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    Hi all,

    Taken when i was overseas with my 70-200mm F4 IS at F4, 1/80s, ISO 200.

    Comments on composition, lighting or even settings are welcomed. Thanks!

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    any comments?
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    had u tried shooting this pic vertically without moving a inch.......then all things like compostion,balance and all other such basic rules could have fallen into place,even without u knowing it ....

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    A simple portrait. I can't help but wonder about where is this child, his background, living condition etc. It would be nice if you can include all these in the pic. Maybe not so closeup with the surrounding in view than maybe it will tell me more stories.

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    that strand of hair on the side of the forehead sure looks like hair on my monitor..

    nice composition tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by newlife View Post
    had u tried shooting this pic vertically without moving a inch.......then all things like compostion,balance and all other such basic rules could have fallen into place,even without u knowing it ....
    Hi newlife, thanks for your comments. I thought a vertical shot will be too tight and the hands would be cut off. anyway i din realise the blurred hand until i posted this shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    A simple portrait. I can't help but wonder about where is this child, his background, living condition etc. It would be nice if you can include all these in the pic. Maybe not so closeup with the surrounding in view than maybe it will tell me more stories.
    Thanks for your comments as well. The intention of this portrait is really to capture facial expressions and not so much on backgrounds or the context. Thats why my title is really child portrait and not ChiangRai Child portrait :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by anadivine View Post
    that strand of hair on the side of the forehead sure looks like hair on my monitor..

    nice composition tho
    Hi, are you refering to the line just beside his left eye? If so, it is a scar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Hi, are you refering to the line just beside his left eye? If so, it is a scar!
    oh yea.. a scar... sorry abt it.. was on my other com just now.. looks like it needs calibration..

    did you crop the pic or its an actual size?

    The ear seem to crop off abit..

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    I find it awkward that the left edge of the frame cuts the subject's hand off where the last finger meets the hand. Also would have preferred to see a bit more shoulders. As a general rule of thumb, try not to let any joints be cut off by the edge of the frame. It is quite disturbing.

    Since you've explained the context of the shot, which is to capture facial expression, more so than it being an environmental/photojourn shot, then I think it is on the whole, well executed. Did I mention I love the catchlights in the subject's eyes?

    Just would have preferred more space to the left (don't cut off at the joint), and more shoulders (don't make it look like a floating head).
    Last edited by calebk; 29th April 2008 at 11:36 PM.

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    Thanks for sharing the rule of thumb calebk! Point noted and thanks for your comments.

    Yes this is a cropped pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Thanks for sharing the rule of thumb calebk! Point noted and thanks for your comments.

    Yes this is a cropped pic
    Any day bro. No worries.

    Since it is cropped, why not try recropping it to make it a little looser in framing and see what comes out of that?

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    Yea... hows this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Yea... hows this?

    Nice! The right amount of "breathing space" on all sides of the subject. Ear is also no longer bitten off by the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Nice! The right amount of "breathing space" on all sides of the subject. Ear is also no longer bitten off by the frame.
    Thanks! Another example of how you learn in forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat View Post
    Thanks! Another example of how you learn in forums
    Glad to have been of assistance. I believe this is what critique corner is set up for in the first place.

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