Not sure where you post pictures here, but I got a great shot of my boy and thought I would share...
IMHO, the props over power the subject and the background clutter is viewable behind the pillow(camera right).
Well noted. I could have photoshopped it, but I don't mess with my shots. They're either good or they're not. I know I didn't get it framed perfectly, but I think it still came out ok.
Why is there such a general reluctance to alter our photographs with imaging software? It's not as if the images we take, whether film or digital, are "reality". They're all just narrow recordings of a constantly changing world. We're altering the image just by framing it in the camera and choosing the moment to squeeze the shutter.
I take the opposite tack. What I'm trying to do is to create pleasing images. Sure I try to "get it right in the camera" but I don't hesitate to Photoshop it quite intensely if that's what I think it needs.
You've got a great-looking son there, Robby!