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Hey, self taught here — going to school in the next few years once my boyfriend’s student loans are paid off —

 

I see a lot of very happy babies. You’ve got a lot of good shots (one of my favorites: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528520_299550406793241_2022330090_n.jpg) but from what I can see, you tend to go a little overboard with skin smoothing. I noticed it a bit on a blonde child and it had overflowed into the eyebrows, making it look obviously painted. The trick to skin smoothing is using it sparingly,or from what I’ve discovered on my own —  not do it at all. If you absolutely have to smooth out skin (ie. the client specifies) I would suggest being careful around items like jewelry or clothes, hair etc. In this photo here you can barely see the necklace chain because you had gone over it with the brush. (https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/298173_169569626457987_761052454_n.jpg)

I’ll leave the real critique to the real photographers on here, but these are just a few things that I’ve noticed. I think you’ve got a great eye for children, but probably need some work with older subjects. (I really like this photo in particular: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/409474_235932046488411_1973192176_n.jpg) Good luck! 🙂