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Steven Webster submitted this image taken with a Nikon Coolpix P4, with an exposre of 1/60sec, at f/2.7, ISO 50.  He said this was a quick candid shot, he grabbed the first camera he could find and snapped this photo. The light on the woman’s face is very subtle, unfortunately the baby’s face is dark, not much could have been done about that under the circumstances unless some fill flash was used but in this case fill flash would most likely have ruined the whole feel. The curtains blowing in, frame their faces.

Steven wasn’t sure what other crop to use, I would recommend he look over the image and determine what elements of the image are really important for the overall scene, for example, does the partial picture frame upper right hand corner really add to the image? The other element Steve was aware of is that the outside window is overexposed, which is very common in situations like this, the in-camera meter has metered for the darker room. This is a photo that doesn’t need to be technically perfect, despite not being a recent photo this is still one of Steven’s favorite images and the bottom line is that is more important.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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