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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:03 PM   #1
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I know focus is a bit off, my AF is not working at all on primes (50mm or 100mm), working just peachy on zoom lenses (17-85 & 100-300). Strange....

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#2 'a' which do you prefer?



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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:50 PM   #2
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I like the b version (close crop) the most.
Lovely child and great shots, but indeed a little bit shame on the focus, otherwise you would have some perfect shots.

Keep practicing, I love it.
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 5:43 PM   #3
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How'd you get the kid to look straight at the camera and not realize her picture was being taken! ("candid" statement in the title) Just kidding!:-)

Cool shots, cute kid!
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 7:38 PM   #4
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How'd you get the kid to look straight at the camera and not realize her picture was being taken! ("candid" statement in the title)
good point! I stand corrected. "Unposed" is probably more accurate
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shots 3,4 and 5 are outstanding

great work

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Old Oct 3, 2006, 12:39 AM   #6
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All the shots are great. #1 is cute, but 4 is my fave with 5 a close second.

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Old Oct 3, 2006, 7:14 AM   #7
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I like the b version (close crop) the most.
Lovely child and great shots, but indeed a little bit shame on the focus, otherwise you would have some perfect shots.

Keep practicing, I love it.

Thank you Frank for your kind comments!She is a very photogenic little girl. Looking fwd to doing a maternity shoot with her and her expecting mom later this year.
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 7:16 AM   #8
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shots 3,4 and 5 are outstanding

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THank you Ken as always..hope it was worth the wait
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 7:18 AM   #9
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All the shots are great. #1 is cute, but 4 is my fave with 5 a close second.

Thanks for the feedback Afayec!
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 10:58 AM   #10
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Ok, got some client feedback, I'm hoping to get some opinions on this. I am very new to being a "hired gun" and want to avoid missteps early on. Word of mouth is how I'm growing so rapidly. What started out as a hobby has quickly become a viable 2nd job for me. In October alone I have nine scheduled, paid shoots.

Last night, the mom asked me for the "uncropped versions" of shot #3...with her "whole head". Needless to say, this is how I shot them...no cropping done. I shoot tight. Sometimes too tight in my own opinion, I do need to be mindful. But I also think its part of my style. (Defensive me says: If you want full body posed portraits go to JCPenney!) But the truth is I feel guilty about the fact that what I feel is one of the strongest shots of the series.....to her, is lacking.

There were a couple other issues where I felt the image was much stronger in B&W but she wants the color version (like #5 above). Do I need to start offering multiple versions of EVERY photo I edit to the client? How do you guys approach this? I honestly don't want my ego to get in the way, but it is hard sometimes not to take things personally. I hear the negative 100x more than I hear the positive...she DID say she'll never take her daughter to a studio again, which was nice.

I guess my question is do I check my ego entirely and bend over backward giving the client wants...maybe in this instance offer a re-shoot? (I have already posted a BW & Color version of all 25 images in her gallery). OR do I let it go as not to do more harm than good, suggesting I'm insecure about the quality of my work?

Thanks for letting me ramble. I'm hoping y'all can provide some experiential insight. Or a swift kick in the @#[email protected]#.
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