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Old Feb 20, 2013, 1:57 PM   #1
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hi guys,

i took my children to the local wildlife park today and wrapped them up warm. this is my eldest daughter Laura aged 7. no toothy grin due to new teeth growing where baby teeth came out lol

let me know what you think of this photo and where i could improve upon my technique.

many thanks
John

shot with nikon d5100 f5.6, iso 400, exp 1/125 with no flash. converted to b+w pp in cs6 with very slight denoise also.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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John, this is a wonderful shot of your lovely daughter. I find it hard to fault it, given that it isn't a studio shot, except to say that the eyes could be a bit sharper. Well done. A wall-hanger for sure.
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John, I agree with Walter, and add, this is an outstanding portrait of your very beautiful daughter. This is a picture you can treasure twenty years from now. Get it printed, big. She's fortunate to have a dad who's a photographer.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 2:55 AM   #4
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this ones a keeper bring it out in a few years time. i do agree that the eyes a re slightly off
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You cant go wrong with your Daughter as a model but the only thing I would have changed is the fur hood, because in b&w it confuses with her hair somewhat.So to me it just comes down to composition. Imho. A lot of portraits look better if they are very slightly soft.
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Like the composition, her fur hood with only a few strands of hair visible shows me just how cold and bundle up she was that day. Maybe sharpen the eyes a little would separate her face from the fur. Of course the hard part is going to be finding a frame for the picture.
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You cant go wrong with your Daughter as a model but the only thing I would have changed is the fur hood, because in b&w it confuses with her hair somewhat.So to me it just comes down to composition. Imho. A lot of portraits look better if they are very slightly soft.
That's different than the problem here in which the fur of the hood is perfectly sharp and the eyes aren't. If something else is sharp and the eyes are soft then it just looks slightly out of focus.

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Hi guys taken on board what you said about the eyes and have sharpened them a little in photoshop. let me know if its an improvement or not please.

cheers for all the comments so far, your time taken to view my pics, and your comments are appreciated

John
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Perfect.
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John, this is a fantastic shot! Wow!
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