Monday, February 7, 2011

To Crop or not to Crop

It can be difficult to get a picture exactly right no matter how much time you take composing it. Fortunately, with a reasonable photo editing program you can take a so-so picture and make it spectacular.

Take this photo for instance.

Could the picture be better? Let's test it out by cropping and moving closer to our bird subjects.

Now there is no doubt what the subject of our picture is and the picture looks much better in thumbnails or on a smaller screen where the tiny birds would be lost.

Try experimenting with cropping pictures for different effects. If you find that a crop doesn't do the picture justice; just hit the undo button and return to your original picture.

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