole is very good and I wish I had this shot with me and Emily being the subjects.
Thanks for the feedback Ash
I really do like the last one. It was one of the best from that shoot. I may go back over it one day and try to sort out the blown areas.