Learing to Crop Your Photos

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    Probably the single most often made mistake many inexperienced photographers make is not properly cropping their photos before publishing them to the internet!



    A photo which is not cropped properly is basically a photograph which affects the viewer in two basic ways:


    First, an improper cropped photo will nearly always have one or more “visual elements” which add nothing to the quality off the photo but instead are a distraction to the viewer even though the person looking at the photo may not be consciously aware of this fact!


    Second, improper cropping hinders or sometimes even prevents an otherwise excellent photograph from being judged as a shinning testament to the photographer’s advanced skills and expertise.


    The best way to illustrate proper cropping Vs. improper cropping is to show actual examples of photos “before” and “after” cropping has been applied.


    Included in this post are two such examples. Take your time, look at these examples carefully. Now which photo do YOU fine more appealing in each

    of the two examples? Hint: Ask yourself, what do you assume or conclude to be the chief focus or intent of the photographed subject?



    DJ and the 4WardXposure2 Forum Staff would appreciate it if YOU would take a minute or two in giving your honest and unbiased answer. Also, please feel free to VOTE in the Poll Question which has been attached to this Post!


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    PHOTO BEFORE CROPPING WAS APPLIED
    PHOTO AFTER CROPPING CROPPING WAS APPLIED



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    PHOTO AFTER CROPPING WAS APPLIEDPHOTO BEFORE CROPPING WAS APPLIED



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