I read somewhere that most women prefer to take close up pictures and men are opposite. Between my husband and me, this is quite true. When he hands his photos to me, most of the time, the first thing I do is cropping. Then I crop again. And, maybe, again. He has complained about this a couple of times, even demanding to know why. All I could tell him is: “I like it this way.” To the end, we have to agree to disagree.
Let me give you an example. But first, I want to thank our friend S for letting me use his photo here. Not every photo I would crop crazily like this. This one works because (1) the background is ok, but background itself is not memorable (2) S has a nice face expression, particularly in his eyes, which, in original photo, is only a small part of the whole photo.
To set the record straight, I want to make sure you know that I like photo 2 as much as photo 3, 4, 5 (I think). I just believe that photo 3, 4, 5 give viewers a different flavor. It allows viewer look directly into S’s eyes, which is the place that I like people to focus.
What do you think? Do you like photo 3, 4, 5 like I do, or do you think I should stop at photo 2?
Two more questions: Where is the best place to print photos (best quality)? Have you printed any panorama photo?