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Old Feb 21, 2011, 9:48 AM   #1
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Here are a couple of "portrait" pictures I took of my cousin's kids this weekend.





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Old Feb 21, 2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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Image quality-wise, the two photos are very good. But there are several things further that could done to improve your photos.

You could crop the photos tighter.
You could adjust the sharpness, contrast, and brightness.
You could combine the two photos.

It is all a matter of personal choice, but usually "portraits" are cropped closely. That would eliminate that large expanse of background in your posted photos.

Here is the first photo.

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Here is the second photo.

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Old Feb 21, 2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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Here is the combined photo.

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Old Feb 21, 2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Thanks Sarah. I was just so excited that they turned out as good as they did. I forgot to crop them. LOL
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They are beautiful Wolf...excellent shots of beautiful children!
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Really nice shots, DaWolf. I see that your "new" camera is working well for you! I kind of like the trees and the greenery in the background.....
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It is my personal view that portraits need not be strictly head and shoulders, I am always reminded of Paul Strands pic of Susan Thompson in her doorway and of a Romanian couple standing next to a fence with a house in the background. From the Aperture Masters of Photography series, number one, well it would be #1 wouldn't it :-)

In this article is the cover photograph taken in Italy1953: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAPstrand.htm

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Yes cropping a face close is good also...but I think Potraits are subjective to the individual family member as to how they want to remember a certain scene or setting and still capture the moment...

Jake feeding a Duck...important to catch him and also for me the duck eating from his hand:

Grace posed with a Sculpture could be cropped or as i wanted to see the Blacksmith also at work...

Then finally a full face crop that highlights her beauty...



So it's very subjective how we personally want to view our family/children...but Sarah gives some good guidelines/pointers to take into consideration for sure...
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Well done Cole - you certainly have a knack for great pictures.
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