Is this a cute kid or what!?

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This is my lake neighbor's kid. Isn't she just so danged photogentic? :lol: How's the crop on this one? Printed a 5x7 for them.
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Model NIKON D2X/70-200VR
Flash Used No
Focal Length 200 mm
Exposure Time 1/125 sec
Aperture f/4.5
ISO Equivalent 200
Exposure Bias +1/3
White Balance (10)
Metering Mode center weighted (2)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program aperture priority
 
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Steve, She is indeed a cute little girl. I like the lighting and her pleasant expression. I hope you don't mind one suggestion for possibly improving the image. I would like to see a tighter crop. This would further emphasize her eyes. I'd be happy to show you my idea if you like. You've captured a very nice image here.
 
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Great capture of some incredible eyes Steve.

Clifton, are you thinking about an inch off the top and bottom and maybe a little off the right? That's what I'd do.
 
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Chris101 said:
Great capture of some incredible eyes Steve.

Clifton, are you thinking about an inch off the top and bottom and maybe a little off the right? That's what I'd do.
That is what I was thinking Chris(the girl's right). Brilliant minds do think alike don't they. :D
 
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Great capture Steve....I'd like to see the image cropped as recommended so I can learn what you guys have in mind.
 
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Frank, this is what I had in mind.

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To me it gives the image more impact. This is merely my opinion however.

Steve, I hope you don't mind my playing around with your image.

Kindest Regards,
 
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Hey, looks good,

I never know how much to lop off a subject's head. That's pretty new to me. Never used to do it at all. I like what you did with it. Any guidlines for portrait facial crops?
 
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Re: Hey, looks good,

Steve S said:
I never know how much to lop off a subject's head. That's pretty new to me. Never used to do it at all. I like what you did with it. Any guidlines for portrait facial crops?
It all depends on what feature(s) of your subject you want to emphasize. Here, the eyes of this young lady are particularly compelling. The tighter crop gives her eyes prominence. I used the Rule of Thirds as a guide and placed her eyes along the upper horizontal line. Using this type of placement helps to give the image impact. If you are going to crop out part of the head you want to crop enough so that it doesn't look like a mistake. Hope some of this helps.
 
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Thanks guys,

this was a totally candid shot. All I did was point my cmaera in her direction from over on my side of the fence, and she gave me this great smile.
 
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Thanks Dave,

The kid's pretty photogentic, isn't she? The mother isn't exactly chopped liver either! :wink:
 

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