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    A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

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    A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)
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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Beautiful eyes, and very good light in this shot. I confess I'm no portrait photographer, but it seems to me the skin tones could use just a bit more warmth. Also, I might have framed or cropped the image a bit differently, with the model on the left side, looking into the frame, instead of out of it. Hopefully, someone with more knowledge of portraiture will be along shortly to be of more help. I do like the shot, though.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    I think you're right...warmth is needed.

    Typically the shot is with the negative space on the side the person is looking (so she'd be in the left of the frame)...but sometimes I think a person looking off-frame gives it more a sense of motion, or the future, or what's to come...I don't know, maybe I'm crazy...but I think in this shot I like her on that side.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Sorry, but here as well I only get to see an 'entry forbidden' sign (same on all the other pics you posted today)

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by revi View Post
    Sorry, but here as well I only get to see an 'entry forbidden' sign (same on all the other pics you posted today)
    Same here - no photos, just lots of "No Entry" signs.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    I see the pics- nicely done. Is the saturation turned up or are her eyes really that shade?

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by kellymdempewolf View Post
    Typically the shot is with the negative space on the side the person is looking (so she'd be in the left of the frame)...but sometimes I think a person looking off-frame gives it more a sense of motion, or the future, or what's to come...I don't know, maybe I'm crazy...but I think in this shot I like her on that side.
    The idea isn't crazy at all, but to capture that "gazing into the future" look, I might suggest shooting from a lower angle. If Colin were available, I suspect he would warn against the "up the nose" shot, but as it is, we're viewing the model from an elevated angle. I think shooting from the same level as the model's face (or maybe just very-so-slightly lower) could work... just keep the model's eyes looking upward.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Same here - no photos, just lots of "No Entry" signs.

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    Something to do with our location, perhaps?
    I noticed all those that are unable to see the images are in Europe, the ones that comment on the pics are in the USA

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Looks like servers are putting a block on the images.

    I'll let Sean (McQ) know about this.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Snarkbyte View Post
    The idea isn't crazy at all, but to capture that "gazing into the future" look, I might suggest shooting from a lower angle. If Colin were available, I suspect he would warn against the "up the nose" shot, but as it is, we're viewing the model from an elevated angle. I think shooting from the same level as the model's face (or maybe just very-so-slightly lower) could work... just keep the model's eyes looking upward.
    Thanks! I was trying to avoid that very "shooting up the nostrils" thing that I had going on in another portrait that someone on another forum warned me about...gotta try to get that magic Point of View!

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Fit View Post
    I see the pics- nicely done. Is the saturation turned up or are her eyes really that shade?
    All I did with the eyes was sharpen them a little...that color is all natural! And she's my daughter...if this is how she looks at 6, I think by the time 16 rolls around I'll be in big trouble trying to keep track of her with all the boys!

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    I edited my original post to link it to a Cambridgeincolor album now instead of my picasaweb album. Hopefully all can see it now!

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by kellymdempewolf View Post
    I edited my original post to link it to a Cambridgeincolor album now instead of my picasaweb album. Hopefully all can see it now!
    That's better!

    Mmmm. That was odd!

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    I have to say she looks a bit older than 6 in your recent photos! Nicely captured. As you've said, I'd prefer a bit more negative space on the right but perhaps consider cropping the left of instead and have her fill the frame.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Thank you for the photo - agree with previous comments about the negative space, and the eyes are wonderful.

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Beautiful image.
    As far as where the negative space is? I prefer to break the rules as much as I follow them. I call this balance
    In this case though, the total black to the left of her head and the not quite black to the right makes me agree that the balance isn't quite right here. Not bad at all, just a little off. Something I can never see in pictures I take of my own kids
    Those eyes would look good either way
    How about a square crop?

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Well, so many people were suggesting cropping to get her on the other side. And it finally hit me...duh...it's digital!
    I cloned the background to make it all the same darkness and then just moved her to the other side. I have to admit I still like the original...but this one's good, too!

    A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

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    Re: A 6 year-old that definitely has the model look down! :)

    Would you believe I think it needs even more negative space on the right? Or your daughter moved to the left a bit more.

    Brian's square crop works pretty well too I think. However at the end of the day, it's your style and rules are sometimes meant to be broken

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