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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home Studio in Memphis
Date: Jul 27, 2009
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

I took this photo in my home studio. Its one of my good friend's daughter....I had been shooting for about and hour and getting tired of the strobes going off... she is only one... cant talk that much.. but her expression spoke louder than words.

Place: 73 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.2345
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.1913
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 145
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/06/2011 06:27:34 PM
oh my... it's my mother-in-law re-incarnated. warn the neighbors. kidding of course, she's adorable and the capture is priceless.
08/09/2009 08:37:34 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

Portraits are tough choices for challenge entries. Any time you present a portrait, you must come up with some sort of hook that will connect a viewer with a subject who they have no previous connection with. In this photo, I am easily able to make a connection with your subject :) She's cute and she's showing an emotion that you woudn't normally expect to see, especially in a studio setting. I'm not a studio photographer in any way, but I can only imagine how difficult it can be to work with children. Capturing photos like this one is definitely a sign of an excellent portrait photographer, especially if you can do it with any consistency :) One of the reasons I'm not a particular fan of studio portraiture is the simple fact that the subject rarely shows me anything on an emotional side at all.

Your photo scored fairly well in the free study, so it seems that most people really enjoyed it. As far as the photo itself is concerned, I can't really offer you any suggestions for improvement. I really like it as it is. Your choice of background colors is fantastic, and I think that adds a lot to the overall impact of the image. The only aspect of this image that I don't like, and it's completely on a personal subjective level, is the border. I know parents and people who might purchase this photo probably eat that stuff up, but in my humble opinion, it's arguing with your subject for attention. I personally prefer borders as a tool that separate the image from its surroundings and help the viewer focus on the image rather than the environment in which it is located. I think that looking at this image on a computer screen would be greatly enhanced by leaving that element behind...

Keep up the good work :)
08/08/2009 10:54:36 AM
Woah, this should have done much better, I love it, priceless expression!
08/08/2009 06:36:44 AM
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 10:49:57 PM
Ouch! The colors and border work well with this.
08/06/2009 12:08:49 PM
that is just too funny, what beautiful blue eyes
08/05/2009 01:54:49 PM
08/05/2009 08:29:15 AM
made me laugh - good work
08/03/2009 09:37:35 PM
lol she looks mad, great shot.
08/03/2009 05:13:04 PM
I love the picture but do not care for the border at all. Nontheless, she is hysterically cute! 8
08/03/2009 11:36:54 AM
I hope this one wins, this is great, love the expression! The colors are fab, nice work! 10.
08/02/2009 10:50:17 PM
That is priceless! HaHa
08/02/2009 03:57:48 PM
priceless expression! i feel like the image is a little overprocessed though, giving her face an almost cartoonish feel.
08/02/2009 08:52:44 AM
Fantastic! I wonder what was she *really* that angry about :D Would love to see a picture of her smiling.
08/02/2009 05:11:51 AM
so cute!
08/01/2009 07:15:10 PM
What a face!!
08/01/2009 12:46:59 AM
Holy Crap! This must take blue ribbon. priceless!

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