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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Reynoldsburg
Date: Feb 23, 2008
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2008

Good friends of ours with their sweet little 6-month old baby. I'm trying to learn how to pose people for portrait shoots and it's not easy! I think I had Mom use the wrong arm to hold the baby here - her left arm would have cradled & framed the babe and hidden some of the shiny hiney which would have improved this shot IMO! I used a vignette to cut the glare! : )

Shot in RAW - RAW conversions. Elements - levels, selective color, vignette, dodge/burn, blur, hue/sat, minor cloning, USM, neat image, crop, save for web.

Views since voting: 1143
Views during voting: 257
Comments: 17
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05/30/2008 11:33:43 PM
oh gosh i gave this a 4!!! what the hell is wrong with me, i must have been on crack or something (kidding, i dont do crack:)
03/13/2008 11:44:30 PM
Yes, lose the shiny hiney, but the shiny diamond is a perfect pose. And like a diamond, it's the imperfection that gives it value. The playful interaction gives the photo a familiarity that your concept may lack. Of course, it's worth a shot, next time, and let them pick. Very attractive as is.
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03/08/2008 02:21:23 PM
Beautiful intimate and loving portrait Aimee! It's absolutely gorgeous!!
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03/08/2008 10:21:18 AM
Great job Aimee, i think these types of portraits are very hard...yours is beautiful.
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03/08/2008 06:33:28 AM
I think you've been a bit harsh on yourself. I think this is excellent......one of the best baby portraits i've seen in a long time, and child photography is so hard. I really like the arc of eye contact, and I find the colouring and lighting subtle but very effective. And of course, a gorgeous baby and cute expression really helps too!
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03/08/2008 03:09:34 AM
Great shot, good eye contact, the whole thing is speaking of that family love.

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03/08/2008 12:25:44 AM
How sweet! This is really a great shot that this family will treasure.
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03/08/2008 12:13:20 AM
Beautiful portrait, Aimee.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 09:21:58 PM
This is beautiful. Perfect. 10
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03/07/2008 06:35:30 PM
Beautiful clarity and color! Precious.
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03/07/2008 06:22:26 PM
Now that's a picture...bravo...10!
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03/07/2008 04:12:31 PM
great lighting
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03/05/2008 06:52:29 PM
great the smile of the child, he remember me the child of the kodak advertisement many years ago. 10
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03/04/2008 02:37:41 AM
Nice expression on Bub and family and your lighting is very good.
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03/03/2008 11:13:40 PM
beautifully lit image
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03/02/2008 07:34:42 AM
Fantastic portrait. Beautiful positioning of each member of the family to really convey intimacy and wonderful expressions captured on all three faces.
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03/01/2008 04:22:37 PM
The light's more 'professional' in this one. But I prefer the other.
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