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Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:17 PM   #1
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Here is a shot I took that I'm very proud of. I got a copy of Microsoft Picture It and changed it to B & W and added an edge, but no other modifications were done. What do you think?

I had the parents both support her with their hands in the shot, symbolic of their commitment to her upbringing.

The quality is not very good due to my awful flash, but I'm wondering what you think about the composition.


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Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:20 PM   #2
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I would have definitely removed the nuk holder if I did it again!!!!

Here is one I modified where I made her lips just a tiny bit pink...too much??

I tried to make her eyes just a touch green but it would not show up. Just playing with my new modification toys!!! SO FUN!
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Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:25 PM   #3
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Very nice Winsconsingirl !

If there was any improvement to make in the composition I would suggest a little more space in the direction she is looking. Perhaps this is just a personal thing but somehow, looking toward the edge of the frame, she feels a little too close to it. Do you know what I mean ?

Beautiful baby. Well done !

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Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:27 PM   #4
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hmm..i'm not sure about the border, but i love the b/w and the shot is great

good idea about the selective coloring....definetely worth the effort sometimes

i think you'd have to make it a little more pink, cuz right now, you can't really notice it without being told about it, or looking VERY closely at it, or just having really good vision for that lol

well done!

btw....john's point is good, but, if you were to do that, you might lose the hand holding her head, and i like the hand in it....i dunno....i think it's good like this...

but generally, you do want your subject to be facing inside the frame...or...have room infront of the subject..

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Old Oct 16, 2004, 8:26 PM   #5
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Do you mean that I should have her facing the right when you say "facing the inside of the frame"?



Thanks for the feedback!! Here it is without the frame...
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Old Oct 16, 2004, 10:45 PM   #6
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hmm...wat we're trying to say, lol, is, that in most cases, you want the subject to have "room" infront of them, ok...a little diagram...lol

this

| 0> |

not this

|0>|

(the "0" is the subject and the arrow is the direction they are looking, or facing, and the two lines are the edges of the photo)

well hope this helps....in connection to your photo, he's saying he'd want the baby's face lower in the photograph, making room for her to look into...or, more space up top..



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Yeah, I know the thirds rule and the rule about leaving space for things to move into or for people to look into, but I couldn't do it without losing the hands unless I backed away, and I wanted to have a picture of her and the hands more than the distracting background. Point well taken. Thanks!!!!!
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Very nicely done, Wisconsin Girl.

Something you may want to consider is a vertical orientation.

I tried it but will not post it here (don't wanna steal your thunder ).

Naw...on second thought yourorientation is much better



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Old Oct 18, 2004, 1:41 PM   #9
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Very beautiful shot. I love it in BW.



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