>Hi - for a start try the color Auto-Level tool, increase >saturation a bit, then put a vignette around the photo and >burn the lips a bit to make them darker red. > >Those are simple enhancements, but I'm sure some of the real >Aperture and PhotoShop craftsmen can provide you with more >specific suggestions.
Thanks... I made a few of your suggested changes Thoughts?
Rick, My first thoughts are from a grandfather who doesn't get to see his grandson often enough. It has nothing to do with photography. Well maybe a little....
You are going to have a wonderful time taking pictures of that boy as he grows and matures.
As for the picture, I would have taken it at a higher angle, unless I was trying to distort his belly for a reason. I find that angle and closeness makes it hard to show the baby's features well. The position of the camera will, in my opinion, foreshorten and widen his stomach.
A baby's best features are his/her large head and eyes. I would normally try to emphasize them. Also, and I am being picky here, if he was wearing a different shirt, he might have better contrast with the wall. I found the wall colors and his Superman tee to clash.
I think the post enhancements went well. There was an improvement in contrast between number one and two shots.
Hey thanks for the feedback! One of the main reasons I got into the hobby was so our parents could see pictures of their grandson! we bought our father-in law a Kodak Pulse for Christmas where we could send him pictures over the internet. He gets a BLAST out of seeing new pictures on there a few times a week!
I was using a 35 1.8 on those pictures. So I had to get in pretty close. Would you suggest a different lens to get the angle you were talking about?
That was a cute Pic. I also use 35mm 1.8G. Getting closer is good. You can also experiment with cropping the image and doing PP. I am using Aperture(still on the starting points of the learning curve !). Do you have kit lens-like the 18-105 ? I am happy with it for close shots for a starter. Happy Clicking. Amol