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07/31/2006 11:30:59 PM · #1
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this is a picture, that i am stumped on how to crop.
I really want it to just be a face portrait, but im not sure where to crop it. Everytime i try, it justs looks wrong for some reason.
any suggestions?

more in depth editing suggestions welcome as well
thanks guys

07/31/2006 11:31:53 PM · #2
Left you a comment.

07/31/2006 11:33:33 PM · #3
It would'be been better if you shot lower then the model. Using the wall to led the viewers eyes toward the face. Currently it is leading to her bustline. Not that it is bad, but you know.
07/31/2006 11:39:20 PM · #4
May I have a go at your shot?

Okay, taking off from work I hope you don't mind I had a go at your photo.

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I'll be more than happy to remove if I've crossed a line.



Message edited by author 2006-07-31 23:50:29.
07/31/2006 11:42:02 PM · #5
why do you think it needs a crop? Are you gonna print this? If so what size? After you think about that it'll be a lot easier to decide.
07/31/2006 11:50:50 PM · #6
removed my post

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 00:05:12.
08/01/2006 08:43:24 PM · #7
Originally posted by kyebosh:

why do you think it needs a crop? Are you gonna print this? If so what size? After you think about that it'll be a lot easier to decide.


yes, it will be printed
very small, about the size of a senior photo in a yearbook...actually it will be the size of a senior photo in a year book.
08/01/2006 08:43:56 PM · #8
Originally posted by naldslc:

May I have a go at your shot?

Okay, taking off from work I hope you don't mind I had a go at your photo.

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I'll be more than happy to remove if I've crossed a line.


thats great, its nice too see what other people do with the photo

** my interenet was down, sorry it took me so long to respond

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 20:44:23.
08/01/2006 08:56:00 PM · #9
Some ideas:

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Although it's probably better at the top I think to crop right above the hair as routerguy already commented.

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 20:58:09.
08/01/2006 08:59:03 PM · #10
Originally posted by klstover:

Some ideas:

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Although it's probably better at the top I think to crop right above the hair as routerguy already commented.


I'd go for #2
08/01/2006 09:15:43 PM · #11
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hmmm, yeah like Klstover did, also, little bit of burning to help bring attention away from arm
08/01/2006 09:46:59 PM · #12
Maybe a horizontal crop?

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Message edited by author 2006-08-01 21:58:54.
08/01/2006 09:50:21 PM · #13
Here is how I would crop it :P

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Seriously though, like BradP´s and amandalore´s versions best :)
08/01/2006 09:50:51 PM · #14
I liked kelly's #2 until I saw brad's.

That follow-me look with the leading line of the bridge in the bg, excellent eye-flow.
08/01/2006 10:09:19 PM · #15
Oh gosh, the horizontal crops are amazing! Really great to see more of the background as it is such a lovely part of the original shot.
08/01/2006 10:33:22 PM · #16
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Here are my two shots.
08/01/2006 10:40:56 PM · #17
I like a horizontal crop but the problem is the over blown highlights on the right. Also if it is going in a yearbook, a square/rectangular crop would be more appropriate.
In that respect, I like a tight crop and (although I am no good at it) I thought changing the background to b&w would be nice.

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Message edited by author 2006-08-01 23:08:55.
08/01/2006 10:43:20 PM · #18
Oh, I like MapleLeaf's, but here's another crop:

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Nope, I like MapleLeaf's much better!
08/01/2006 10:46:08 PM · #19
Originally posted by BradP:

Maybe a horizontal crop?

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wow this is awesome, im suprised so many people responded, sometimes i feel like i milk this site, and dont give enough back
ack, good job bradp
08/01/2006 10:48:13 PM · #20
I know you wanted a face portrait, but I feel like it would be strong like this.
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This one would draw more attention to the face, but it seems like just a face crop loses a lot of the personality with the hair falling down her arm.
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:)

Edit to say I love BradP's versions and think you should go with them.

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 22:49:11.
08/01/2006 10:50:20 PM · #21
well ill try to do it myself in photoshop, but i cant just take his work
props to you though brad, those look really good.

thanks for the input though, nice of all of you.

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 22:52:05.
08/01/2006 10:54:15 PM · #22
You can help yourself. I have no need for them.
Glad you liked them. The leading lines of the bridge were too good to leave out and drew my eyes to her eyes without taking the lead. If you need more help or want a larger version edited, PM me, I'll be happy to help out.
(PM's don't seem to get here often, so if you do PM and don't hear back, holler)

Message edited by author 2006-08-01 23:02:18.
08/01/2006 11:39:30 PM · #23
Originally posted by amandalore:

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hmmm, yeah like Klstover did, also, little bit of burning to help bring attention away from arm


A little too close to the elbow for my taste. It kinda gives me the feeling she's an amputee :-(
08/07/2006 12:48:11 AM · #24
brad i PMed u, and i havnt heard back
here is my holler

"hollerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"
08/07/2006 01:49:10 AM · #25
Originally posted by Elmakias:

brad i PMed u, and i havnt heard back
here is my holler

"hollerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr"

hmmmm - didn't get it. Just went thru my spam folder in yahoo too, but nada. I did find one of sher's in there though.
Send me a regular email at:
bradpetersen (at sign) sbcglobal (dot) net

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