TIP #15: Try not to chop off any limbs in crazy places.
When photographing people of any kind, try not to chop off their limbs in any crazy places. It’s best to avoid chopping off at joints, elbows, fingers, ankles, etc. Of course there’s a time for pictures of just certain body parts, fingers, toes, etc. But for the most part a picture will look better with the hands, elbows, or feet. It’s not that you can’t get in close. I love close up shots. Just be mindful of where exactly the edge of the image will fall. Try to avoid the chopped look.
Compare these pictures below.