My nephew

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  1. MATTY_T

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    These photo's were taken last week when I went to the zoo with my 2 yr old nephew. Most of my photography so far has been landscape, so Im still kind of new at the portrait style. C&C please. thanks.

    view post #3 for the updated photos. thanks.

    here are the "original" ones in case anyone wants to check them out...
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    O.K., he's a tough guy! Acuttally, he is quite cute. The contrast is a bit shallow. I like the second more than the first. The first, albeit really cool with the glasses, doesn't need to be centered.

    Comming from lanscape you will find a whole new world in protrait photography (and visa versa). I think you are on the right track. Nice job blurring the background, but a smaller DOF would be nice I think.

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    Nick, thanks for the feedback. I took your suggestion about the contrast and tweaked the photos just a little bit in photoshop. I'm going to post the pictures now. How about the exposure, does it look to be off at all or does it look okay?


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    To me the exposure seemed a bit bright at first, but then I realized it was just the sepia look. Truthfully, I'm not a big fan, but that's just my opinion.

    I like the contrast much better now. The only problem is his head seems to get lost with the background (the ground). Again, I think this is more of a sepia thing that anything else.

    I like them though. I am afraid if I don't say that you will send him after me! He is really adorable. I love the smile.

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