Casual camera users often frame the head in the middle of the picture. It's the most important part of the image, so they focus on that and place it right in the middle.
This leaves lots of empty headroom above the models head. That's a shame, because more often than not there is nothing of interest above someones head.
The part below someones head is more interesting; you'll see the models clothing or perhaps something he or she is holding in their hands. By re-framing to leave little headroom the photo will become much more interesting.
So try to leave the headroom above your model to a minimum. leaving a small stroke of headroom is smart. This will set your models apart from the edge of your frame.
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