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.
- There is a “feels best–orientation” for many photos.
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.
Also good and simple. But it occurs to me that this would also make a good magazine cover if cropped vertically, thus:
Often, the only way to know is: try. So in Lightroom, experiment with closer crops and with altering orientation.
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