It's wildflower time ... and it's always indoor, bought-flower, time!
Here's a thought to consider. Flower photography is exactly like human portrait photography. Looking at great portraits and candids directly affects my flower photography, and vice versa.
This image is a case in point. Does the dramatically clipped head bother you? Why or why not? It shouldn't be a visual distraction as it appears that it was intentional, just like in flower photography.
Also, just as in flower photography, clipping the very top of his head would have pulled the eye in that direction.
- Chopping - good
- Clipping - not so good
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Pro photographer Tony Sweet teaches many online photography courses at BetterPhoto.com, including A Quick Start to Adding More 'Pop' to Your Images, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography, Image Design: Revealing Your Personal Vision, and Fine Art Flower Photography.
Also, Tony contributed a number of beautiful images to the how-to book, The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light, co-authored by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager.
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