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    1. In what area is critique to be sought?
    Any critique about composition, sharpness or exposure would be greatly appreciated.

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I would wish for the viewer to feel the genuine expression of her lovely smile and happiness.

    3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    This was a photo taken during a shopping walk at Vivocity skypark.

    4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture.
    Her smile was the bonus for me. She was frightened by the large crowd but warmed up to me as I make funny faces at her.

    Valuable criticism and comments are mostly welcome, thanks
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    TS, very lovely and adorable girl you have. Her smile in this picture is sweet and innocent, indeed is a bonus.
    IMO, the picture is sharp and good dof.
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    pose is a little boring, but can't expect too much at a crowded place,
    great use of colors, it make your subject stands out.
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    Bro Jacobs,
    So you are into portraiture now - good shot.
    That's really your daughter? And my wife commented that you must be a bachelor to have
    so much time to be gainfully employed, organize outings and shoot a lot of photos!
    Cheers.
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    half body better?
    ie closer shot, since u want to capture her smile as per title.

    lovely daughter u got there
    Last edited by quizesilver; 20th December 2010 at 01:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    TS, very lovely and adorable girl you have. Her smile in this picture is sweet and innocent, indeed is a bonus.
    IMO, the picture is sharp and good dof.
    Thank you KT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    pose is a little boring, but can't expect too much at a crowded place,
    great use of colors, it make your subject stands out.
    Thank you bro Benjamin.
    Will note to capture from different angle instead at the death middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHLEW View Post
    Bro Jacobs,
    So you are into portraiture now - good shot.
    That's really your daughter? And my wife commented that you must be a bachelor to have
    so much time to be gainfully employed, organize outings and shoot a lot of photos!
    Cheers.
    LEW
    Thank you LEW for the compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quizesilver View Post
    half body better?
    ie closer shot, since u want to capture her smile as per title.

    lovely daughter u got there
    Thank you Andrew for the comments and informative tips..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobs View Post
    Thank you Andrew for the comments and informative tips..
    no tips there, juz a tot. u are far better then me.

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    So your new sigma is for portrait . I join the crowd to chime in too.

    IMHO this is overall a good photo. A few things can give the photo some punch such as:

    1. crop out the background more since it doesn't contribute much to the photo. If not can consider adding vignette
    2. get closer / crop tighter for the face if you want to focus on the smile. Center is fine i think. Like this

    Last edited by SnagIt; 20th December 2010 at 09:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnagIt View Post
    So your new sigma is for portrait . I join the crowd to chime in too.

    IMHO this is overall a good photo. A few things can give the photo some punch such as:

    1. crop out the background more since it doesn't contribute much to the photo. If not can consider adding vignette
    2. get closer / crop tighter for the face if you want to focus on the smile. Center is fine i think.
    Thanks bro Steve for drop-by provide your comments.

    How about this:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobs View Post
    Thanks bro Steve for drop-by provide your comments.

    How about this:
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    this may be my personal POV but I like this version better . Further enhancements could be brightening her face and eyes / darken the background... Well that's some tedious work. May not worth it if you don't have the time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnagIt View Post
    this may be my personal POV but I like this version better . Further enhancements could be brightening her face and eyes / darken the background... Well that's some tedious work. May not worth it if you don't have the time though.
    Even though have time but lack of PP knowledge, the picture end-up also not good as expected.

    So prefer as simple as possible..
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    how about checking this link for some family and children photo inspiration?
    http://www.natalienortonphoto.com/se...ly%20portraits
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    I do feel that the cropped image looks a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    how about checking this link for some family and children photo inspiration?
    http://www.natalienortonphoto.com/se...ly%20portraits
    Thanks bro for the great info & link..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeezuinn View Post
    I do feel that the cropped image looks a lot better
    Thanks for giving me your POV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobs View Post
    Even though have time but lack of PP knowledge, the picture end-up also not good as expected.

    So prefer as simple as possible..
    Understand. Some prefer not to PP. Not to worry. I believe experimenting with angles, lighting, poses and capturing emotion/mood already get the job done 90% already. Further PP sometimes not necessary.
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    Bro I like the original version more. The stool the cute shoes all gives this portrait a more complete feel, more context. Going in closer is nice also but it becomes a different kind of portrait. But if I am to move in closer, I will do head and shoulders only.

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