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Feb 22, 2012 15:13 |  #1

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I'm a newbie at this, and am open to suggestions to improve my work! Good , Bad , Horrible? Let me know ! settings used: 1/60, f/5 iso 400, nifty fifty.

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Feb 22, 2012 16:47 |  #2

You could crop some off the top, forget the vignette, brighten her eyes, post a bigger picture.
Cute kid and nice capture of a smiley-messy face.

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Feb 22, 2012 20:59 |  #3

The vignette is probably the thing I dislike most about the shot. I definitely recommend playing around with vignettes and other processing, but try to think about the effect you are achieving by doing so. E.g. if you want a bright, happy photo, darkening from the outside via a vignette is usually not going to bring this out.

I might have gone tighter to bring out the whimsical flailing pigtail. It's indeed pretty amusing !

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Feb 22, 2012 21:15 |  #4

Lose the cheesy processing tricks, you've taken a happy, vibrant image and turned it funereal. A good crop would do more to help the shot than using a bunch of wild processing.

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Feb 23, 2012 21:39 |  #5
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Clean the kid beforehand would help you're picture.

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