Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by ShavedMonkey, Feb 20, 2007.
Did I crop this too tightly? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
Really cute shot! Was it low ap? The dog is spot on, but the little boy is ever so soft. A little shapening will fix that though.
I like the shot as it is, but experiment with crops. I'm a big "chop the tops of the heads off" cropping person when I see emotional shots. I want to go to the guts of it. Play with that and see if you like it.
A little soft, yes
but beautiful and fun
agreed. but u can sharpen it also.
Portraits should be a little soft, it helps give a "loving" feel, and also helps hide skin imperfections. I definitely think you did not crop too tight, but I wouldn't go any tighter if it were mine. The bandana on the dog is such a nice touch. The only thing "negative" I would say is that portraits look soooo nice with a fast lens, this one needs more bokeh. I had this old manual 50mm f/1.4(usually set to f/2) that gave the sweetest bokeh, perfect for portraits. Anyway, it's a keeper for sure, nice job.
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