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    Would appreciate your PS suggestions to make this a better photo. Something is still amiss about the photo; can't pinpoint what it is. Already tried to bring out the flower-girl by putting background in B&W but not too much so that she won't look like a "cut-out". Her mother beside her somehow keeps getting in the way of the photo....anyone?

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    The lady on the left is very distracting, suggest u can blur out the BW background using PS and keep girl in focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clicknick
    The lady on the left is very distracting, suggest u can blur out the BW background using PS and keep girl in focus.
    Thx. I tried that but somehow that seem to make a "cut-out" of the girl because the lady on the left (her mother) is sitting very close to her. Will try again as you suggest.

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    maybe can crop away that lady on the left
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    Quote Originally Posted by ob1canob
    Thx. I tried that but somehow that seem to make a "cut-out" of the girl because the lady on the left (her mother) is sitting very close to her. Will try again as you suggest.
    Hmm, ok, can try to crop away more of the mother, and put some vignetting, but i still prefer using guassian blur in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clicknick
    Hmm, ok, can try to crop away more of the mother, and put some vignetting, but i still prefer using guassian blur in this situation.
    Thx. Perhaps this will work.

    As for the other suggestion I think the cut-off of the mother will not work since I've to replace the cut-off portion with good background but then this will result in a "cut-out" effect on the girl with a fake background. Thx for the suggestion anyway.

    Good to learn from everyone.

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    i tried dabbling with ur picture a little in ps. i think u may wanna try

    1) midtone burn the background and corners
    2) blurring the bg and marder
    3) highlight dodge the girl's face a little

    i wasnt too satisfied with the results cos the black and white bg already makes her seem "cutout", and blurring only played it down. perhaps u could try that with the original coloured version?

    regarding what is amiss about the picture, personally i find its the composition, and the girl's expression doesnt portray a pensive quiet moment - she looks more earning to move. i would likely trash the shot.

    hope it helps
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    • Crop away most of the left side, or even some part of the flower girl, the photo will look better
    • The art borders too massy
    But personally I donít waste my time on this pictures cos the flower girlís expression wasnít interesting enough. Try to have few more shots, if it is not good enough, junk it

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    My comment is that your border look more intresting than your photo. Try to use a simpler photo as the asthetic element of the border is rather heavy. which is very unbalanced.

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    Hmm... Vanishing Point shud do e job... Provide me ur email address n I can mail u e edited version of ur pic (hope u dun mind). If u like it u can use it. Juz tryin to lend a hand....

    My email: liafan@singnet.com.sg

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    good expression of the little girl.

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    If you need to maintain the aspect ratio, then crop left and right to make it into a portrait if your image have enough resolution.

    While the flower girl is not have a quiet moment, her expression certainly caught my attention. Neat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncleparty
    i tried dabbling with ur picture a little in ps. i think u may wanna try

    1) midtone burn the background and corners
    2) blurring the bg and marder
    3) highlight dodge the girl's face a little

    i wasnt too satisfied with the results cos the black and white bg already makes her seem "cutout", and blurring only played it down. perhaps u could try that with the original coloured version?

    regarding what is amiss about the picture, personally i find its the composition, and the girl's expression doesnt portray a pensive quiet moment - she looks more earning to move. i would likely trash the shot.

    hope it helps
    I think you got it on the spot about the composition. Thx. I'll likely trash the shot.

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