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    New Baby Brother - PP

    Hi all, I'm pp-ing a portrait of my niece and nephew that I took a couple of years ago so I can have it printed and framed for my sister. I could use some critiques on how I've done so far and suggestions on improving it. Thanks!

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    Re: New Baby Brother - PP

    I think the lighting in your processed version looks good. Ideally I'd like to see all of little girl's figers, and possibly the baby's as well but in this case I think it's a minor point. Id suggest a portrait crop, brightening of the girl's eyes, and I'd also have a look in sepia and B&W to see how it looks in those finishes as well.

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    Re: New Baby Brother - PP

    Colin, I will try your suggestions. Can you educate me on what a "portrait crop" is? Is it a specific aspect ratio? Thanks so much. -john

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    John

    What Colin is meaning is to crop so it is as if you took it with the camera in portrait position; i.e. turned on its side, so that the longer edges of the image are at the sides instead of at the top and bottom.

    In other words - lose a lot of the chair at the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    John

    What Colin is meaning is to crop so it is as if you took it with the camera in portrait position; i.e. turned on its side, so that the longer edges of the image are at the sides instead of at the top and bottom.

    In other words - lose a lot of the chair at the sides.
    Colin?

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    Colin?
    Colin? Mal? Heh!

    I should read threads properly before I start posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Colin? Mal? Heh!

    I should read threads properly before I start posting.
    I'm flattered in any case

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    Re: New Baby Brother - PP

    So sorry Mal. I'd just read a post by Colin and must have had his name in my head. Again thanks for your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woty87 View Post
    So sorry Mal. I'd just read a post by Colin and must have had his name in my head.
    Yep, he gets to people like that!

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