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    BL
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    Here we got please any CC for me, be gentle but honest please   http://www.pinterest.com/msalonsso/boards/

    #15499

    This site is temporarily unavailable while customizations are being made. Please check back soon. Thanks for your patience!

     

    Waste of a page!  Think about picking your best photo to put on that space with contact information.

     

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372681936053/ looks like you grabbed a couple of kids from Sound of Music.  When someone looks at your photos, they first look at text, then at the brightest shape, eventually they get around to looking at your subject.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372681920039/ has the flower too blown out and out of focus so it blends too much into the background.  It looks like it was caught by a blur tool.

    #15501
    BL
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    sorry but I really did not understood what you said. This is not my website I just pin some of my work there. Im new at this I assisted another photographer for 2 years and I started to do it on my own not too long ago. any overall advise that you could give me will be very appreciate please

    #15504
    nairbynairb
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    Using pinterest is a horrible way of asking for a critique.
    Put the photos  you want critiqued into a Flickr gallery and ask again 😛

    I’m assuming the first two boards you have images on are your photos – they looked decent, and I’d pay for photos like that of my kids.

    But linking us to somewhere that you have other photographer’s photos pinned doesn’t help us. I just clicked the third board not knowing it was an “inspirational board”

    Post 10 of your BEST images to a Flickr gallery and give us that link, and I’ll give you a critique!

    #15505

    Perhaps it is me that’s confused. When visiting the Pinterest page (http://www.pinterest.com/msalonsso/boards/) we see Betty Lavryk and there are 5 boards with 150 pins and 0 likes. Clicking on Family Portraits takes us to a page with photos starting with baby, mom and dad, then a girl in a turquoise dress, etc. Below each photo it states “Pinned from bettylavrykportraits.com. When you visit http://bettylavrykportraits.com/, you are greeted by “This site is temporarily unavailable while customizations are being made. Please check back soon. Thanks for your patience!”.

    Pinned from is supposed to be a link back to the original photo, or at least to a stepping stone along that path. For you, it is an opportunity to have those viewing your photos on Pinterest come to your web page, either to see more work, or to hire you.

    #15511

    Flickr is definitely a better way to show off photos.  Especially since it loads your exif data for other photographers to look at.

    #15512
    BL
    Member

    Ok my site stop working since last monday   I have a web-designer updating it for me, it really suck before so i decided to have a professional doing it for me . I didnt post on flickr I will do that either today or tomorrow. The pictures that you see there are from my few customers in this past few months. I just really asked if they were good , I not asking if they posted in the wrong site or anything like that . I have more work but I cant publish it  because the photographer that I used to assist make me sign a contract were he keep the copyright. My contract is over and now I can start working on my town.   Answering  to Camera Clicker I dont see what you said that this pic http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372681936053/ looks like a grab a few kids from Sound of Music.  and the second one was at 2.8 aperture that is why it might look blur . Im not a photo journalistic I like portraits and that more where Im going for. It doesnt meant that Im not good just cuz I pose people. Im really looking for a constructive critics, about my editing , pose , stuff like that. I will really appreciate it

    #15517
    Bill
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    B – you have to be a little open minded here.
    Once I readCC’s comment about the Sound of Music kids, I got it. Do you see a slight resemblance here?

    I don’t think CC meant it as anything negative, the kids are good looking kids. If they were to dress the part, it would not take too much for these kids to look the role.

    As for the critique, I am not wasting my time trying to figure out who’s photos are who’s, I think CC already addressed that issue. Not mad, but it gets very confusing when asking for advice but the photos are not fully yours,?!?

    I understand the assisting part, but that information would have been more helpful in your very first post.
    Sorry if that sounds mean hearted, it was not meant to be.

    #15523

    Betty, the comment about the kids and Sound of Music was simply a comment about the impression I got when I viewed the photo.  It is neither negative nor criticism.

    I went back and looked at the photo again.  Here are some thoughts, with visuals:

    This is what I see on my monitor (clicking on these photos will take you to one of my Flickr pages where you can see the full sized image)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54048679@N07/11205668275/

    As you can see, Pinterest does not resize images so I ended up with a more-or-less square crop of your photo.  The browser window was opened to the width of the Pinterest page and the height of my monitor’s vertical space.

    This is the whole image

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54048679@N07/11205680774/

    Where does your eye go when you first look at the photo?  To the incorrectly formed copyright notice, then to the bright white balls in the background and finally to the kids.  Is that what you had in mind?

    This is a fairly quick edit of your photo

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/54048679@N07/11205694076/

    Your copyright notice has been moved to the lower right corner, reduced in opacity and has been put into the format specified by most copyright legislation.  A couple of notes about copyright:  You get copyright when you release the shutter.  It protects your image from being used to make money for others, but only if you can afford to go to court to enforce your rights, and if judgment goes against you for some reason, you could be left with a bill for the other party’s legal costs.  The copyright notice indicates you registered the photo with the government’s copyright office.  Copyright legislation has exclusions commonly called Fair Use, which allow certain things to be done with your photo, without your permission.  In the world of Facebook and other sites that remove EXIF data, a watermark of some sort to show ownership is probably a good idea.  Using a watermark to deface your photo is not a good idea.  You can see from the sample above how easy it is to deal with a watermark.

    The objectionable white blobs were painted over with green.  The background was blurred a bit more with the blur tool

    The faces were lightened and their eyes were sharpened a little.

    Compare both photos.  Decide for yourself if the edits are an improvement or not.

    Wide apertures have good and bad features.  They let in lots of light so you can shoot with less light.  They have shallow depth of field, relative to smaller apertures at the same focal length and subject/background distances.  This helps if the background is ugly and needs to be hidden.  It is less helpful if you are shooting a portrait and it causes part of your subject to blend into the out of focus background.  This is simply one of the many things you need to be aware of and to take into account when shooting.

    I never saw your site, so I can’t be sure, but I suspect it did not suck as much as just having an under construction notice does.  Web sites are almost always a work in progress.  Like our roads, they are always under construction, either to create new pieces, make improvements or fix things.  The standard approach is to leave the existing site in place, create and test the new site, or changes, on an off-line server, then upload the files to implement the changes on the live server.  This limits down time to the time it takes to upload your files.  If the upload is expected to be very long, there are ways of uploading everything into the background then switching the content, though usually this is not required.  A good professional web developer should already know all of this.

     

    #15532
    ebi
    Member

    everyone always get so defensive when the honesty isn’t what they want to hear. I feel like i don’t want to comment on any one of these CC’s unless they say they want brutal and honest advice.

    Your photos are pretty, if that’s what you’re going for. the pretty Aryan children do look like the Von Traps. You’ve got exposure color temp issues here:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372682250543/

    And here (including the individual images, but since you put them all together the problems are more apparent):

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372681947742/

    When you go for a specific look for an image, you should probably keep it consistent in the set of images you are doing for a client. It doesn’t make any sense to give them different treatments. And even if it did, there isn’t even consistency between two of them. The same is true for the little dark haired girl.

    She’s green:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372682250539/ – Also i don’t think she’d like you showing that hairy arm.

    The eyes in these two are horrible:

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372682033819/

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372682031957/

    For some reason, some people think the eyes need more pop. They usually don’t and if they do, it’s something that should be handled mostly in camera.

    So when you do something like that in photoshop, make sure you do it on it’s own adjustment layer. do it to what you think looks good, then pull back the opacity about 90%, then it will probably look good.

    This is probably your best one, but could use a little more color –

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/329818372682031438/

    All in all, not horrible but it seems that when you aren’t going for a specific style or look, skin tones go a little pinkish, which IMO is not good. Warmer is typically better.

    #15551
    BL
    Member

    thank you so much ebi That is then kinda advise im looking for straight to my work. I will g back and work in those pictures practicing always help. thank you again

    #15552
    BL
    Member

    Camera clicker your example really help me too. The improvement is amazing . Im going to edit  that picture as well for my website I think bluring the background will help Thank you so much. I will be posting so new pictures soon on flick or my facebook page and ask again for CC if you guys Dont mind I dont wan to be a fauxphotographer 🙂 I want to improve as much as i can thank you. Hoping you will check back soon my new links and let me know .

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