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    Little boy portrait

    Hello another photo from Soroor
    I just like to know how is my crop and edit.

    I tried to use 1/3 rule, place most elements of his face in left two of the third.
    I soften his face using overlay blurred layer and sharpen his eyelash, eyebrow, lips and hair masking that layer.
    I add some contrast using adjustment level layer.

    Here what I've done:

    Little boy portrait

    This the original:

    Little boy portrait

    PS. I thought left side is useless and his head and hair cover so much space on top!

    Dose it work? Are composition and edit proper?

    Thanks all

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Oh my! This b&w is totally surreal. You have done a marvelous job, in my humble opinion. The glow that surrounds the face gives an angelic feel to a beautiful innocence.

    Extreme congratulations my friend

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    I like the B&W treatment a lot. I disagree that it's surreal; just the opposite, it looks very natural to me.

    Consider softening the hair a bit, as it seems sharper than most of the rest of the image and a bit of a distraction.

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Im sorry Mike, my use of the word surreal was to highlight the angelic quality, not to imply that it is anything else. In my minds eye I can almost see wings out the side

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Thanks for your warm reply Soozie.
    I agree with you Mike, I tried to keep it natural and soften his face to make it more innocent...

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Hi Meisam,

    It works. But for me the original has more impact. Take plenty pictures of him!

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Now I understand, Soozie. I agree with you about the angelic quality.

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Hi Meisam

    I think you did a good work. I'm no expert but I have a couple of suggestions.

    1. I agree with Mike. The hair looks a bit overdone to me. A little softer appearance would work better.

    2. The bright background gives a nice mood to the image, but I'm not sure if I totally like that his right cheek (left on the image) is blown out. Try to reduce the lightness in that area.

    Overall is a nice picture. Is that your son?

    Toņo

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Love the B&W, soft and angelic - lovely capture well done this I would definately have on my wall
    Joanne x

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    Re: Little boy portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by acsky View Post
    Is that your son?

    Toņo
    Hi Toņo
    No, This is not my son, I even don't know him, This photo is done by a friend on mine (Soroor)
    She is learning and I start to learn a little earlier so I try to help her learn faster.

    This is only some tips for her and I just cropped and edited this photo. Same as last post of mine "A Boy and A Caw"

    Regards and thanks for your suggestions

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