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Teddy Shield

By jhaslam4
Our daughter watching a Christmas movie but getting a little nervous at a part (she’s only 3) I took loads of photos today or both my kids but I loved how big Sophia’s eyes were as she hid behind her teddy bears.

Tags: Teddy bear Portraits and people No flash photography


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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.8k 2144 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2018 8:13AM
A timeless moment. The light was grim, you didn't want to use flash, you took a risk with shutter speed, you got a wonderful shot that's commendably sharp under the circumstances and is also beautiful.

I've uploaded two mods, just suggestions if you want to look at ways to take the image further. First a tighter crop, getting rid of the bit of hand bottom right, placing the face further to the left in the frame so looking in and putting the eyes on the upper third. I lightened slightly and used the burn tool to give a bit more body to (I think) Snoopy.

Then a sepia mono with dark vignetting, for a sense of a private place.

These are just suggestions.
dudler Plus
16 1.0k 1573 England
9 Dec 2018 8:22AM
I can only endorse what George and Moira have said above.

This is lovely, and you should get prints and send them to every loving relative you can track down.

To prepare for next time, experiment with higher ISO settings, to see what you can actually live with, in terms of digital noiuse. According to the spec, your Nikon goes to 25,000 ISO, so I suspect that 6400 will be very usable, and can give you a measure of error in terms of higher shutter speeds and smaller apertures.

This takes nothing away from this shot - it would do well in the main gallery.
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4083 Canada
9 Dec 2018 10:44PM
Very nice moment. Watch your shutter speed as mentioned above. For a scene like thos, set the camera to Shutter priority, speed to 1/80, and aperture and ISO automatic.

Loaded a mod, - a little less yellow, and a bit sharper.



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