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By Hudson_Swan    
I recently asked a question on my Instagram account "Does a portrait shot need to show the whole face of the sitter"?
98% of people who responded agreed with me that sometimes an unusual crop can work really well when shooting portraits.
What do you guys think?
Would be interested in any thoughts / comments you have on this.
This image was shot indoors using a single strobe inside a 26" hexagonal softbox.

Tags: Portrait Flash Portraiture Eyes Beauty Glamour People Girl Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Kerpa, mike9005, karlablo and 34 more

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Kerpa 2 Finland
30 Apr 2022 6:12AM
Very good!
And yes you can crop faces.
karlablo Plus
4 41 22
30 Apr 2022 6:16AM
Close, intense and balanced - really great!
Remarkable variation of brown tones!
Whether called a portrait or a face study or ... doesn´t matter,
"Lizzie" is impressive! Kind regards!
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
30 Apr 2022 8:08AM
Certainly not…
FabioKeiner 9 111 1 Austria
30 Apr 2022 9:10AM
striking, haunting, emotive - but it's rather her eye and face than the crop, imho.
James124 Plus
7 61 51 Portugal
30 Apr 2022 6:19PM
Showing half a face as here really emphasizes the eye. a quite legitimate portrait technque.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 429
1 May 2022 12:32AM
I remember Lizzie is your daughter.
I have voted or even awarded the previous picture of her. I can't remember if it was a full face. But the standards remain high and the result is exceptional.


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