Can this photo be saved? C&C please

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  1. taracary

    taracary TPF Noob!

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    This is a quick shot from my new camera (REBEL XTI) It's nothing special in terms of composition, but I love the expression on her face. And, of course I had about 0.005 seconds to get it before she moved :) Anyway, if anyone has any ideas on how to eliminate some of the distractions and bring out her expression I would appreciate it.
     

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    Crop in to just your heads.

    I would try it, but the size of the print here isn't warranting it.
     
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    You'll notice that your daughter's skin is the lightest tone in the picture, so, I think it would work out VERY well to convert it to black and white. You want the emphasis on HER, so the black and white will lend to that.

    I also did a slight blur around everything that wasn't her face and where she's touching Dad. I also put a not-so-black vignette on the whole thing, so you couldn't tell it was cropped, and it looks like you used a vignette filter on the original photo.

    I hope this gives you some ideas for your picture :)

    BTW, I'm trying to collect picture ideas for projects like this. Here is my blog so far Photo and Picture Ideas

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    That's awesome. Just what I was looking for. I am definitely an amateur both at taking photos and at fixing them. And a lot of the time, especially with kids you only get that split second to get the shot. It definitely converted well to black and white and I like having her arms still in the picture.

    Not sure why the picture showed up as basically a thumbnail in the post I just put it in Photoshop and set the image size to 800 pixels so that it would abide by forum rules. But I see other people's pictures come up full size. Anybody know why?


    Thanks again for the help with the pic.
     

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