Portrait photography is not an easy niche. Even experienced photographers at times find portrait cropping quite challenging for various reasons. Getting your portrait right in-camera is only half the battle. Knowing how to edit your portraits can be quite difficult when it comes to cropping a photo. Cropping in an awkward position on your subject can end up ruining a perfectly good shot.
Here is an easy guide for understanding some of the best places to crop a subject in a portrait, and some of the places where you should not. ‘Yes’ areas are marked in green, while ‘bad’ locations are marked in red.
Simply drag and drop this free portrait photography cheat sheet on to your desktop and keep it handy for your next photo editing session. And let us know how you got on in the comments!