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Old 05-01-2017, 09:04 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Joseph Cermak View Post
What is the problem with being centered if it is intentional? I have seen lots of centered shots and they seem to work very well for head-on subjects.
Your shot is not just a head-on, it is a train coming around a curve. That makes it different; left is not the same as right. There is an implied motion of the subject.

The general "problem" or preference is for an off-center subject. I would say due to an increase in the perceived dynamism of the shot. See "rule of thirds". For a head-on subject centered is often appropriate, especially the tighter the crop.
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