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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: My Piano Room
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/32
Galleries: Snapshot, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

My two little ragamuffins with props before leaving for church this morning.

Place: 45 out of 246
Avg (all users): 6.0632
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 6.0763
Avg (non-participants): 6.0417
Views since voting: 1623
Votes: 190
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/11/2003 10:00:06 PM
Hey! I tried to comment on most of the kid shots during the challenge so I'm not really sure what more to say so... This is a really cute picture. It's really close to looking like a professional, studio shot. The chair is nice. I would move it so that it is against a solid background. The coloring is good, and the lighting is nice and warm. It could be a little brighter though. Their faces are just so cute but would look better without all the shadows. You might also want more even light rather than having natural light on one side and a lamp on the other. The toys are a personal decision. If it makes it more personal (if these are their favorite toys and will be the ones they always remember) then keep them in. You should also frame/crop it differently so that you aren't cutting anything off. I don't know if you were at an angle or what, but the top of the chair is off to the left a lot. Just back off some and use a tripod. Then you can always crop out more when you process them. This is a very cute shot of a wonderful age. Having good shots of your kids is really one of the most important things you can do with your camera anyway. I think you should try this one again just to get it perfect.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 02:36:17 PM
This is cute! Great smiles, the dog and doll makes the composition more complete and the background is somthing you can relate to the scene.
Great lighting and camerawork.
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02/09/2003 10:08:59 AM
Cute? Yes, and good lighting as well.
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02/08/2003 02:41:31 PM
With a little spot editing after the challenge you will have an excelent family photo.
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02/07/2003 07:38:17 PM
In my opinion it would have been even cuter without the toys.
02/07/2003 06:14:25 PM
There were four "family" picture cliches that outshown all the others. This is one of them. Well posed in a homey setting and cute kids.
02/07/2003 05:32:47 AM
Very cute. A white background, a little clearer and you'd have yourself quite a portrait. I might PS a little white background, brighten in up accordingly and sharpen and see what you get. - Inspzil
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02/07/2003 04:41:31 AM
For sure one of my favorits this time: fits the challenge best. It's really cute and a keeper for the parents but probably even more for grandma and grandpa.
And although it's a studio shot where you probably asked the kids to smille or say cheese, it does not look unnatural. The doll and the dog helps to make it look natural very much. Light and color are set great too. Good luck with this wonderfull submission.
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02/06/2003 09:13:26 PM
So adorable. I like the stuffed dog, and I think the photo would be better if the little girl was holding an older-fashioned stuffy instead of the cloth doll. But the outfits are wonderful - the chair is great, and the kids are precious!!!
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02/06/2003 03:33:35 PM
Nice couple. Good shot.
02/06/2003 12:39:34 PM
Very cute. Well framed. Good job.
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02/05/2003 04:54:41 PM
Very nice, I like the warm effect of the lighting.
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02/05/2003 04:10:33 PM
What cuties. Great shot. I do wish they would put those dolls down. I can 't see their outfits.
02/05/2003 03:15:36 PM
what a lovely family portrait. the colors are gorgeous. My only suggestion would be the girl's lacey skirt is distracting and could have been cropped out ust below the dog's ear. (10)
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02/05/2003 12:26:04 PM
A lovely portrait shot, I love the warm lighting.
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02/05/2003 11:50:30 AM
Beautiful portrait - gorgeous children. I think the props are a nice touch too. Maybe just a little more light on the faces but I'd frame it and hang it.
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02/05/2003 03:46:39 AM
OH NO! It's a kid shot! :P They're adorable - are they twins? I'm not sure I like the doll and puppy in the shot. It has sort of a formal portrait feel otherwise. It does make it more personal I guess, but the doll especially is just distracting to me. I like their outfits and I like the chair. I'd try getting a solid bg behind it though. Also, try not to cut off any elbows.
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02/05/2003 02:46:42 AM
What beautiful smiles! The portrait lighting is well done. If I could spot retouch this one, I would tone down the catchlights in the right eyes of both subjects (compare the right eye to the left eye) but I'm not sure that could have been improved by changing the portrait lighting.
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02/04/2003 10:59:20 PM
Cute kids. This image is nice and clear. Good job.
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02/04/2003 06:00:02 PM
Super portrait,great lighting, get,s ahigh score from me.
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02/04/2003 05:16:48 PM
You've captured probably one of the most precious moments in the lives of these children! It's alive with color! The attention given to the detal of the color of the photograph is excellent. Their smiles are so natural and beautiful. The lighting is simply. . .great. You've created a wonderful happy mood with these children and it's a very well created portrait! I think I'll give you a . . . 10
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02/04/2003 04:40:18 AM
Beautiful children. Strong contrast and colours. The dog should have "looked up" to complte the composition.
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02/03/2003 10:39:26 PM
Cute, no they are beautiful, nice shot
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02/03/2003 04:51:22 PM
very nice. not just your run of the mill children photo. I like the composition and lighting.
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02/03/2003 03:05:22 PM
Very cute, darling smiles and beautiful eyes. WOW neat kiddo!
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02/03/2003 01:47:58 PM
Nice cliche.
02/03/2003 01:30:16 AM
Very cute! I hope I can take a photo of my kids like this in the future!

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