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+1 @ the crop determines what portion of the story you want to tell.
However, the tighter crop loses the dimunitive scale of the infant (i.e. dominates 40-50% of frame) and really changes the dynamic of the image. Of course, if you are aspiring to make the infant the dominant part, then the tight crop is the way to go (mom becomes an environmental frame). If you want to retain the scale relationship, then the looser crop helps a bit more to retain that relationship. Just depends on "What's the point" you are trying to convey to your viewer.
Both have their place depending on your intended POV ... i.e. is it about the "infant" or about "mother & child". For me, it's about the latter and keeping the relative scale is a part of that relationship that I'm kinda keen on as being integral to the story in this one. Similarly, keeping the infant in the lower third of the frame retains a diminutive suggestion, whereas central placement adds prominence.
Edited on Jan 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM · View previous versions