Friday, July 10, 2009

Constructive Feedback Friday

My photo below I took this week of my nephew...Overall I like it but everyone always has great tips to make it even better so I decided to submit it for some constructive feedback.

The Original

My Edit
ISO: 400, F/4.0, Shutter: 1/40, Focal Length: 35mm


  1. Adorable! I actually like both the original and the edit. I like both the color and the black/white against the black background!

  2. Wow. I love your picture. That is just perfection. I can't give any editing tips but I adore your picture!

  3. Hey, it's Marshall from I Heart Faces. Ok, lemme go ahead and get it out to the way. Awwwww, what a cute baby! Nothing makes the soul more content than a sleeping baby. Second I love your choice of camera. That was my first camera, and I still shoot with it often.

    Ok, the picture. This is a very cute picture, and I love that you put up a dark background to eliminate distractions. I really like where you went with the post processing too. The version I came up with looks very similar to yours with a few tweaks. I started by bringing your original image into Photoshop. The image felt a bit dark to me so I added a Levels adjustment later and brought that up just sky of clipping the whites. Next, I felt like this was all about the baby and bear, so I cropped in a fair bit. I then converted it to black and white, staying fairly close to the tone you ended up with. I added some overall contrast to deepen the blacks and give it a bit more pop. My last step was to add a pretty large vignette to deepen the background even more and draw more attention to the baby's face. Oh, and I cloned out a little spot on the baby's forehead, and white spot on the clother underneath the basket. Here's a link to my version.

    I hope this was helpful and gives you some ideas. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about this or other images. Cheers!

  4. Ok. I just clicked over here to your blog and am drooling like a kid in a candy shop. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT!!! And you know what ISOs are? TEACH ME PLEASE!!! I have no clue what I'm doing when I take pics.
    I need so much help. Adding you to my reader now so I can pick up any tips you dish out! :)