Last edited by stampasaurus; 07-22-2009 at 01:36 AM.
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.
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.
Krissy, mommy to Violet and Noah
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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.
Oh Stephanie! Wipes tear...
I love it! Sorry, had to lurk