Portrait: which crop?

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    Can't decide on a crop for this photograph.

    Which one works best out of the two? I keep switching between them both

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    Any other suggestions welcome

    thanks
     
  2. danalec99

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    #1 for me.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the first one. Part of what makes this a nice portrait, is the strong top/back lighting which separates her hair from the BG.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yep, i agree.... number 1 for me too..... its a good shot :thumbup:
     
  5. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #3 for me. It's just like #1, but with a bit more breathing room on the right of the image, keeping it from looking crowded.

    I hope this is helpful.

    Pete
     
  6. terri

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    I prefer the second crop. Really pulls you right into the eyes, makes it a stronger shot.

    It's a good image - you wouldn't go wrong with either one! :)
     
  7. JohnMF

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    thanks for the speedy replies. seems to be leaning towards the first crop, but i'm still unsure

    Pete: Did you mean #2 crop?
     
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    No... I was suggesting a third option. My humor doen't always translate well in writing.

    I prefer the first crop, but wish there was just a bit more room on the right... in front of her. I wonder if there's any room on your original.

    Just a thought.

    Pete

    I guess I'm wondering how it would look if her EYES were centered.
     
  9. JohnMF

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    oh right :lol:

    Yes, the original has more space to the right and a little above. I will have a look into that, thanks
     
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    before I read any comments from anyone else I vote 1 definitely.
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Now that I have read them "Terri what are you thinking girl?" lol just kidding. One of us has to be out of step...
     
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    First one for me too.
     

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