2) Use the rule of thirds :
If you are shooting a
portrait, put the eyes even with the upper third of the frame whether it is full
length or close up.
If the shot is an extreme close-up you may
need to crop off the top of the subject's head to put the eyes in the upper
third. Cropped in this manner the eyes, not the forehead are the center of
interest. In this photo the visual center of interest was between baby and my
wife. Ideally the heads, which are two now separate centers of interest, should have
been closer so the eyes were on the same level. The white shirt of the baby is also a big
Before cropping and editing. Note how the distracting white
lace in the corner was removed and the hue of the shorts in the background was
changed to match the adjacent green tone.
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