Four and Counting

© Lynn Crawford

Four and Counting

Uploaded: March 18, 2009


Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 75.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D


Dianna Murphy March 18, 2009

Incredible eyes. Love the comp. Very photogenic guy isn't he! #1100405

Joan Powell March 18, 2009

he's adorable , nice portrait #7301142

Dale Hardin March 22, 2009

Lynn, I've enjoyed your gallery tremendously. You've captured many adorable shots. I have a lot of difficulty getting people shots and am impressed.

Your bio indicates you are open to suggestions and I'd like to offer one. Many of your images have twin catch lights and almost all have a tiny pin light catch light in the center of the pupil.

This can look strange at times and is not flattering in some cases when it's right in the center of the pupil.

I'd suggest cloning out the pin light on images like the one above that has two lights. On the others you could also clone out the pin light and then create your own in more flattering area of the eye. Do you use any post processing software such as Photoshop Elements?

Love your work. You have a real way with the children that brings out the best in them. #7314747

Lynn Crawford March 26, 2009

Thank you Dianna, Joan, and Dale for your encourageing comments. I appreciate them.

Dale I posted another image similar to this one today, and I cloned out the pin lights. I get those pin lights everytime I use my flash it seems. I don't like them either, but didn't know if I should take them out or not. Do you think the image I posted today looks better?
I do not have Photoshop Elements, I use Microsoft Digital Image Pro 10. I was looking at Photoshop Elements 7 the other day at Costco. Which do you use?

Thank you for all your suggestions. I greatly appreciate them. #7333325

Dale Hardin March 26, 2009

Lynn, the new posting is excellent and the pin lights are gone. It seems like such a small thing when everything else in your portrait work is so outstanding.

But when it's so good, as your's is, it invites one to look deeper.

IF you have the inclination to do some post processing you can't go wrong with Elements. It will do all you need to do and there is an amazing amount of support for the product.

If price is at a premium, you can do pretty much all you need to do with version 5 as with version 7. Ver 5 is available on the web for $35. This is the version I use and have found no reason yet to pay for an upgrade. Most of the upgrade is in cataloging etc, and not to much in image manipulation. #7334632

Lynn Crawford March 26, 2009

Hey Dale, Thank you so much for taking the time to really look at my pictures and then for the great suggestion. I am pleased with how the eyes look without the dot. It is always great when someone else looks at something and tells you what THEY see. Sometimes I think I miss things because I am just looking at the child I love. I am going to check out that version 5 on-line. That was a great price. The 7 version was about $79 if I remember correctly.
Thanks again Dale.
Have a great day.

Sharon King March 28, 2009

He is so handsome! I enjoyed reading the thread between you and Dale, I will have to pay more attention to that dot in my portraits as well. #7345107

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