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Hi guys..
Long time since ive been on here, but got a new camera and been testing it out. These were taken in low light in a cafe by pure chance (hence the title) and the girl I did just a little work on in PS.. What ya think??

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No 1 Beautiful eyes, but probably cropped too heavy - I would like to see a bit more. I would leave the chin uncropped - it adds to the character.
No 2 Too saturated and way too much contrast. She most probably has beautiful hair but all we can not see the texture, it is just black.
 
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Thanks.. sadly with modern digital photography the saturation often comes down to the screen.. as mine has good light and detail.. The first photo.. I get you with the crop.. but look at the title.. this was not a photoshoot!
 

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Thanks.. sadly with modern digital photography the saturation often comes down to the screen.. as mine has good light and detail.. The first photo.. I get you with the crop.. but look at the title.. this was not a photoshoot!

Do you use monitor calibration? If not, then it does not "comes down to the screen". If you were on a calibrated monitor, we would see the image close to what you see. Cute kid, great eyes.. hopefully you can shoot him again?

#1 is underexposed... whites of the eyes are very gray. The composition is off.. if it had been shot vertically, it would have helped immensely.

#2 has too much contrast and saturation, IMO! Overly yellow.... too bright on top, too shadowed toward bottom.

If you post them, you will get C&C! If they are "not a photoshoot", then possibly post them to Just For Fun... since traditionally that forum doesn't get any serious C&C.
 

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Thanks.. sadly with modern digital photography the saturation often comes down to the screen.. as mine has good light and detail.. The first photo.. I get you with the crop.. but look at the title.. this was not a photoshoot!

Yes, point taken, have you calibrated your monitor? Probably others will correct me, but I had it oversaturated on my home screen and now I am in my office - same problem.
 

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Thanks.. sadly with modern digital photography the saturation often comes down to the screen.. as mine has good light and detail.. The first photo.. I get you with the crop.. but look at the title.. this was not a photoshoot!

Yes, point taken, have you calibrated your monitor? Probably others will correct me, but I had it oversaturated on my home screen and now I am in my office - same problem.

Sashbar, you are right on!
 

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Thanks.. sadly with modern digital photography the saturation often comes down to the screen.. as mine has good light and detail.. The first photo.. I get you with the crop.. but look at the title.. this was not a photoshoot!

Something I had to learn about this forum is that people can be brutally honest which is good for the learning experience. I have personally learned a ton from fellow photographers offering up C&C and have since limited my posting photos and not just every snap shot that I get and actually apply the tips that i have received. The advice already offered is good advice and you should not take it so personal and learn from it. Granted this wasn't a photoshoot good composition should still be taken into account and work with the lighting available.
 

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