Contemplation - by Michelle Rutten
by: © Michelle Rutten
9.9
Overall
Rating
10
General
impression
10
Subject
of photo
10
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
A beautiful photo. I hope you made enlargements and framed 'em!
10/10
Subject
of photo
That's a beautiful child!
10/10
Composition
& perspective
I love the tight and off-center composition. There are no distracting elements in the frame, you are drawn right into the child's face.
10/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Good exposure, no movement blur or softness, nice use of depth of field.
10/10
Depth
of field
Perfect focus on the face, no background detail to distract. Well done.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Bright sunlight can often be harsh, but the shadows are brought up nicely and most of the highlights aren't blown out. I like the black and white tones as well. Nice!
9/10
Focus
Nice, sharp focus on the face and eyes. Couldn't be better.
10/10
Description
This is one of the first pictures I took when I bought my camera a few years ago. I enjoy taking photos in my spare time and find taking photos of people and their emoti  see all >
This is one of the first pictures I took when I bought my camera a few years ago. I enjoy taking photos in my spare time and find taking photos of people and their emotions very interesting and satisfying.
Technical Details

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
F-stop: F4
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Steve Hockstein
20+ Years
United States
People
13 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
You've lost all highlight detail in your subjects' forearm, which I find mildly distracting. Perhaps if you had burned that in or darkened it in your software just enough so that it wasn't the brightest area in the photo. A graduated filter adjustment in Lightroom, PhotoShop Camera RAW or other software would have done nicely.
2.
Perhaps the use of a moderate telephoto lens (70mm, 85mm) would have enhanced the perspective slightly, although, I don't have any issues with your lens choice as it is.
3.
If you had you opportunity, you might have asked the subject to lift her chin up over the other arm in order to get her chin in. Burning that forearm down as previously mentioned may be equally effective. Again, minor quibbles.
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Steve Hockstein
Experience: 20+ Years
Still at the tender age of 14, Steve began his high school years shooting professionally for the Pennysaver/Community News in his home town of Parsippany, NJ. He continued shooting professionally for a variety of publications while studying Studio, Narrative and Documentary photography at the R...
Specialty:
People
Location:
United States
Jobs: 13 Jobs
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