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By Bhuyan

Tags: Boy Educational Child portrait Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 11:46AM
Hello again Abhijit. You have ticked again for critique, but have not responded to our previous advice. Can you please confirm that you are reading and understanding what we say?

On this one I would say - a delightful study, and you focused on the eyes which is good. But it is rather soft. The reason, I suspect, is the very slow shutter speed - 1/25 second is too slow for steady hand-holding unless you are using wide angle; and in any case it is too slow for a living, breathing subject!

The light was poor, you needed a high ISO even for 1/25 second at F4; next time if using the same focal length get him to sit in better light and aim for say 1/125 second at F5.6.

But please let us know if this helps you.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
30 Jul 2020 12:01PM
Some good advice from Moira above.
However, it is really important for you to help us with your photography.
We do need much more information and a response from you.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
30 Jul 2020 12:31PM
As above. We need you to talk to us!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 4:16PM
Did you intend to take a photograph of the child?
Or was it just a quickly grabbed shot?
Taking pictures indoors is very different to taking them outside. The lack of light needs different camera settings. For instance, as Moira has said, a higher ISO and a faster shutter speed.
If you intended to take this image, you needed to adjust your settings to cope with the lack of light, or else place your subject near to a window through which light is coming.
Also, the background is too fussy, and I find myself more interested in the cushions than in the child. So it would have been a good idea to place the child somewhere where there is a cleaner and less distracting background.

Did you mean to cut off the top of the child's head and also the rest of his hands? If that was your intention, then it's fine, but to the viewer it feels incomplete and unsatisfactory. The book and the hands, in particular, are a big part of your story. I would like to suggest that a vertical/portrait format might have worked better. Either that, or moving back a little so that you included more of the areas at the top and bottom of your frame.

You give us very little information about your intentions in the Description Box, just saying, "Education". We have asked for more helpful comments from you, but have received none.
Please communicate with us.

This should be a joint venture between you and the Critique Team.
We will commit to work with you, as long as you work with us

I think it might be worth mentioning that you arrived here in the Criitique Gallery because you checked the "Critique Wanted" option when you uploaded your picture.
Was that your intention?
In the Main Gallery, reached by NOT checking that option, you can receive votes and even awards, but not necessarily constructive critique.
This is the part of the site where you receive more detailed and constructive commenting.
If that's not what you're after, make sure that you don't tick the 'Critique Wanted' box next time you upload a picture.

Do you understand what has been said?

DaveRyder Plus
7 5.7k 13 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 5:34PM
I'll echo all above,
Also added a crop with some darkening of background.

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