Crop thoughts.

Cropping your photos is important. Of course you are doing that while shooting, but you often do it while post-editing, as well. Remember a few things.

  1. There is a “feels best–orientation” for many photos.
  2. Simplify.
  3. Simplify
  4. Simplify.

Look at this:


It is clear that a horizontal layout suits this best. It’s all about those four equal sized horizontal layers. Yes, I was lucky. And see how simple I kept it. The one bird. That’s the only item other than those layers. Every item you crop out makes your photo simpler.

And this:


Also good and simple. But it occurs to me that this would also make a good magazine cover if cropped vertically, thus:

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Often, the only way to know is: try. So in Lightroom, experiment with closer crops and with altering orientation.

Have fun!



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