Opinion on cropping portraits

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Allan Olesen
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Re: Opinion on cropping portraits
In reply to arie, Feb 18, 2013

arie wrote:

Sounds like a lot of work to make 2 versions for different media! I'd hate to do that for 100s of shots.

It is actually three versions. I also make a 3:2 for prints.

But with a good workflow it is very fast. I use Lightroom and have installed Rob Cole's XMP Crop plugin. With this plugin I can maintain crop position and crop area when I change the aspect ratio. This means that I will use some time for the 3:2 crop for each photo, export a set of photos with this crop, then change the aspect ratio for all photos to 16:9 and only have to make minor adjustments to the crop for each photo, etc..

With Lightroom without plugin, the crop got reset when I changed the aspect ratio, and that was really annoying.

I can see how shooting full frame would really help with a technique like this because you'll have larger margins to work with, right?

Well, 90% of more sensor area is better than 90% of less sensor area. So: Yes.

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