JMK and a corny share - CC please!

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JMK and a corny share - CC please!

I was trying a slight head chop on this one (I've seen some of you do that, and I love the way that type of comp looks). DS moved at the last minute, and I'm afraid it's too extreme now. What do you think? Is it better to shoot the full headshot, and then crop the head chop?

1. 1/200; f/7.1; ISO - 400

And, my corny shot. Smile

2. same as above, but ISO 800

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Head chops are not necessary if their eyes are in the 1/3 of the area as per rule of thirds, usually it is cropped that way to get their eyes on the 1/3.

As far as CC - 1 -great job getting eye contact with him. You could brighten him up a bit more and add contrast via levels in PS to get him to pop. Not liking the background because the lines are going thru his head. You could have opened up your aperture a bit more to get your ISO lower and get that exposure up.

2 - Again I would open up your aperture to get more bokeh.

**I edited to mean to say to open up your aperture to get that separation between your subject and the background.

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1. I think the head chop is okay. I'd actually go for a closer crop so his face is more central to the picture. but it's a very cute capture!

2. I think this is a neat shot, the corn gives you some nice leading lines. it would be better if there was something in the middle at the end, so that the lines were leading to it.

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Oh I love these both!

In #1 he looks a tad under exposed. Bump that up a bit and I think you've got a real winner here. I find that if I am chopping someone's head it is because I am trying to draw attention to the face (usually the eyes, specifically). And I think you have accomplished that there. I like the strong lines behind him and his adorable expression. for having an aperture of f/7.0, you got a good separation of him from the background. If you could open up a bit more, I think he would really pop (and it wouldn't be as under exposed).

2. I LOVE THIS! I love the arch created by the corn stalks and I love that it seems to go off into inifinity! I swear I can hear them rustle in the breeze as I look at this. AWESOME! I think the only thing I would do differently is to have it wind toward one of the the upper corners insted of straight back into the frame. That way, the lines would lead you across the image. But even w/ that said, I LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!

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Thanks so much for all the helpful feedback everyone. It's been so valuable to me as I am learning.

Both these pics look underexposed on the computer I'm on now (work), but didn't at home last night. Hm. Will have to check that out.

I'm finding so much inspiration in the corn field directly behind our house! I find the height and depth of the corn really visually interesting. The pic above was to try and capture the depth I feel when I walk through it. Tonight, I'm going to try to capture the height. We'll see how I do...

I am absolutely LOVING my camera. L-O-V-I-N-G.

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What a cutie!

Love # 2! Its awesome!!!

Cazz