A portrait for C&C

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  1. SlimPaul

    SlimPaul TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    I was wondering I if edited this portrait the right way. If there's anything else I could do to make it look better, I'll be happy to know.

    Thanks, Paul

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    What does the unedited portrait look like, for comparison? All in all, this shot doesn't look very edited, so I guess that's good. If people can tell, usually its because you've gone overboard. One thing I would like to see is some catchlights in his eyes. I think that would help.
     
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    Also I find the bottle and glass in the foreground very distracting.
     
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    I hesitate to call this a portrait. While it's fine as a picture of a happy young child, it really seems to me more like a 'capture the moment' snapshot than a posed image. The child seems slightly soft and both the background and the bottle in the foreground are very distracting.
     
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    I didn't know portraits can only be posed. ;) I don't think there's much I can do about the bottle, I'd have to crop it only leaving his face in the photo.

    Here's the original version. I added some contrast and saturation.

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    I'd say that generally a portrait is posed.

    This falls into the category of candid rather than portrait.
     
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    This is not a portrait...it's a candid family snapshot. This is a photograph of an adult pouring a child a drink from a plastic bottle,and of the child holding his glass out in eager anticipation of a sweet,sugary drink. That's not what a portrait is.
     

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