January 15, 2013 at 12:03 am #5600
Hi guys, i am currently an amateur photographer. I would love to start charging a portfolio building rate for newborns in 6 months or so. i am averaging one newborn session a week at the moment and i am starting to turn people away because i just cant eat all my time up for free. I would love some CC on these images. I am hoping these will be in my portfolio.
This first one needs a little more skin tone work, i think in my final edit i will reduce the orange cast to her face.
This third one, in the final edit i will remove the distracting light square of blanket, will do a full blanket fade in the back ground.January 15, 2013 at 12:03 am #5601
pressed enter to quickly, forgot to add thankyou for you time and i hope these links work!January 15, 2013 at 12:07 am #5602
heres the 5th one i forgot!January 15, 2013 at 12:57 am #5606soaringturkeysMember
Hi! It seems as though you have an eye of how you want to shoot
There is really one thing that I’ll comment on,
what makes your second photo soo powerful is that what the baby is the background the baby is lying on. It’s just such a fascinating image because its not just a photo of a baby but, in it’s own right, it’s a fantastic photo. However the 3rd photo on the brown carpet kinda fell short because what the baby is on doesn’t really add to the photo.
Just my 2 cents.January 15, 2013 at 1:35 am #5607
thankyou so much soaringturkeys, your CC means a lot to me.
i do love that pink fur, i managed to find it for free on a free site 🙂 to this date its one of my favorite pics. Because i am not charging i am not buying props and blankets ect. i don’t have many nice blankets for boys, this one was one of his mum’s.
This is what i was thinking of doing to the blanket in my final portfolio edit.
here is another of the pink fur. It is an image people either love or hate, her parents weren’t a huge fan! Both these images have only had a wuick FB edit so arent quite finished.
here is another with different fur.
I am hoping that any props i use will complement baby and not over power baby, thats my style, warm and clean and not porcelain doll.
here are 2 black and whites, i am not yet confident with my black and white conversions.
thankyou againJanuary 15, 2013 at 1:53 am #5609soaringturkeysMember
yeah its great! These photos are adorable especially the one with the different fur.
Yeah that time the blanket really added to the photo because of the cute head scarf.
You have a good sense to not detract from the photo but to add to it.
I think though, as a baby photographer, things like background, fabric and props will be a good spend for the future.
Good job!January 16, 2013 at 1:37 am #5649fstopper89Member
I think you have some very solid baby photos. You don’t have a ton of silly props that distract, they are simple and sweet and the baby is the star of the photo. I like the fur, it’s very soft and makes the baby look comfortable. The only props I like for newborns are crates/baskets to pose them in, some blankets, and knit hats/diaper covers. People who include rubber duckies or anything Anne Geddes-esque just make me turn away. A lot of knitters and crocheters have gotten into making really weird costumes and props for newborn photographers. I’ve seen turtle outfits, snail outfits, ladybug hats, etc. and I know some people love it but to me it feels like a weird trend.
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