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Lian's Smile

Lian's Smile
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Copyright: Eman Muncal (graemann) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 60 N: 207] (5166)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-05-25
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Friends/Family
Camera: Olympus Evolt 510, Olympus Zuiko Digital 12-60 mm f/2.8-4
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/11/21 'Smile' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-20 22:23
Viewed: 1942
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was having a hard time shooting Lian. He is my nephew. Very hard to handle. But all the time I was observing him and asking him to do his favorite pose, he would do this. But when I position my camera, the pose was gone. So just ask him to pose, not looking at the viewfinder, tricking him. Then click. I got the Smile.

PP Talk:
-Convert to B&W
-Adjust contrast
-Lessen the eyebugs. But dodge and burn.
-Added some catch lights in the pupils. Then dodge it.
-Add black layer and then mask away for a darker image.
-ISO at 800, used Noise Ninja to reduce noise.
-Luko's sharpening at the end.
-Resized for TL.

Thanks for viewing.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-11-20 23:37]
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Hi Eman...
Beautiful [email protected] portrait...
Beautiful little boy...
Have a nice weekend...


galing ng shot mo! like the gray tones.
the eyes are so expressive. feel talaga ng nepwhew mo ang pose nya. well done ang a good one for the theme.


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-11-21 7:16]

A very handsome little guy, and a sweet smile. A very nice portrait, his eyes look great! TFS

Hello Eman

Nicely suited to B/W here and more central than ususal portraits, however i think that works well too as he is looking square into the lens, nice sharp detail and it seems you have done a lot of PP work here but in my opion the result is very effective.

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

beautiful boy! beautiful shot!

A great portrait and a boy that also smiles with his eyes!! I like very much the high contrast of B/W you managed. Congratulations
María José

Hi Eman,

A beautiful capture from your nephew, kids are indeed very hard to capture, it's very hard for them to pose, you have to catch them while they are playing or running.
You did a lovely job and he has a very nice smile.


Hi Eman

agradable la expresión dice mucho te felicito

Saludos Natalia

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  • Viera (2)
  • [2009-01-04 9:49]

i Eman,
beautiful B/W shot, superb portrait

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