Constructive help needed

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  1. Ant

    Ant TPF Noob!

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    I took this picture recently. She's the daughter of some good friends of mine. They haven't seen it yet and I'm thinking of getting it framed and giving it to them as a gift.

    Unfortunately, the photography that I do is exclusively aviation photography purely for my own enjoyment and I've no clue about any other kind of photography at all, so I'd like some feedback from the more knowledgeable people here.

    It was originally a colour photo but I thought that B&W looked better. Basically how could I improve this: Crop it tighter? change the contrast? I'd appreciate any honest advice. Thanks.

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  2. lizheaemma

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    you could crop some off of the left but other then that I really like it for what that's worth!
     
  3. Ant

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    Thanks. How tight should I crop, up to the edge of the bench or further inward?
     
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    lizheaemma TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Hope you don't mind but I would go with something like this.
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    I'm sure others will be through with more suggestions
     
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    No, I don't mind at all. Thanks for the input.
     
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    I actually prefer the first better, the second seems too tight. I like the contrast and the emotion that you've captured here! Lovely photo :)
     
  7. Ant

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    LOL. Now I'm confused ;)

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Tight is right. Have you tried a vertical version and trim the right side as well?
     
  9. Ant

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    What, something like this?

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  10. JamesD

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    I think that this is one of those situations where a bit of an open photo and a centered subject add to the feel of the pciture. If anything, I'd suggest a bit off the top, and about the same amount from both the left and the right.

    Great photo!
     
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    I definately prefer the uncropped version as a framed image, raw is good!!! :thumbup:
     
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    Get in close is the rule - less is more; therefore crop a little.
    I like the image and the feel, but there is something unsettling about where she is looking. It could just be me, but I just don't like the direction she is looking... not in a technical way, it for some odd reason unsettles me.
     

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