How often and how much do you crop?

Started Oct 5, 2022 | Discussions thread
tony field Forum Pro • Posts: 13,802
Re: Now that I shoot 36mpx I crop whenever I want to :)

Mark_A wrote:

timo wrote:

A quote from one of Mike Johnston's recent posts on his excellent The Online Photographer website, talking about viewfinders:

'Winogrand often barely looks through his viewfinder at all. Cartier-Bresson hid his camera behind a handkerchief in his hands, and it was said that he could get it to his eye, take a picture, and hide it again before most people even noticed what he was doing.'

In other words, precise framing in the camera wasn't their greatest priority. Which runs somewhat counter to all those people who obsess about 'getting it right in the camera'. For many great photographers, cropping, either radically or as fine adjustment, has always been part of the creative process. Personally I enjoy it - many photos are improved that way. Plus ... there's nothing sacrosanct about particular aspect ratios. They are just accidents of history.

How much time and concentration do you give to cropping before you post images online or have them printed?

Now that I shoot 36mpx I crop whenever I want to

And still end up with enough pixels to make a large print.

I do try to get it right in camera if I have my eye to the viewfinder that is.

But knowing I can crop (a lot) is a great thing.


When I shot Nikon D1 with 3 mpix  I could crop whenever I want to. No issues with 16x20 prints.   That just the nature of digital photography.

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