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    Had my very first photoshoot outing by myself together with my do re mi, using my 1+ month old new camera, D60.. testing it to the max but much to my disappointment due to lack of knowledge and skills.

    Would like to find out if this can be considered as a good portrait shot or it isn't?

    Did some cropping, played with colour saturation, colour temperature and vignetted it slightly using Flickr. If you have any ideas on how to improve this shot further, please share. Thank you!

    Also, if i don't edit it manually using an editing program, is it possible to produce a picture like this straight from the camera?

    As some of you already know, this is a candid shot. 1 year old boy + sea side gai gai = non stop moving subject

    From the PP i did, i would like to think that the picture is able to tell this : Lost, alone, rest and think of the next move.

    Looking forward to your C&Cs!

    Last edited by maameemoomoo; 20th August 2008 at 11:13 AM.

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    i like the soft look in the picture....
    PLUS
    i want to squeeze his cheeks...
    was it evening when you took this?

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    looks like a cloudy day when you shot this.

    somehow the expression on the face and the way you shot it don't relate much together.

    perhaps next time you could take note not to leave out parts of his hair
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    i love the vignetting, and the tone and saturation are pretty nice.
    i like the frame too. balanced, thumbs up
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    His gaze leaves us pretty much in a quiz. Not necessary a gd thing, pic doesn't tell much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    His gaze leaves us pretty much in a quiz. Not necessary a gd thing, pic doesn't tell much.
    Depends... if you have a good imagination...


    Caption : Darn.. I have a crush on that cute lil brown haired ger over there, but how am I to make my first move now??
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Depends... if you have a good imagination...


    Caption : Darn.. I have a crush on that cute lil brown haired ger over there, but how am I to make my first move now??
    love the post processing.
    and he's so cute!
    btw any information you intended to tell readers with this pic?

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    Personally, my eyes were drawn to the group of ppl down the line.
    yes the cute little boy got my attention, but the line draws me away from it.
    He looked lost, so it might be better without the group of ppl at the other end.
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    I might be out of line with the rest of the comments in saying this is a little flat. The post-processing has also rendered the colour palette to be very dull and disinteresting.

    I doubt you would want to portray your child as dull and boring, would you? I wouldn't. Take note that PP does play a part in telling your story. If you must burn in the corners, do so with an objective. Is it to bring attention to something in the center of the image? Is it to darken a possible distraction at the corners? Everything you do in PP, just like how you compose an image, must be included for a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tainted View Post
    i like the soft look in the picture....
    PLUS
    i want to squeeze his cheeks...
    was it evening when you took this?
    Thank you

    Dun squeeze lah.. kiss kiss better!

    Yeah, it was in the evening when i took the pics..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pplneedthelord View Post
    looks like a cloudy day when you shot this.

    somehow the expression on the face and the way you shot it don't relate much together.

    perhaps next time you could take note not to leave out parts of his hair
    Yup, it was evening already then..

    I actually cropped the top part of his hair out.. not a good idea huh? Will take note. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by puraime View Post
    i love the vignetting, and the tone and saturation are pretty nice.
    i like the frame too. balanced, thumbs up
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    His gaze leaves us pretty much in a quiz. Not necessary a gd thing, pic doesn't tell much.
    Grin.

    Actually i also dunno what he was thinking.. just stared ahead but i like his side profile. Never had one before so just anyhow shoot :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Depends... if you have a good imagination...


    Caption : Darn.. I have a crush on that cute lil brown haired ger over there, but how am I to make my first move now??
    Lol.. that's a good one!

    I was thinking hard for one.. for the tittle of this thread but couldn't come up with any

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCahHTC View Post
    love the post processing.
    and he's so cute!
    btw any information you intended to tell readers with this pic?
    Thank you

    Information huh? Hmmmm.. let me think first ah..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Personally, my eyes were drawn to the group of ppl down the line.
    yes the cute little boy got my attention, but the line draws me away from it.
    He looked lost, so it might be better without the group of ppl at the other end.
    Yeah i know that group of ppl was a tad distracting. I had no choice.. by the time they moved away, beep ran off to elsewhere liao. Kids! :P

    Thanks for your C&C!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    I might be out of line with the rest of the comments in saying this is a little flat. The post-processing has also rendered the colour palette to be very dull and disinteresting.

    I doubt you would want to portray your child as dull and boring, would you? I wouldn't. Take note that PP does play a part in telling your story. If you must burn in the corners, do so with an objective. Is it to bring attention to something in the center of the image? Is it to darken a possible distraction at the corners? Everything you do in PP, just like how you compose an image, must be included for a reason.
    Thank you for pointing out.. Will keep it in mind next time

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    Thought of one.

    Lost, alone, rest and think of the next move.

    Would like to think that my picture tells the above

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