If a photograph can be made stronger by cropping, then by all means do it. Sure, it’s nice to be able to use the full image in a photograph but if it’s detracting from the image, then cropping is one’s best bet. This photograph, I cropped into a square simply because of how symmetrical it would lo0k after all was said and done.
Also, I had to take this photograph with the camera away from my face. Now, with digital it’s not normally a problem, but my camera doesn’t actually have live view. I have to look into the viewfinder to take a photograph. In this case, I got lucky since I was rewarded with my photograph on the first shot.
Taken with Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
Shutter Speed: 1/3200s.
Edited with Adobe Photoshop CS4.