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Re cropped this picture ****UPDATE WITH 2ND CROPPED PIC***

This is the original
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This is Cropped
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2nd Crop
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I really don't crop and ill be taking the time to learn this week. So if this dont look like a good crop please feel free to play with picture.

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when you crop you'll want to follow the rule of thirds, his eyes aren't centred but they seem still a bit too high. I don't have ps on this comp so I can't check exactly just going by eye here.

good focus and catchlights Smile

eta: I don't know what others do but I like to also crop in correct ratios (i.e. 4*6, 5*7, 8*10)

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I agree, great focus and catchlights! You are doing so great! Biggrin Not too sure about the crop. Maybe more of the hat?

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can someone give me an example ....im not following lol ..:(

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this is just the first google search I found but take a look here
http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds

Basically you put a grid on your pic and what you want to be the focal point goes on one of the intersecting lines. So in your case you'd want his eyes to be the focal point.

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which edit do u prefer?

Original
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1st Edit
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2nd Edit
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3rd edit with more of his torso
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Adorable pic--I love how the hat ties are in between his little toes Smile

I tried playing with the crop but can't decide if it's "ok" to crop one hand or one knee--I can't get them both in at the same time while keeping his eyes in one of the upper crosspoints....

Edit: for the 2nd set of pics (older son), I like the first edit but his eyes should be positioned on a 1/3 line as LJ described. I also see a little noise that could be reduced, especially in the 2nd edit. Does anyone think that since his eyes are looking slightly to his left that it'd look better if he were on the left side of the pic (so he's looking "inward"?)

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first edit but looks like his eyes are still in the horizontal centre, fix that and it will be perfect

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wanted to do a quick crop play for you, I cropped it 4*6
eyes are just a bit higher, sorry I meant to also add one pic with the grid on but I already deleted the grid (it's a bit harder for me today as I'm using and old photoshop)

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What cute kiddos! On the first set, I would like a tighter crop than in the first photo but would include all of the hat. In the second set, I like the color in the 2nd edit but would like to see slightly more of his torso. I like how you've cloned out the edge of the drapery that was in the upper-right corner of the original.

Gosh, how I wish my son would smile, pose, and stay still all at the same time.... Smile

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"Quetzal1" wrote:

Gosh, how I wish my son would smile, pose, and stay still all at the same time.... Smile

Me too Janet, with my daughter! LOL

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"Quetzal1" wrote:

Gosh, how I wish my son would smile, pose, and stay still all at the same time.... Smile

he love taken picture and then he say " let me see how i did " LOL

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"Cassandra83" wrote:

he love taken picture and then he say " let me see how i did " LOL

You might have a future GQ model on your hands!