Portrait composition

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  1. shingfan

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    do you guys "chop" head? If you know what i mean....lol :p

    do you always make sure the entire "head" of the subject is inside the frame.....or you dont mind cutting a bit off the top or the side?......what are your thoughts?

    people always complain i cut their upper head in my photos.....:p
     
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    It depends on who the client is. I probably wouldn't do it for someone looking for a traditional portrait. If it's something a bit more edgy, or possibly for an ad, then you have different constraints.

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    i hate you matt >_< (how come your pics are so nice....teach me teach me....lol :p)

    Matt....how do you get nice skin tone.....what is the trick?
     
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    Honestly, I just eyeball my skin tones, based on experience. Lighting has an awful lot to do with it. This was lit with just one softbox to the left.
     
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    Having perfect skin helps too I imagine.
    Photoshop can help with this too. It's helpful on days when you're feeling blue (at least for me) to edit pictures of myself.
     

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