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  1. Ghetto Panda

    Ghetto Panda TPF Noob!

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    Hey all,

    Just got this shot a couple of days ago now i'm happy with the detail but i feel there is too much negative space above his head should i crop a bit off or just leave it? opinions please :hug::.

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  2. LaFoto

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    Nicely sharp and well lit photo with no disturbances in the background or anything ... but I feel that your thoughts on a possible further crop are well funded. I measured the image and it is 22cms in height on my screen, with the eyes of the lizard at 9 cm from above (approx.). That makes them NOT sit in the VERY centre of the photo (being also at 9cm from the left with a width of 13cm), but still quite close to it.

    I guess that a crop that would shift them to about 6-7 cm from above might help --- and you still have some room on the left from which to crop in in case you want to keep up the standard print ratio.
     
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    I also feel the same about this shot as well should i crop some of the top off?

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    I'd crop the top of both of them personally and have them as more square shots.
    The negative space isn't working well on these great images.
     
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    Simple answer to your straightforward question about the second photo: yes.

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    i also think it will look better when you crop the top on both images.
    btw, thats a groovy looking critter.
     

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