Boy in a corner

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  1. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

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    Someone get that kid a comb!

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That camera of yours creates some interesting bokeh... I am still struggling with myself it I like that bokeh or not (bokeh defining the "aesthetic quality of a blurred background") - but the more or your photos I find the more it seems to get growing on me. And this cousin of yours is a good-looking boy, combed hair or not ;)!!! Do you wish he had given YOU his look and not someone else "in the off"?
     
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    The light was quite dim inside. The aperature was set at 2.8 for this shot. that is why the DOF is so shallow. I like those kinds of shots. I prefer that the background be out of focus as to not distract from the subject.

    I was holding my hand off to the side and I had him count the number of fingers I was holding up. I didn't want him to look directly at the camera.

    I had to keep talking to him and keep him on point. Left to his own devices, I would have gotten squinty eyes and a closed mouth smile that would have stretched his lips from ear to ear. It was a fun shoot. Generally I don't care to work with kids, but every now and again you get an honest to goodness ham. My ex-girlfriend's kids were fun to shoot, too. They were quite animated.

    This kid has a younger brother that I want to go back and shoot again. Everything I took of him (save for "kids on a couch") was blurry...that kid is perpetual motion. I may very well have to tase him to get a still shot. :D
     
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    I was thinking of printing this on 5x7 paper...should I stick with the square, or would this image be better served with this crop?

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    I'm not really sure what to think. I really like the negative space on the top of the original...but mine is but a single opinion.
     

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