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Old Jan 29, 2010, 12:32 AM   #1
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Just curious as to what could be done to make this picture better? All advice appreciated!

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Old Jan 29, 2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Eye contact, Eye contact. the eyes tell the story and the emotion in most people photographs, always good to see them.

lose the part of a knee coming out of the lower left hand side. always be aware of your surroundings, so that you can avoid extraneous objects from peaking into your photos.

in general it is not flattering to shoot "down" at living things. it is "usually" better to shoot at their eye level. of course this rule can be broken for specific effects, etc, but in general it helps.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thanks, I have my work cut out for me! =)
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I agree with Dustin, and would like to add a little fiddling work. The picture seems a little too soft, and you should consider cropping some of the space above the two.
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I disagree with my friends. No eye contact is needed in this nice casual shot. I did some "things" to it.

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Old Jan 30, 2010, 12:17 AM   #6
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It looks nice! Looks like I'll also have to work on getting proficient in image editing as well.
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Yup, get a good editing software. There is allot of post production work for pro shooters. Taking the photo is only the first thing.
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Guess I'll just have to take it one step at time. =)
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You can begin with Picassa 3. It has lots of editing features and it's free.
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You might also want to use a fill-in flash to elimiiinate the shadows. Also for these type of shots, try shooting at the subjects eye level versus from (what appears to be) a standing level.

You sure captured a spontaneously joyous moment!
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