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Little Cutie

By littleAproductions      
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.

Tags: Hat Outdoors Pink Grey Girl Smile Polka dots Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
16 Apr 2014 3:27AM
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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dudler Plus
14 707 1354 England
16 Apr 2014 7:06AM
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.
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2014 7:12AM
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.

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?
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
16 Apr 2014 12:31PM
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.


optik Plus
9 15 1 England
16 Apr 2014 4:25PM
lovely expression
16 Apr 2014 7:10PM
A beautiful portrait. To me it is perfect, sorry, I have nothing to critique, excellent.

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