Gerald Stephenson Jul 15
When I crop as Ricky described, I feel I also need to crop the grass in the foreground, and then the image looks like a panoramic. The article was good info, to apply it, I think I would have had the camera even lower, to get the proportions right. I also feel that I want more of the path leading us away in front of Michelle.
Now, if I would have shoot this on a dock...
rickytimson Jul 15
Interesting Adrian. I wonder if in general that the chart was meant to suggest cropping with the subject's main body showing "above" the crop line. I'm glad you brought the topic up because it's good food for thought - and learning.
Here, I tried holding my hand to crop the photo lower down - but didn't find it any better/worse - except that I like the dark portion of the background, and therefore lost more of that.
I'm really glad to have reviewed the chart, and it will make personally mindful of this guideline - but like with all rules - they are made to be broken.
Adrian Zissoson Jul 14
This is a cool picture - great imagination. Nice focus too on what I assume is a moving subject.
One thing that bothers though is the cutting off at the knees. I think the general perception is that lower down would be less disturbing (i.e. away from the joints). Here's some backup - a chart of where it is better & worse to cut people in a photo. I hope everyone finds it as interesting as I do http://petapixel.com/2013/03/04/a-guide-on-good-and-bad-places-to-crop-on-your-portrait-subject/
Debbie Sinclairon Jul 13
This is really cute Gerald - I can see it being used in an ad.
rickytimson Jul 13
I love the perspective - low. I'm really happy with the shallow depth of field here so it emphasizes the subject. The horizontal lines are also provide strength - and direction.
Gerald Stephenson Jul 13
Went to a local marina for summertime inspiration, and found the area to busy with masts etc, to compose an image I was hoping for. So as Michelle strolled by, I started shooting her playful sneakers.