Cropping to the rescue? (Two Photographs)
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Sometimes we just don’t get what we expected in focus. In many cases this is a result of a bad choice of aperture. In this example (the color version) the situation may be less of a problem. In B&W, the issue was highlighted and in my view unworkable. One way around this is a creative crop. Professional photographers I have met spend a lot of time thinking about the frame and the eventual crop. I have seen photographers take large format 8×10 photos and crop to half that size as they re-think their composition. In the digital world we have many options for cropping and in the black and white version I have used a cinema crop. The subject has not changed, the context has. I find filling the frame constrains my ability for fine-tuning my composition. Many of the photo reviews I have seen, where one photographer reviews another person’s work, tend to discuss cropping more than any other issue.