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5th of October 2008 (Sun), 09:46
Please let me know what you think - I'm trying to improve my pics.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 09:53
I like the composition, all the foliage draws you right to the little girl. And great timing, what a nice expression.
Would like to see her brought out a little bit, i.e. fill light.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 09:54
How do I do the fill light without making the other parts of the pic look too blown out?
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 09:57
Well I meant a little fill when shooting it, be it either a touch of flash, reflector, etc. A little extra light on her would have helped balance the scene a bit since you've got her in the shade (where she should be) and hot sun on the bg. However I'm sure the file could be tweaked in ACR and PS to bring her up just a touch, if you have your original I'd be happy to throw my subpar editing skills at it.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 10:07
I do have the original - even in raw. I would love for you to show me. Do you want me to email the file?
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 10:20
Sure I'll have a go. PM'd you my email.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 10:52
Thanks! I just sent it to you!
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 10:57
she is way cute! The picture seems a little cool to me though. What was your WB set at? I would expect that the little girl would have more color. I do like the composition though.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 11:00
I know, the WB is really bothering me. I don't know how to fix it! I have the RAW file and have tried changing it to shade, auto, daylight, etc. But it's not working - the color looks off then. I'm using DPP for RAW. For some reason I can't open it in photoshop even after I've loaded the RAW plug in.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 11:09
Emailed you back. My humble go at it. I lost some detail in her dress in trying to add some 'light' to her face.
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 15:30
Is this any better?
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 16:05
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 16:42
Yep, Secret_Squirrel got it right, mine has too much red, but my dress had more detail :)
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 16:47
I'd love to give editing this a try if you want to send me the RAW to email@example.com :)
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 16:57
How about cutting out a bit of that busy background to focus more on your little sweetie?
Not sure what color her dress is supposed to be.....
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 19:30
First let me say that POTN members have some of the cutest kids I have ever seen. And this little cutie is no exception. I gave it a go out of boredom as it looks like you already have some good advice and edits . Working with such a small file is truly hard, but I did my best
Here is my "fun" play.
She is a doll baby
5th of October 2008 (Sun), 21:17
Very hard to edit a small pic like this...but here is my go at it with a small jpeg file lol. curves, contrast, wb adjustment and a bit of fill light.
6th of October 2008 (Mon), 08:01
You guys are great!! Thanks for all the versions!
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