Lighting is way too bright, it's oof and blurred. Snapshot material.
thanks man, will keep that in mind. i was using a compact cam. would a slr help things?
The pic has potential but the framing and blown highlights dont applea to me. I think if you stepped back to give the kid and dog mroe breathing room to show experssions (and perhaps choosing to focus only on either the kid's or dogs' face) would improve the composition slightly.