There is an Angel in there!

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  1. wildmaven

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    This guy was full of energy and I have about 100 photos of him making silly faces:

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    Somewhere in the middle of it all, this photo appeared:

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    I hate to burst your bubble, but in that photo it looks like he has autism.
     
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    The second shot is okay, but the eyes are soft. Did you apply blur without masking the eyes and teeth?

    It could also use a tighter crop and contrast:
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    The pose is okay, but his smile is sort of forced or refrained.
     
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    What a rude and insensitive thing to say. First of all not all autistic kids have a "look" to them. Second of all...that was just plain insensitive.
     
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    haha
     
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    something rude from Max....what a shock.......why he is allowed to dish out some of what he does is beyond me.
     
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    Thanks, Phototron. I like the edit, except the crop. His ear looks like it's bumping the side of the photo. ;)
     
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    Um, yea. The first thing I noticed was that there was a cute kid in the photo making funny faces...
     
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    The "look" is often a defining outward characteristic of autism and its related mental illnesses. It's a generalization...precisely because it's generally the case.

    I don't believe it was insensitive. It reminded me of an autistic child, and that's why I think it's unflattering. I'm not going to apologize for that. It's what struck me about the image.

    And let me preempt any argument on that point simply by saying that it's absurd to argue that one of parents' most feared diagnoses is not mutually exclusive with flattering.

    You want a substantive critique? Fine. Everything from the bridge of the nose upward is out of focus.
     
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    I was trying out my new 50mm f1.4 lens, and focusing was tough on a kid who moved around that much, ha ha. I eventually switched to my 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 lens which allowed me to follow him better.
     
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    Haha, I thought that too.

    Half his face is out of focus and the highlights are near blown on the high-contrast version. His nose blends in with his face.
     
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    Were you auto or manual-focusing?
     

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