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Monday, March 9, 2009

I Heart Faces Week 9- Creative Cropping



This is my third week participating in I Heart Faces. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's portraits so far, and trying to learn more about photography myself. If you haven't checked out their website yet, you really should. It's fabulous.


You can participate in, or see other entries, at the I Heart Faces website. Just click my little link on the site name. :)

This week's theme was Creative Cropping. To be truthful, I was a little puzzled by this category. I'm hoping I got it done, but we shall see... I just wasn't sure exactly what would be considered "creative" for this purpose. I suppose I should just let you see what I've done, and then you can tell ME if you think it's creative, or maybe what you would have done differently?

This week, they are letting us post the "before" and "after" cropping photos, so you can get a better idea of why we chose to do what we did, and also how a small thing like cropping can change the whole feel of a picture.

Here are my entries for the I HEART FACES "Creative cropping" category:





Here is the "before" picture:


And here is the "after", my entry for adults this week:





For kids, here is my "before" photo:

She has a great expression going, but my zitty face in the background and the railing are both a little bit distracting.

Here's my "after":


What do you think? I liked it, but I am a total newb, so I'm sure it's still not the best it could be. What would you have done with it to make it better?

18 comments:

Jaden Paige said...

GRR! I am sorry about the text, AGAIN! I have no clue why my blogger is doing this to me lately... but I am not liking it. :(

Abby said...

I love the little face in the second picture. And the first one is really sweet too!

Nene said...

Sweet pics!!

Woman in a Window said...

I think you're doing great!

Leah and Maya said...

HI she is adorable, I love your messy face picture from last week, and your "she keeps growing" I wasn't exactly sure on what they wanted for creative crop either, ah well live and learn.

rowas said...

I love the picture of grandma...sooooo sweet!! Nicely done!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

(Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree about being a trifle confused on the creative crop...but it really does show each artist's eye and perspective on photography.) You definitely nailed the crop with your adult entry, as you pulled the focus directly in to the new father and grandmother. Your little girl is so cute and you captured a great smile in that picture!

goodmum said...

Awesome job! :)

Tulsi said...

Way cute Pic's. Don't you love smiling babies!!

Missy said...

nice job

Vixen said...

God job on both of these. I have to go check out this site, hadn't heard of it before. (I know I am so out of the loop!)

Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving such sweet comments. I think the crops on your photos are great! Your little one is a cutie pie! Keep on taking pictures of that little doll! I've learned so much through practice and looking at other people's photos.

Shane said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. That was a great job of cropping the second photo, really thinking outside of the box.

Mammatalk said...

I adore that first photo with Granny and baby. The "after" shot looks great. Everything is so clear and illuminated. Good work.

Godiva said...

Hi.
Stopping by through SITS to say hello!

Debbie said...

They both look wonderful to me!
Came by from SITS!

Mama Dawg said...

Both pics are GORGEOUS! Good job.

Aubrey said...

I think you did a really wonderful job! I'm sure it will all come with time and playing around!

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