Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Son's first haircut

  1. #1
    gredawarha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bordon, Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Real Name
    Darren

    Son's first haircut

    Evening all

    I havent had the opportunity to take as many photos as I really should and even less time to post them on here and get some feed back however the wife and son are awayt so an opportunity for some "me" time.

    Two weeks ago I took my son for his first haircut. He was a good boy and sat very still and was well behaved. Obviously grandparents and other familt wanted to see what he looked like so I took the oportunity to try some off camera flash. I have purchased a Yongnuo 460 II which I used with my D3100 and 35mm 1.8. Now Alex my son will be two years old in January so trying to get him to sit still and pose is pretty much impossible. I dont yet hav any light stands or diifusers so this was very much camera in one hand and flash in the other. Chase him around the living room and try to get a shot. Most turned out rubbish but I am pretty happy with this shot.

    I would appreciate any comment or constructive criticism.

    Thanks

    Darren

    [IMG]Son's first haircut First Haircut by Darren Joseph Gregory, on Flickr[/IMG]

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    189
    Real Name
    Helen Wood

    Re: Son's first haircut

    Hi Darren . I think you did really well on this. I would suggest a tighter crop though. Maybe eliminate the empty space on the right to about the edge of the red cushion. The white curtain is a bit distracting. I can see a definate resemblance to his dad

  3. #3
    gredawarha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bordon, Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Real Name
    Darren

    Re: Son's first haircut

    Hi Helen

    Thank you very much for your comments.

    I am always a bit loath to crop. When he is a but older I am hoping I can get him to stand in a position witout the distracting background. Thins photo was probably one of about 20 the rest where pictures of him looking into the floor, ceiling, space! Photographing toddlers is challenging.
    Last edited by gredawarha; 24th November 2012 at 09:44 PM.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    189
    Real Name
    Helen Wood

    Re: Son's first haircut

    Sports mode perhaps?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    northern Virginia suburb of Washington, DC
    Posts
    18,883

    Re: Son's first haircut

    Nice moment! I agree that cropping to include at most a very small part of the white curtain would improve the image tremendously.

  6. #6
    gredawarha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Bordon, Hampshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Real Name
    Darren

    Re: Son's first haircut

    I'm considering using this image to practice some Photoshop skills. I'm thinking of removing Alex (my subject) and placing him on top of a separate image. Something more interesting for the background and less distracting.

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to a replacement background, presumably I'm better off sticking to a relatively dark background?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •