300mm F4 for portraits?

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I didn't bring my 70-200 w/me or short FL primes so I thought maybe I'll use my 300/4 for portrait shots during a trip to Yosemite...

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Me just hanging out at 11,000 Feet

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I lens I don't see a lot of folks use for portraits on this forum.
 
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spencer313

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The first photo appears to "crosshair" your subject's right eye... It is nearly perfectly in the center of the photo, likely where you put your center AF sensor. This crop is very unappealing to me.

My recommendation is to try a crop where you maintain the 2:3 aspect ratio, but put your subject left or right of center, and crop the area above his head to one "ear" above his head.

I played with a couple of cards in front of my screen, and putting your subject to the right side looked better to me.
 
Joined
May 13, 2007
Messages
684
Location
Modesto, CA
San,

The first photo appears to "crosshair" your subject's right eye... It is nearly perfectly in the center of the photo, likely where you put your center AF sensor. This crop is very unappealing to me.

My recommendation is to try a crop where you maintain the 2:3 aspect ratio, but put your subject left or right of center, and crop the area above his head to one "ear" above his head.

I played with a couple of cards in front of my screen, and putting your subject to the right side looked better to me.

Thank you for your input.
 

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