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Old 11-22-2004, 12:26 PM
maciekda maciekda is offline
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I was just looking at one portrait done by Curtis - this one and I read some comments there.. it was about tight composition...
I also like tight crops, where forehead is cropped and we focus our attention on eyes....
but what about portraits taken by Steve McCurry? and other famous photographers? why do they never crop heads? why do they always leave some space around?
recently I was browsing on Magnum new pictures from Mexico by Martin Parr, and his portraits there were really badly composed for my taste ;) centered compositions, lots of empty space around... see those pictures there
I know the most important thing in portraits is "that something" in eyes or a special expression, but what about compositions...?
to crop or not to crop? the person in the middle or on the side?
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