Nikhil does more unusual cropping than I do, often times he’ll use the cropping to help emphasise the subject, and this is something I don’t often do, usually when I crop I try to keep the same proportions as the original image, and I try to crop very little, usually only as a corrective method (to rotate the image correctly of to remove something at the edge(s) that shouldn’t be included). I often forget that I can crop for emphasis and to strengthen the composition.
This week’s image is such an example, I originally thought that it was a good image, but for some reason it wasn’t as strong as I’d originally thought, so after some monochrome work on it I tried an unusual crop, and I think it worked.
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2 thoughts on “2012 Deck – Week 26”
To crop, or not to crop, that is the question 🙂 As a matter of fact, I am entirely conventional in approach and rarely vary much from square, 3:2 or 3:4. Except, of course, when I do vary.
To put my philosophy wrt cropping most simply; cropping is bad, except when its good 🙂
Well, there we go, I am conventional when cropping, except when I’m not… that clears up matters excellently 🙂