Monday, 1 May 2006

Crop It

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The typical trap for a photographer who is in a place where there are a lot of interesting things to capture is to want to capture everything in one go. Sometimes it can work but often it just produces a cluttered picture with no central subject. There is also the danger that the exposition will be correct for only part of the picture.

Reducing the field of vision and capturing only part of a scene, focusing on a single subject can make a much stronger shot. It can also transport the viewer to a completely different place by removing a lot of the context. For instance, if I were to ask where was this picture taken, what would be your first guess?

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