Good Photo Cropping

Written by Idea File Staff

Cooper City H.S.
Cooper City, FLA.

A photo can tell several stories, depending on how it is cropped. Leaving this photo full-frame shows the three runners who are leading the pack of bunched-up runners farther back. However, by eliminating some of the pack of runners on the right side of the print, the editor can shift attention and feature the intense competition among the lead runners. An editor needs to be careful when cropping a photo merely to fit a horizontal spot on the layout. The tragic amputation of feet, in the case of this photo, would end any chance these athletes might have had for effective contribution to the spread.

 

Idea File Staff

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