a portrait: looking for your opinions

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  1. 37fleetwood

    37fleetwood TPF Noob!

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    this is my Nephew who can't sit still. I kinda like this photo but just wanted to hear from you guys.
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    This was taken with a P&S (Panasonic DMC-LS70) camera? Not bad. Does it capture his personality?

    There is some noise in the background but it doesn't really hurt the image.

    What's with the shadows on his face?

    The eyes could be sharper.

    The brow shadow on the left eye is bothersome.

    And the chin is cut off.

    Is this shot information correct?
    Camera - Panasonic DMC-LS70
    Aperture - f/2.8
    Shutter speed - 1/125
    ISO - 100
    Focal length - 5.8mm (?)
     
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  3. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    that's the EXIF I got and agree with what Samanax said. as for the focal length this is what the Firefox exif reader gives me: 5.8mm (35mm equivalent: 35mm)
     
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    Yup, that's him. and yes it was with the $100.00 point and shoot set on auto. the lighting was through the living room window no flash (probably would have washed him out at this close distance). as for clipping his chin, If I remember he was coming at me, I'm lucky I got anything at all!
    lets talk about the framing of this, I don't mind the tight crop, am I wrong?
    would it be better if it were wider?
    if I had his chin in would it move his eyes out of the desired position?
    does the photo get better or worse?
    these are the things I'd like to hear about. I've been taking photos for years now, I really want to take it to the next level. don't be afraid to let me know what you think.
    thanks for the help so far.
     

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