Another little angel.

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  1. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    This is my cousin, she let me practice on her. And she was a little terror :D She was all over the place insisting on seeing every pic after every flash. So it was good experience working with kids. I learned some little tricks and to take pics when they aren't really looking. For example, in this pic she insisted on wearing a cheap halloween fairy outfit over the easter dress her mom wanted her to wear. Of course it looked silly, so I just let her wear it and shot around it.

    BTW, I intentionally framed it a little right of center...just seemed more interesting that way.

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    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    Ah, come on...I need the feedback. If it's not good say so.
     
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    oriecat work in progress

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    It's very cute! You captured a great expression. I dunno if I like the off centerness of it that you went with. It's like it should be even more off center or centered. As is, it seems to pull me somewhere I don't want to go. Or something. I'm not sure. Sorry this is no help.
     
  4. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It actually reminds me on something you would see on Kodak's web site, promoting their film.

    Her expression is absolutely great, and I think having it a little off-center actually adds something to the photo. The framing and the expression couple together to make her look even MORE mischievous!
     
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    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    Yeah, you've captured her really well.
    She looks like she's the sort of devil you'd forgive being a devil because she's cute. Damn those kids, I let them get away with so much! :LOL:

    Its a gorgeous shot, and personally I pretty much take a lot of my shots off centre.
     
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    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll tell you, if you really want to learn to use your imagination...shoot kids. They'll make you overcome everyobstacle there is.
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I think it's a great shot.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Kids are tough, but I like shooting them better than adults because they aren't as self conscious in front of the camera. I've been using a TLR recently, and I think it may be my new kid port shooter; it's so easy to get the camera down to their eye level and lower.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Trust your instincts: off center is where it's at, and this is a fabulous portrait. Just let the kids be themselves; as time passes this type of capture will only be treasured more because of it.

    Great B&W! :thumbsup:
     

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