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Old Jan 21, 2012, 6:42 PM   #1
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the intention of this photo was to try and find a good setting for the least amount of unwanted noise in dimly lit surroundings. using the fz100 which is notoriously unhappy at low light i was hoping to capture her in all her post evening feed glory (usually her happiest time).

this is a critique forum but if anyone can also suggest methods for improvement, it would be most welcome.

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Old Jan 21, 2012, 7:07 PM   #2
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Old Jan 21, 2012, 7:34 PM   #3
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 6:42 AM   #4
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Beautiful, just beautiful. Subject matter is flawless. nothing in the world could improve on that, your at an unfair advantage as it is incredibly difficult to take a bad photo of such an amazing subject.

You done a great job of limiting the noise also. I used to have a FZ 100 and although they are a great bridging camera, they really do need great light to perform decently.

I would brighten it a little bit, and then convert to black and white. not sure what kind of black and white though, try playing with the various presets in Photoshop Elements.
Something not too contrasty though, you want to keep the softness in there.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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thank you schmintan for your kind words and suggestions. i will give it a go and see what i can come up with.

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i would like to see the colour version john, congratulations by the way .

i would like to see what you have lost in the conversion
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Very cute. As has been mentioned, this is very under exposed so worth playing with the settings or getting some extra light in there. This will really bring out the details in the eyes which always helps make a baby photo even cuter

I'm sure this little one is going to be photographed lots and looking forward to see how you progress with the shots!
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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unfortunately simple, there is no colour version. this was shot in black and white originally straight off the camera

thank you all for your lovely comments and compliments on my gorgeous little lady.
i have photoshop 7 and cs5, neither of which im very good with but i will endevour to overcome my phobia of pp
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The edit is certainly better

Even if I'm going for a B/W finished shot I always shoot colour and then convert as it does give the option for having the colour version if so desired.
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