Does this have too much black clipping?

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Does this have too much black clipping?

Title says it all. There are blacks being clipped in the background and a bit in the hair shadows.

And what about the smile vs no real smile? The older girl didn't like showing her teeth so she was reluctant to smile. But I still kind of liked this pic.

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There is a bit of clipping - but I think you can fix that by opening it up in raw or just adjust with curves.

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Maybe I'm strange, but I've printed files where the blacks were clipped and not had any issues. Including printing on a 16x20. I think it looks fine!

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It doesn't bother me much in this shot since it's just in the shadows of the hair. It's an easy fix though. Great shot! The opposite expressions don't really bother me either, especially if that's how the one girl usually smiles if she doesn't like showing her teeth- that's just her. Smile

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I'm not sure if there's a technically correct answer that I don't know, but I always base my amount of black clipping on personal preference for the picture. In other words, I almost always stay away from clipping the highlights unless its intentional, but I clip the blacks a lot more often and adjust by visual preference.

I like the different expressions. The older one looks protective of her younger sister.

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You aren't losing details of the subject which when I avoid clipping. The black on the right side of the photo doesn't bother me at all.

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:lurk:

Oh Stephanie! Wipes tear...

I love it! Sorry, had to lurk Biggrin

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"Nataloves4" wrote:

:lurk:

Oh Stephanie! Wipes tear...

I love it! Sorry, had to lurk Biggrin

I thought I had recognized Klein in some of those pics! DUH! Smile What a cute family! Smile

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"Nataloves4" wrote:

:lurk:

Oh Stephanie! Wipes tear...

I love it! Sorry, had to lurk Biggrin

Glad you like it! I think I have a few that you will enjoy!