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Little PJ Hunting Easter Eggs

By winchester66
This is my little niece she was out hunting eggs and has just started walking. My main thing with taking pictures of kids is no pose just aim and shoot. I wanted to capture her pretty blue eyes,face and her pretty curly hair.I wanted to capture her facial expressions while hunting eggs for the first time. I used a 55-200 lens with hood and uv filter

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cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
5 Apr 2013 9:56AM
have had a go at a mod...did a little work on the eyes (possibly too much?) added some clarity/vibrance and adjusted light/dark tones Smile

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iancrowson Plus
8 211 146 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 11:58AM
You have captured her hair and skin tones beautifully. Her eyes are sharp and bright.
I see you used flash which has helped to light her face nicely. The dark shadow under the chin is due to the flash. The flash has worked as fill in flash with most of the light coming from natural light. You can reduce the intensity of the flash in camera. A little less (minus adjustment) would help to reduce the shadow.
The composition is pleasant but in my my would be improved with a lower camera position. There is a lot of the top of her head showing, lower with some shoulders area might work better.
Try and get eye contact, watch the birdie type of thing.
These are my personal views, I hope you will get more comments and advice.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 1:37PM
Nice family record but she doesn't look happy. Possibly not finding an egg! The eyes are very much in the bottom of the image. I would crop a lot from the top. OK , you loose the bow, but the eyes would be better placed. There is a slight lack of sharpness on the eyes and they should be sharp. If you are on auto focus, and I guess you are, then the camera has focused on other than the eyes and the minimal depth of field has failed to bring them into the focal range.

Use focus lock if you have time, half press the shutter button, recompose then shoot. Not easy with an active child. Other than that, set the focus point to the central area only and try and keep it where it needs to be. You could try servo auto focus to track the action, but depth of field would remain an issue.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2013 5:06PM
Sweet image, but too close in for me, she looks cramped. I want to see more space - particularly under the face, but all round her as well.

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