View Full Version : Final Edits...cc please.

04-14-2010, 01:25 AM
I need to eliminate one of these. Please let me know if you have any cc on the images, or placement. I would also love to know what you would nix.

04-14-2010, 01:25 AM

04-14-2010, 02:09 AM
remove the baby in the hands....the baby does not look well. I hope this goes great for you!

04-14-2010, 04:13 AM
Personally I think the baby in dads hands is one of the stronger images BUT are the images printed and done or do you have time to fix a couple of things? If so it looks like there has been some burning done and dad's finger tips look too bright. Let a bit more light strike the baby, especially on the highlight side, this will add that healthy look back in and add impact. Take dads fingers down evenly tips to hands while keeping the lighting shape.

The second image needs depth in the shadows to make it richer.
IMO the first image is the one I would leave out.

04-14-2010, 05:31 AM
They aren't printed. I am waiting until the end of the week. Do you think these are strong images, or should I look for alternatives?

04-14-2010, 11:20 AM
remove the baby in the hands....the baby does not look well.

I agree with Jeff, that's not a pleasant baby expression.... really like the little girl with the scarf. :cool:

04-14-2010, 02:32 PM

What will be a challenge for you is your style is very flat light with high contrast faces so the eyes get very dark and the highlights of the face almost blow out. Normally judges are looking for a use of light to create three dimensions in a two dimensional print. That's why I feel the baby has the best shot in competition because it has the most feeling of being three dimensional. So if you are going to use a style of lighting that breaks the norm, in order for it to do well, it needs to be so well done that it's obviously intentional and not just a lack of knowing how to sculpt a face. Everything else about the print needs to be technically excellant. So things like stray hairs, wrinkled clothing, distortion from wrong lens choices etc all need to be taken care of. Your composition needs to be dynamic. Your presentation needs to be awesome.

You ask specifically if these are strong images. I assume you mean will they merit? There are challenges with each of these so I don't feel any of them are sure bets. Something you need to remember is these are judged under very bright lights. If the print looks good under normal room lights it will be washed out under judging lights. As they are here thay are all too light.


04-14-2010, 03:51 PM
I know....I used to use more shadowing and somewhere along the line, I just started to like this look more. It doesn't help me for comp. I do want to merit...with all four. (I am not asking for much, huh?) I submitted 3 last year and received merits on 2, the goal I have for myself this year is all four.
I have other images, but I shoot a lot of babies and I have also heard that babies do not do well. I will go back through and see if I can come up with. I am running out of time. Thanks for commenting and giving input. I really helps.