Monday, March 14, 2011

Photography tip for today.....

Cropping off body parts. In general, you shouldn't crop off body parts, esp at the joints. I know that sometimes photographers do crop off body parts, but if you look they are almost never cropped off at a joint (there are some exceptions). The reason you don't crop a body part at the joint is it gives the subject a very unnatural appearance. In most cases it looks like the limb has been amputated. if you are going to crop off a limb then do it in between the joints. Examples of good places to crop are on the shin, thigh, forearm and abdomen. Places you shouldn't crop at are the ankle, knee, waist, wrist or elbow. As with every rule their are exceptions, but for the most part this a rule that is good to follow 99% of the time.

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