Opinion on cropping portraits

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP arie Regular Member • Posts: 423
Re: Opinion on cropping portraits

Allan Olesen wrote:

I don't know about portraits, but I crop most of my photos. I have actually made a habit out of composing with a margin both vertically and horizontally so I can later crop special versions for 16:9 and 4:3 formats (for viewing on TV and iPad) without leaving important content out. And all three versions get cropped individually to get the best composition for that output format.

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

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