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My grandson just after a swim.

Camera:Fuji Finepix S1600
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Hoody
Username:manjoy manjoy
Uploaded:17 Jun 2010 - 9:44 AM
Tags:Kids, People, Portraits, Portraits / people
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DRicherby
DRicherby e2 Member 6269 forum postsDRicherby vcard United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 9:57 AM

This is well timed and well exposed and your grandson has a lovely, natural expression. I think the composition and the depth of field could be improved, though.

For me, it would be better to have the face in sharp focus, rather than the hood. I see it as a photograph of your grandson, who happens to be wearing a hood, rather than a photograph of a hood that happens to contain your grandson, if you see what I mean. The boy is more important so I think he should be in sharp focus, although the texture of the towel is good. A little more depth of field (narrower aperture, i.e., higher f-number) might have allowed you to get both sharp simultaneously; otherwise, using a single autofocus point to get the eye in sharp focus.

My main problem with the composition is that he's looking straight out of the shot. I would prefer a composition with the back of his head cropped off and more space to the right for him to be looking into. I'd also rather see the chin in the frame, perhaps at the cost of losing a bit more of his forehead; having both the chin and the forehead cropped looks a bit tight.

That said, overall, it's a nice shot and it brought a smile to my face. Smile

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Davesumner
Davesumner e2 Member 728 forum postsDavesumner vcard Australia300 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2010 - 11:31 AM

Hi Manuel,

I support Dave's comments fully above and I have uploaded a mod, cropping and adding a bit on the right side so your grandson isn't looking straight out of the image.

The problem for me is the light hoodie and your grandson's dark face. Of course had you exposed for his face you'd have blown out the highlights on the hoodie. Therefore I've upped the darker areas using the fill light slider in Camera RAW. However this would have been an occaision to get more light on his face using a reflector or fill flash.

I also uploaded a second mod where I also reduced the noise in the image which has added the effect of smoothing the skin.

I hope this has helped.

DaVeS

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manjoy
manjoy e2 Member 4manjoy vcard Malta
20 Jun 2010 - 11:01 PM

Thank you very much for your frank opinions and modification. I must admit that when I saw the photo I was impressed by the slightly blueish tint of the light reflected off the pool water. That is why I kept the picture as it came out originally and did not brighten up the face. By the way Dave, I have a nephew in Victoria, Oz, with your name and surname. Quite a coincidence!

Last Modified By manjoy at 20 Jun 2010 - 11:04 PM

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