Daughter #2

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Quick pic of daughter number two any hints tips or otherwise is always welcome
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

The only issue I see is how the bar of the playground equipment is blocking her chin. Composition of a scene is tricky and takes lots of practice. But on the other hand candid portrait are not sub post to be preface.
 

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I guess a fill-in flash was used. If yes, the color temperature on her face is "shocking" me (far too extreme word, but I can't find something more moderate at the time). You should have used a longer focal, step one or two times backwards, so the flash would have been less "violent". But that's my point, not the Holy Bible. Try with a B&W frame, something like on the pictures I left in my thread.
 

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willpops said:
I guess a fill-in flash was used. If yes, the color temperature on her face is "shocking" ---
I would think a simple level adjustment in Photoshop would help a lot with this issue
 

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I think it's beautiful.....but It is my first time on this website & I am a total amateur/wannabe photographer!!!! ...And now preparing to have my confidence shattered by putting one of my pics up for comment!!!! Thats if I can work out how to put it on.
 
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Thanks guys, The picture colours for me at least represent what she was like on the day (it was cold, wet, windy and she had been running about - she paused for a moment at the top of the climbing frame when I pressed the shutter. However if you could show me what you mean I can take it from there.

Jeemy you have more posts than me my friend so if I can post a picture then so can you...... ;)
 

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It's not too bad at all. To my eye, there's a green tinge which is caused by her coat acting like a green reflector. It would be simple to reduce this in PS. Also, I think the colour saturation could do with a boost to bring out the gloves and coat nicely. I'd probably try desaturating the background a little to make her pop out of the scene.

Photographing kids is a nightmare - getting them stationary (or near) and with eyes open, no dribble, looking somewhere sensible, without something coming out their head.

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