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Heike_O'Day
01-27-2012, 03:53 AM
I am thinking of entering these in the district / IPC
hoping for your feedback - I know it'd be a huge help! :)

titles:
#1 CHOICES
#2 BRANDNEW
#3 GRAIN

I hope they're not too small, if so let me know pls.

Rick_Massarini
01-27-2012, 04:14 AM
I believe that all three would fall into the Average category.
First image - The large amount of spot color is distracting, and the baby is not engaged to the viewer.
Second image - The colored border is warmer than the baby and makes the baby look magenta. the border does not add to the impact. I'm not being critical of the blur frame, I have an action that I wrote that creates this same effect, and I use it all the time on Wedding candids - it sells well, but just doesn't do well in competition unless it adds to the image. It's a nice salable image, but not special enough to be placed into the merit category in competition.
Third image - lighting is flat - girl is cut off at the neck - might have more impact if the girl was to be coming into the frame at an angle.

Post some additional images and let's see if we can find some competition sure things...

Heike_O'Day
01-27-2012, 04:22 AM
I will! ;-)
just gotta downsize them a bit first

Heike_O'Day
01-27-2012, 04:29 AM
#1 stood up
#2 a(u)nt lilly
#3 doubts
#4 reflections

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I am hoping for critiques on whether or not these would score in competition. And maybe suggestions on how to improve these images and/or their titles