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My Daughter, Zoey and her best friend Isla.

Camera:Canon Rebel XSI
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Best Friends Forever
Username:JeNGaL9 JeNGaL9
Uploaded:11 Mar 2010 - 1:17 PM
Tags:Friends, Portraits / people
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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2010 - 3:00 PM

A really nice family shot of two very happy kids. Only one comment - get in a bit closer to concentrate on those faces and cut ot t settee back.

Paul

Last Modified By paulbroad at 11 Mar 2010 - 3:00 PM

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clicknimagine
11 Mar 2010 - 3:13 PM

very cute shot indeed, i too think that a crop of the right side of the image to remove those unwanted part will give a better result,

as photography is a light painting, i should say that the light is very much flat, you have to be careful with this, you may have used a flash, if possible try to use off camera flash with a different angle, so that your image can have a more dramatic effect,

there are many creative angles for lighting, for portrait photography, i can name a few like light from the up or from below, may be from a side, you can arrange these lights with an off camera flash(better) or even with table lamps,

you need to enhance the contrast a bit according to me,
wish you best of luck...

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2010 - 6:26 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hello, Jeannette. A charming happy portrait of the children. You have their interest, eye contact and eye catchlights, which is good. My only niggle is with the composition. I feel that if you had tilted your camera downwards a touch, you could have included the feet as well. Alternatively, a closer shot of just the faces and tops of the bodies would have been good. Also, there are distractions in the right background. I have done a modification where I cropped so that it's only the couch that fills the background. I also adjusted levels a touch. My second modification shows a nice bit of framing which I think suits the picture, with some text as well.
Pamela.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 11 Mar 2010 - 6:29 PM

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Toonman
Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2010 - 7:40 AM

Hi Jeannette. A lovely smile from these two that's often difficult to capture together! I agree about the cropping (or go in closer), it would make the image stronger.
Adam

Last Modified By Toonman at 13 Mar 2010 - 7:40 AM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2010 - 7:05 PM

I've had another look - agree a little more contrast, but still quite like your original given the crop.

For me, leave out the frames and definately the text. I believe you should never present such things actually on the image - later in a scrapbook or frame if you wish.

Paul

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