Tuesday, 8 January 2013

[Tips] Cropping and Sizes

One of the things I get asked quite often from clients, is when a photograph is ordered - why is it cropped. This is something I discuss at the viewing, but not everyone remembers. Sometimes when you pick an image, and then you want it in a different size, sometimes a little bit may get cut off.

Lets have a look for instance at this image of Phoebe.

This is the image straight out of the camera the size the camera took it. You can see everything in it.

If you decide you want a 7x5 Print of this photograph,
you can see the dark bit which gets cut off. 

And with a 10x8 and 20x16 you generally get the same/similar amount "cut off" too.

This last one is cropped to a 20x30, which keeps all of it in.

Cropping ratio's generally mean that sometimes photographers can offer funny sizes like 9x6, or 12x8 which can be hard to find frames to fit. So you are best to remember if you want "all" the picture in, you need to choose a size that you are happy with
 - or be happy with the crop!

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