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By RebeccaR
I've edited this a little differently to my normal style. Feedback welcomed

Tags: Children Childhood Portraits and people childphotography childhoodmemories familyphotography childrenplaying

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Fefe Plus
9 53 34 United Kingdom
22 May 2018 2:02PM
I think this is gorgeous...
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4174 Canada
22 May 2018 2:02PM
Hi Rebecca, - can you upload a large size image? This is only 93Kb so theres really no room for modifications. You could upload the large size as a mod, - click modifications, select upload, then load the large file.
22 May 2018 2:20PM
Larger file uploaded in the modifications
22 May 2018 3:08PM
Fefe Plus
9 53 34 United Kingdom
22 May 2018 3:34PM
I have a done you a mod, slightly lightened the skin in lightroom also added a little dodging to the iris of the eye.
So sorry I have uploaded the slogan.....BlushBlush I didnt realise I had that set from a previous photo....Proper one to followWink
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Very cute
22 May 2018 6:07PM
Lovely. There is a definite dandelion theme here today!
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4174 Canada
22 May 2018 6:12PM
Its a nice shot, and as its likely your daughter, - you have an emotional connection to the image exactly as it is.

It is of course underexposed, - quite a bit, which is intentional, and contributes to the overall look.

Whats slightly problematic for me is that the camera didnt focus on her eye, and with such a shallow aperture, that is most important. The point of focus in on the higher contrast "buttons(?) towards her left shoulder (camera right) which is short of the plane where her eye is. This suggests you used multi focus points rather than a single focus point placed on her eye; this is an assumption, - I may be wrong, but either way, the focal point is not her eye, so its not sharp. Always use a single focus point, placed on the eye for a shot like this.

You are aware that using a +0.10 in M mode has no effect on the exposure of the image.

Apart from this, the overall effect is a dream like image thats attractive; it has a warm look that works in its favour.

The mods Ive uploaded have exposure increased on the child only, with sharpening applied to her eye and mouth; two versions, the second a mono with a sepia tone and a diffuse glow.


pablophotographer 9 1.7k 389
22 May 2018 8:01PM
Ha Smile

Hi Rebecca I have seen this as it is, an interpretation and an intervention of reality. Awww and the playfulness of the child as well as the fragility of nature and the beginning of the multiplication of life.

I noticed you used a rather rare camera, Nikon Df with a Sigma Art lens on. So, I trust you wanted the softness and I did soften it further and changed the colours too to remind me painting rather than a picture.

I may have done too much cropping from the top of her head, ooops! Since it is the Mundial soon I found the opportunity to practice my flip shots just in case someone understands that positioning a subject right or left when no lettering is involved makes little if not any difference at all.

I bet she would pose again for you! Enjoy it!
22 May 2018 8:22PM
Love the modifications! Thanks guys.

Yes I underexposed - I am not used to such dark photos and editing as I normally go for light and airy. So this was out of my comfort zone.
I use single focal points, but this was a quick shot as I saw her blowing the dandelion so I do believe the focus wasn't on her eye. I just focused quickly and shot.

I love to shoot on 1.8 - and most of my photos are 1.8, or even 1.4. I like a dreamier finish to my photos.

Yes the nikon df is quite a rare camera - I love it. I shoot with a d750 sometimes as well,but my df is normally my go to. Thanks again guys! You have given me some inspiration- I am going to lighten her.

This is my neice.

dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1733 England
23 May 2018 9:20AM
A lot of good and useful things said already.

I love using lenses wide open, and have a stable of f/1.4 and f/1.8 optics: the price one pays is that there's a higher failure rate, and for exhibition or competition, you need both the technical perfection and the decisive moment. Sometimes, this means that one's favourites are for family only, as the technical side falls short.

I'd really like to see that elbow in frame, too.

However, given that, and the very self-involved pose, eye direction and general feel, I might crop tight all round, losing the top and back of her head, even, and leaving little room for the dandelion seeds to blow into. I'm away from home, so trying it out isn't a goer, sadly. Maybe on Friday, when I am back with my desktop...

In terms of the feel of the image, that total involvement with the seedhead is the making of this. She is in a world of her own, and utterly absorbed, and that brings back memories of childhood, and bringing up children, which makes the image a success!
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
24 May 2018 8:24AM
It is very nice, but under exposed too much for my liking and the seeds are very indistinct. This is one that screams out for backlighting, then the seeds would should and a silhouette, or semi silhouette would be quite impressive.


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