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An Unforgettable Smile by sesam-is-open

Hey Selina!

You wanted me to give you a critique for this one.
As I tell everyone; don't mind the stars. They aren't informative.

Since you're shooting with a point-and-shoot I won't go much into detail about the settings, but as a general rule these cameras also require a fair amount of light to not be blurry, even with internal-stabilizor.
Since you are shooting at 1/8s here you loose some detail (unless you have the camera mounted).
I think you framing is good here with the head a little off-centre, which gives a better story to the image.

I don't know how the surrounding were, but personally I'm not a fan of the white vignette-like framing. It simply devours to much of the image. Due to this being a very light image I think you'd benefit from a very subtle dark vignette to force the focus to the snowman.
Due to the shutterspeed as mentioned above, you'll have a harder time sharpening this, but the face seems to be in focus enough to be able to carry some sharpening, this can be done selectively to the smile, nose, eyes and the rim of the woolcap.

All in all this is one of those cousy holiday captures. My recommendation is to concentrate a little on how to keep the camera steady when you're doing still-life like this. Try using books or similar and take advantage of the selftimer-function :)

Hope this was helpful :) Have a nice weekend :)
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you very much, Tor.:hug:
I adore your critiques because are always very fair and constructive!:)
I'm totally agree with what you've said here, except white vignette.:)
I choose this because I wanted to seems that the snowman is surrounded by snow.:)
Thank you very much for all your good advices and for take it the time to see and analyze my work.:hug:

I don't know how to make this sharpening selectively, I have to read more.:(
Thank you once again and a good weekend to you too!:)
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