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Old Nov 23, 2012, 7:39 AM   #1
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This is my niece.
She's sitting atop an outdoor concrete table.

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Cute girl! Nice expression. Her shirt is washed out on my monitor though. Can't see any detail there.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 4:08 PM   #3
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Cute girl! Nice expression. Her shirt is washed out on my monitor though. Can't see any detail there.
yup the white is out slightly .... also the green thing in the background draws the eye
and lose the twig on the table ... did you shoot raw?
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 9:40 PM   #4
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I think Simon is right about the cropping. Delete the unecessary stuff and give proper proportion to the area around your niece. Here are two suggestions based on your original 8 x 12 ratio.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Yes, these are shot in raw.

I was actually shooting family photos, and she was watching me. I did not set up this shot at all. She decided to sit at this spot and watch what was going on. It looked very natural, so I took a break from what I was doing, spoke her name and shot.

So the twig was there, the green item in the background was there. Thanks for the idea of a tighter crop.

Also, this photo had no post processing, what I posted here was compressed so it would fit into the size requirements of this website.

Thank you for your help. Additional comments are still most welcome!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:08 AM   #6
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Really like the edit version. You have a very cute nice.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 9:19 PM   #7
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Why display it before post-processing it? PP should have nothing to do with compression. Raw photos require post-processing. Otherwise they look rather bland. If you aren't going to Pp then I suggest shooting in jpeg. It will look better.

This is a good photo that will look very nice with some appropriate post-processing. Be sure to bring the highlights down.

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It seems like you were OK with others editing your photo so I did this just to illustrate how some basic and pretty subtle global post-processing helps and is, IMO, more important than any other little things in the picture.

I could do a lot better with the full sized raw file of course but this represents about 2 minutes in light room. One thing the full sized raw file would allow me is to really help her eyes look better. It's hard to do a good job of dodging eyes on a small, highly compressed file. Also, I just realized her shirt is still a bit hotter than I would normally leave it.

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