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By Ahusan
the picture was taken some time back with a sony cybershot dsc p10.

overall picture is a bit blurry for me. what do you think?

editing: blured the background, sharpened the eyes, cropped, a bit of saturation and the border.
lighting: available light from the setting sun.

feel free to post your sugestions/tips.


Tags: Protrait Portraits and people

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ade_mcfade 18 15.2k 216 England
10 Dec 2007 12:20PM
nice eye contact from the child, that red head band really grabs you too.

maybe next time, try asking the mother to either look at her child or at the camera - it's nice as is, but if there's some connection from her eye line, it makes it stronger

finally, make it a little more intimate by cropping down the top - maybe to the tops of theirheads, or even clip the top of the mother's head?
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2007 12:19PM
Lovely photo. It does not need to be sharper in my view, although I agree with Ade that cropping out the background vegetation would be an improvement.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2257 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2007 9:39PM
You have captured a tender moment here. For me, the large watch detracts far more than the background foliage.
Tooth 17 5.8k 227 Ireland
16 Dec 2007 12:07AM
The watch caught my attention as well..but then again it's a nice juxtaposition between the modern glitz and the more tradiational type jewellery. A tender moment caught here, and you've seen the problem yourself , just a bit soft, if the kid's eyes could be a little bit sharper it would kind of give the illuasion of the rest being sharper (if you know what I mean)

BTW you've identified a very good point here which as a critique team member I see all the time - people doing portraits oftheir own kids find it hard to be objective about the photo as a photo in its own right: and I usually say "is it a good photo that even someone with no personal acquaintance with the subjects would say "that's a good photo"?.. and i think this is...nice work


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