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A photo of my niece at the park today. She is so photogenic and full of personality!

For those of you critiquing, please comment on cropping.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2014 - 2:40 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Little Cutie
Username:littleAproductions littleAproductions
Uploaded:15 Apr 2014 - 11:49 PM
Tags:Girl, Grey, Hat, Outdoors, Pink, Polka dots, Portraits / people, Smile
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2014 - 3:27 AM

She is very cute indeed.

The crop works fine. If it were mine I would raise the level of her euyes by cropping some space from the top, so there less central top to bottom.


Ive uploaded a mod to show the crop. Ive also improved contrast a little, the light on her face is quite flat.

High Speed action mode will want to open the aperture all the way, as its done here, whereas and aperture of f/5.6 or f/8 would have been better choices. 5.6 would have reduced the speed to 1/500th, still fast enough.



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Willie

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 1091 forum postsdudler vcard England258 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2014 - 7:06 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very similar things to Willie's comments: I'd crop at the top, and a fraction on the right. Mod coming.

The colour seems a little bit on the blue side to me - always a risk with the auto setting.

Working with the aperture wide open is always a risk, though it can bring big rewards. Here, a little leeway on depth of field would have been good, to make sure of focus on the eyes being sound. I'd always suggest aperture priority for portraits - though you may have been taking action shots in the playground, and snatched the opportunity for this lovely portrait while it was there!

Unalloyed cuteness captured.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2014 - 7:12 AM

Very nice in general, but steer clear of the modes on your camera. They do not help in general. Use the Av, Tv, Manual and P modes so that you are in control. The image is a little flat and has a cyan cast. Both easily corrected. Warm tones are better for ths type of image.

Paul

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littleAproductions

Thank you everyone! You're correct DUDLER. I have thus idea in my head that if there are kids and animals involved I don't want to miss opportunities. Animals and kids move.

Today my daughter is dancing at the town centre cinema today. Indoors. Any suggestions for camera. Settings?

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2014 - 12:31 PM

Settings depend on the focal length of the lens.

Speed at 200mm should be no slower than 1/300th, and at 70mm, no slower than 1/100. So indoors, use Shutter priority (Tv), adjust according to the focal length, and leave ISO on Auto, and Auto White Balance. If the light is poor, the camera will use high ISO.


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Willie

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optik
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16 Apr 2014 - 4:25 PM

lovely expression

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16 Apr 2014 - 7:10 PM

A beautiful portrait. To me it is perfect, sorry, I have nothing to critique, excellent.

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