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Old Apr 2, 2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 11:03 AM   #2
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The pictures are fine, but all I want to do is sweep the hair away from her eye. I prefer the third one because of that. I'm on my office monitor so shouldn't really judge things (and I'm not a people photographer) but I think the third one might have been nicer if you had used a reflector on the shadow side of her face better. They (the shadows) bother me more on that picture than any of the others, but that could be my monitor, not the picture.

This granddaughter is quite pretty, also - you must be so proud of them.
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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Very nice subject Grandpa!! In the first 3, I'd suggest using a reflector of sorts to reduce the shadows which are somewhat distracting to my eyes.
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Nicely done, Ed-

Aren't you the proud Grandpa! I am like Harriet, the hair in the face effect is not for me.

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Hi Ed! Astounding shots, great looking family you have, I am sure they are a real joy and blessing. I agree with Harriet's observation about the use of a reflector. #3 is a really great shot, indeed.

Ed, I remember you wrote you are practicing for the upcoming wedding... I am sure you have already thought of this, but have you been looking at wedding photographs for posing ideas, etc. Just thought I mention the idea, as I find it an enormous help to look at such pictures. For example, I like portraits. Every time I come across a particular pose or whatever, I just file that picture so as to use later.

All the best, Ed, and thanks for the photos!

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LOL!!! Thanks all. If you have a spare reflector please send it on and I'll use it...as for the hair...You cannot get a 14 year old to change their hair style...forget it !! LOL
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 4:55 PM   #7
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#3 is really cute. The shadows don't look too bad on my large monitor but, on the little one they're more pronounced. I think maybe both monitor are off a bit so, I can't really say. There's nothing wrong with the hair do... its just in a close up like these its nice to see both of her pretty eyes. As for a reflector, try one of those silver car windshield sun shades if you have one, or even a sheet of white foam board from Home Depot. Knowing you, I'm sure you could come up with a lot of things that would work. They won't be very practical at a wedding but, messing around outdoors with family portraits would give you a lot play with to see what works. just a thought.
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 5:10 PM   #8
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LOL!!! Thanks all. If you have a spare reflector please send it on and I'll use it...as for the hair...You cannot get a 14 year old to change their hair style...forget it !! LOL

Agree with you 100% on the hair (14 year old teenager in the house for me).

As for a reflector, piece of white board works great!
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Looking good, BD. She's also another beautiful one. You must be so proud of them all.

I'm with the others on the hair thing. But, know it's not avoidable. My son's fiance used to purposely pull her hair into her face when I'd practice on her with my portraits for a class I was taking at the time. Irritated me to no end.

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Old Apr 2, 2010, 11:47 PM   #10
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As far as the reflector - the only one I have cost something like $14 at a camera store - it's 12" diameter, but folds up into a small case that fits into the pocket of my camera bag, one of my better impulsive buys. I use it mostly outside where the gold side comes in handy, otherwise use aluminum foil or white gator/foam board.

Like GW - the shadows in #3 don't look so bad on my calibrated monitor at home.
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