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    Whats missing from this portrait?

    took this awhile ago at some play ground, i like the look and position of it. Whar could be improved? We call it the "pimp" hat lol. i cant shoot humans worth a cent!
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    The "pimp's" face is too far way. The framing is a nide idea, but I'd crop it so you don't have the open aspace at both sides of the playset and try to zero in on his face some more.

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    I'd say...

    You should crop it, and crop it tight. As it is, the image is just too busy. I would suggest that you crop it to the frame surrounding him. The lighting looks good.
    If you re shoot it, you might also try a heightened point of view, not much of one mind you, just so you are a little more even with the subjects face. And step a little closer too.
    Make sense?
    Good Luck! Hope to see more, especially some portraits!
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