Sunday, August 30, 2009

In memory of Max

Scooter and Max

Sympathies to my friend Steve on the recent loss of his dog, Max. Max is shown here with my dog Scooter (who passed away last month) when Max stayed with us over Easter weekend in 2007.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Don't worry... crop away!

As I'm editing some photos I took at my niece Jaime's birthday party, I found myself struggling with a cropping issue. Is it best to get a person's whole head in the photo, or is it okay to crop the top of the person's head slightly?

From searching the web, I liked this advice:
If it looks good to you, and captures something you like, then
don't worry about it.
And here's a good one:
There is a famous story about a famous photographer who did a portrait of the famous Marilyn Monroe. In his excitement he cut off the top of her head. When he apologized to her she said, "Don't worry. Everyone knows I have a top to my head. No one will miss it.
And here's the photo that got me started:

Jaime - Sweet 17!