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Innocent Excitement

By Wellspring  
f/8 200mm
Gary Fong on SB800

Candid shot of friend's daughter

Tags: Excitement Child Pretty Girl Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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zeri 15
25 Dec 2008 2:45PM
great portrait!!

merry Christmas!!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
27 Dec 2008 6:54PM
Very nice, natural-looking child portrait, with good lighting, catch-lights in the eyes, a nice pose and a lovely smile. I quite like it.

I can see why you left space on the left to have her look into in the image, but I think the background there could be seen as slightly distracting, so maybe considering a crop is in order? I'm uploading a mod as an example.
Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
27 Dec 2008 9:06PM
I agree with Conrad about the distracting back ground,, I think the crop works well. A lovely enchanting pose. I think the whole thing is a tiny bit soft,but the eyes are the sharpest part which is great. It's quite possible that somne of the softness has crept in during the upload process - after you've resized, do a final sharpen to the jpeg (at about 20-40degrees?) as the last thing before uploading

Wellspring 12 86 37 England
29 Dec 2008 11:22PM
Conrad - yes he background is quite messy - you should have seen it before i modified it. But I think your solution of cropping works much better. Makes it a much stronger image.

I will look at the sharpening again - I must admit that sharpening is not something that I really know what to look for. I have read about so many different ways to sharpen in photoshop, including multiple passes.

Thank your for your suggestion, comments and encouragement!

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