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    Small boy, big music

    His big brother is in the school band, and he can't wait.

    C&C welcome. I think the focus is a bit off, also I can't decide whether the toy visible through the tuba adds to or detracts from the image.

    Small boy, big music

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    Re: Small boy, big music

    Hi David. This is an excellent photo for the family album for sure
    For me the toy is great, as it likely represents the personality of the musician.
    A couple thoughts on making improvements:
    I would probably crop quite a bit tighter - the empty window at the top and the couch at the bottom only seem to distract from the subject.
    If you were to shoot a similar photo in the future, I would try to keep some balance on the background behind the face - in this photo it's pretty bright on one side and dark on the other.
    It looks like you used a fill flash? I generally avoid using any light source in line with the camera, though not always. When I do I usually adjust the Flash Exposure Value too to 'reduce' the fill. Bouncing a flash can produce great effects

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    Re: Small boy, big music

    Thanks for the comment Brian. You are right, I did use a flash, as the light was a bit low inside. Next time I will look at reducing the level.

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    Re: Small boy, big music

    If you can bounce, try that, though this does take just a little longer to get a photo.
    What kind of flash are you using?

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