View Full Version : First time entering competition.

05-09-2007, 03:56 AM
Well, like many others I see on this forum, I am a first timer to the print competition. I would appreciate any comments/critiques on this image.

05-09-2007, 04:19 AM

Welcome to the forums. It is nice to have you here and great seeing you post a portrait. There are others here with more experience but I will give it a shot.

The first thing I noticed is the keys are being mixed. High key clothing and a low key background. Try making the background white and blurring the edges to help focus attention to the girls face. The second thing I noticed was the black belt on the girl's dress. You might also try cropping in more on the right. I am not sure about the left, top or bottom.

I love the expression on the little girl's face. To me it conveys happy and safe.