Hello and advice on a crop
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Hello and advice on a crop

  1. #1
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    13,667

    Default Hello and advice on a crop

    Hi! I am a big time lurker...very novice hobby photographer. I take pics just for my own pleasure but wanted some opinions on how one would crop this particular photo. The mom, my sister, doesn't want her neck in the picture.

    (I included a link to the full size)
    Settings are:

    Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
    Aperture: f/1.8
    ISO Equiv.: 400

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43...l/simon173.jpg



    Thank you for anyone who has the time to give me a bit of input!
    ~Jordan~

  2. #2
    Posting Addict sadieruth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    16,549

    Default

    Jordan-

    I am glad you are posting! I am not the best here at all, so I am not much help, but I think it'll be hard to create a good horizontal crop. More than likely it will have to be a vertical b/c of the little amount of extra space on the right of the photo. I could be SOOOO WRONG though!
    Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
    My blog

  3. #3
    Posting Addict mlark1128's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    6,622

    Default

    Hiya Jordan! I don't pop by here very often anymore but I did today and saw you post, and I LOVE this picture! Did a quick play for you:



    I cropped leaving negative space to the right where baby was looking. It left a little of mom's face, but since she was looking away I cloned her out. Then I stretched the remaining background to fill the frame (really easy to do in PS with the marquee tool). I did a little smoothing on mom's skin, took a little magenta out of the baby, resized and sharpened for web. That's it! OH and a little vignette too. Not sure if it's your style or not, but I can send you the full size edit if you
    want it.

    LOL sorry I misspelled your screen name, Jake's on my lap, ha!
    Last edited by mlark1128; 11-18-2010 at 04:32 PM.
    Meagan & Aaron
    DS Luke, 5
    DS Matthias (Jake) - 31 Weeks, 3lbs 10ozs!




  4. #4
    Posting Addict sadieruth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    16,549

    Default

    GREAT play! Love it! I wish I was that skilled at editing!
    Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
    My blog

  5. #5
    Community Host
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    13,667

    Default

    Hi Sadie!!

    Meagan, thank you!! That looks great! I don't have PS or any editing program actually. I just bank on taking as good a pic as I can, and I don't really know much about any of that anyway, lol. I just know what I like. haha.

    But thank you for playing with it! I would absolutely love the full size of your edit. I'll PM you my email addy. In the mean time I really should pick up a book or two and get better at all this. It's fun.
    ~Jordan~

  6. #6
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,217

    Default

    Oh my gosh, I love the edit! I was coming to say that I thought only a vertical crop would work. I have soooo much to learn in PS!
    Me 33
    DH 32
    Angel babies 9/06 & 3/07
    DS born June 11, 2008
    DD born February 11, 2011
    Miss Blue Eyes

  7. #7
    Posting Addict
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    5,217

    Default

    Meaghan - how did you sharpen it up?
    Me 33
    DH 32
    Angel babies 9/06 & 3/07
    DS born June 11, 2008
    DD born February 11, 2011
    Miss Blue Eyes

  8. #8
    Posting Addict Muddee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    9,644

    Default

    I love the original as is, Meagan great edit.

    If you don't want to spend the money on PS grab Gimp, the price tag is perfect, FREE .


    * Amanda *

  9. #9
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,366

    Default

    Beautiful picture Jordan, and beautiful play Meagan!
    ~Lisa

    DD Gracie 9/06
    DD Hannah 5/09
    DD Sophie 4/11

    DSC_7692 by laberglund, on Flickr




  10. #10
    Jaxie
    Guest

    Default

    That's a great play!! Love it!

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions