Sunday, June 21, 2009

More on Cropping

Upper Image: 5D Mk II, 24-105 f4 IS L, Lower Image, crop from upper, click image to view larger

Cropping an image is not something I normally do, my aim is to full frame an image in the viewfinder, but often we end up with some unwanted object, especially when shooting super wide angle scenes (quit often a tripod leg), or maybe we are focal length limited, as in bird photography, the above image of the Seattle Aquarium was shot with a 5D Mk II and a 24-105 f4 IS L at 77mm and is just for illustrating the ability to crop, especially when viewing for the web. I think part of the Art of photography is trying to get it right in camera and doing as little as possible in post production. Trying not to go outside the bounds of what was done in the darkroom and not outside of reality, I have seen a lot of HDR images that are just so unreal, they get posted on line as if it was something the author of the image actually saw. I think as photographers we should strive for that "wow" image, just not at the expense of reality.

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